First questions...

Bruce Stephens
Mon Aug 7 02:26:00 GMT 2000

Mo DeJong <> writes:

> On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Mark Brown wrote:


> > People should be able to cope with installing things - other packages
> > seem to manage to avoid shipping and/or installing all the stuff they
> > need unconditionally.  It's probably worth remembering that a lot of 
> > the users you're worrying about are going to wind up getting a 
> > prepackaged version.  
> One would hope. The sad fact is that most people are not
> able to build and install unless it is really simple.
> ./configure ; make install is nice and simple, building
> with external packages is not.

Things are typically different with GNU/Linux and *BSD, though.  In
both cases, you surely want to make it easy to build SN so that it
uses preinstalled versions of Tcl, Tk, itcl, BLT, because the people
getting the binary packages can also easily get binary packages of the
external packages which will install in sane places.

Bruce Stephens
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