[Fedora-packaging] paragraph on shipping static numerical libs updated

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Sun Jun 3 11:32:06 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 12:02 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 10:02:39AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > 
> > -1
> > 
> > 1. This proposal is not in the distro's interest, because it causes
> > additional bloat.
> I forgot to add that, I'll do another try later.
> > 2. This proposal's focus on "numerical libs" is silly. 
> > It tries to implement a special exception into the FPC based on an
> > application domain, while the problem actually is application domain
> > independent.
> > 
> > The real problem is: Cross-distro packaging of local packages, which
> > some people (bogusly) try to approach static linkage.
> This issue is addressed by the new paragraph, isn't it?
* in the case of user compiled programs doing numerical computations or
  data analysis, using static libraries may be useful.

You are explicitly referring to numerical computation or data analysis.

This is silly. 

>  Anyway I don't
> care about not having it in the guidelines, I can put it in my personal
> page in the wiki (although such thing doesn't exist yet).
> It is not really an exception, since this exception is already accepted
> since FESCO ratified the original proposal (unless I missed something).
> It is more a precision.
No idea what FESCO did, if they agreed to it, they failed.


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