Replace K&R source dist. with binary dist [Was: libwww ]
In message <Pine.3.89.9407131437.B21941email@example.com>, Garrett Arch Blythe write
>On Wed, 13 Jul 1994, Eric W. Sink wrote:
>> Hi Garrett, thanks for jumping into this mess. It does not appear that
>> your message went to the list, BTW.
>> >NO! I definately disagree with the first of these requests. There are
>> >many, many machines out there with K&R, and dumping that will bring me
>> >such pain as to increase Tylenol stock by 15 points. Hell, you might as
>> >well ask if it should be done in C++ (see lynx-dev).
But how many of the users on these machines with K&R only are developing
The rest of the users are just that -- users, and they'll be much happier
with a compiled binary distribution than a K&R C source distribution,
The big issue with binary distribution is viruses. To alleviate this
problem, I suggest that anybody who provides a binary distribution
should use MD5 checksums -- signed with a public key, if possible --
to allow end users to detect corrupted/forged/modified distributions.
- Re: libwww
- From: Garrett Arch Blythe <firstname.lastname@example.org>