EeePC - Fedora or Ubuntu?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Jun 8 13:18:43 UTC 2009


Tim wrote:
> Yes, I know that.  But the dependencies are being made at too high a
> level.  It's the same as things depending on the whole of Firefox,
> rather than the gecko engine, because they want some small aspect of it.

That's because Firefox was never designed to be a library, but got used as
such (due to lack of alternatives; there was KHTML, but GTK+ apps couldn't
really use it, WebKitGtk got available only much later). Only recently,
they made xulrunner, which at least somewhat resembles a library (but it
was too late for some apps which already decided to switch to WebKit).

        Kevin Kofler




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