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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [patch rfc 1/3] xen arch header rework.

  • To: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Jacob Gorm Hansen <jacobg@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:28:39 +0200
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On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 10:56 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:

> > The following packages will be REMOVED:
> >   alien build-essential debhelper defoma dpkg-dev ethereal fontconfig
> >   intltool-debian libcompress-zlib-perl libfontconfig1 libft-perl
> >   libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin libgtk2.0-common libmail-sendmail-perl
> >   libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libxft2 ntp ntp-server ntp-simple
> >   perl perl-doc perl-modules po-debconf rpm ttf-bitstream-vera xterm
> > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 28 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> > Need to get 0B of archives.
> > After unpacking 59.8MB disk space will be freed.
> > Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
> > Abort.

I guess I just cannot fathom the infinite wisdom that leads to a widget
toolkit or a truetype font requiring a script language interpreter to
run. This example describes perfectly why Linux will never be a serious
threat to any of the real desktop platforms out there, most of the
application code is so tangled up in external dependencies that
packaging up software stand-alone is practially impossible, version
conflicts (two applications requiring different version of say, perl)
are inevitable, and performance just plain sucks, because developers
prefer comfortable (perl, python) to fast and predictable (C, C++). Oh

Xen already requires python, so using python instead of perl in the
build script does not further bloat the requirements list.


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