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Cross Compiler Blues

Jan 01, 2008, 21:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hans Bezemer)

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"It is the dilemma of every single FOSS developer. Sure, you want as many people as possible to use your software but you also want to acquaint them with the advantages of FOSS as well. Some developers think it is a non-question: they don't give portability a single thought. Others do, but think it is better to force users by not making their program available under other Operating Systems. 'If you want to use my program, that's cool, but switch to Linux first.' Other developers, like me, think that it is better to let people use FOSS software under their current Operating System because nobody will make the switch for a single program. It is the strategy that projects like Firefox are using too. It is based on the presumption that when the reasons for switching are piling up the transition is less painful because they can continue to use the programs they know and love..."

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