[Bf-committers] Static linux version, drop?

José Ignacio jose.cyborg at gmail.com
Mon May 25 08:24:46 CEST 2009

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Nathan Letwory <jesterking at letwory.net> wrote:
> 2009/5/25 Reuben Martin <reuben.m at gmail.com>:
>> Asking to remove completely was probably premature. But I don't think
>> there is much, if anything in the documentation about repositories. We
>> have people being told by peers that Blender works better on Linux,
>> then they immediately install Linux, download the packages from
>> blender.org, and from there they can't figure out what to do with it
>> and are lost.
>> I think the noob ratio of people downloading the Linux packages from
>> blender.org is very high, because experienced users will load it from
>> their repository or build it from SVN.
> The simple and effective solution to that is documentation. A short
> how-to unpack and start should suffice.
> I don't think we want to rely solely on distribution builds, since
> they might use optimization flags we don't endorse in our official
> builds, leading to unnecessary bug reports and wasted debugging time.
> /Nathan

Not to say distribution-specific patches not sent to upstream :S i hate those...

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