Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Wed Apr 27 09:10:24 PDT 2005

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 17:56:25 +0200 CEST
"Jonas Sundström" <jonas at xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Anyway, there's really no magic to BeOS's solution.
> Apps are usually distributed as zipped up app folders,
> with the needed libraries in a subfolder named 'lib'.

	That would seem to make libraries pretty pointless the apps
might as well be statically linked. It would certainly be a huge waste
of space to have a copy of everything from libgtk+ down to libc in with
every gtk app on the system. It would also make it a nightmare when a
security problem is found in some fairly common library - instead of
just upgrading the appropriate library every application that used it
would have to be upgraded.

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