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Jörg Schaible wrote:
> Kasun Gajasinghe wrote:
>> Hi Jörg, and Robert,
>>>> FWIW one unresolved challenge for linux distributions with the rise of
>>>> bytecode languages (such as Java) is that compressed bytecodes are not
>>>> binaries in the usual sense (platform dependent machine executable
>>>> machine code). i know that it's a hard thing for the linux community
>>>> to hear but it's about time that the community acknowledged that these
>>>> languages are now mainstream and stop trying to force them into a
>>>> inappropriate provisioning model.
>> So... what exactly are you suggesting? Switch in to using binaries
>> instead of building from source paradigm?
> For Java: Yes. Use flags are still useful for dropping optional deps. I
> recommended that already years ago.
I really meant years ...