Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)
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Fri Oct 9 13:46:48 UTC 2015
On Fri, 2015-10-09 at 01:22 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
> > From the consumer's perspective it makes zero difference whether a
> > particular library is bundled or not, as long as the app works.
> Only until they run into their first symbol conflict due to conflicting
> bundled libraries.
I'd call that the app not working, yes. Symbol conflicts are literally
trivial to find, I'm really not sure why you bring the point up.
> And even if there are no symbol conflicts, they WILL notice that:
> 1. the bundled library wastes their disk space,
> 2. the bundled library wastes their RAM (because shared objects share most
> of their RAM segments, too), and
> 3. the bundled library wastes their time and bandwidth whenever downloading
> an application update.
Yes, I'm aware of the cost of bundling libraries. But if the
alternative is not having the application available at all I'm
_entirely_ okay with that cost, because in that scenario what the user
notices is that Fedora is not usable.
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