Subject: Re: Linux
From: Matt Cahill (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 12 2002 - 09:40:38 CST
On most major distributions of Linux (ie Mandrake), AbiWord is pre-compiled
(which means that it's already loaded to operate with the particular distro).
When people write of problems loading Abi in Linux, usually they're trying
to install the latest/greatest version, which may require more
troubleshooting than if a later version was provided by the company that
produces the distro (which is usually later than the Abi release, or in the
next version of that distro). The reason for these problems deals with the
fact that Abi depends upon particular shared libraries, the location of which
may vary from Linux distro to Linux distro.
It isn't as much of a toil as it may seem.
As for Linux vs. Windows...well, it sounds like you're curious enough to
try it, in which case I'd recommend you do. If you'd like suggestions,
contact me privately. I've been using Linux (Slack and Mandrake) for a
On January 12, 2002 10:24 am, Virgil Arrington Jr. wrote:
> This may not necessarily be appropriate on an Abi list, but since so many
> of you use Linux, I'd thought I'd ask.
> I've been thinking recently of trying Linux as I've grown more dissatisfied
> with MS-Windows and the MS attitude behind it. Yet, the one thing that
> holds me back is seeing how much difficulty many of the Linux Abi users
> have installing and using Abi on their systems. I realize that Abi is
> still pre-release, but I haven't had nearly the difficulties with the
> Windows version as I have read from many of you concerning the Linux
> versions. I read of tarballs and rpms and dependencies and other things I
> have never heard of. Is this normal Linux stuff or is it unique to the
> early nature of Abi. Is there really that much difference between
> different Linux distributions that Abi would work fine on one and not on
> others? If so, how does any given Linux user know if a new application
> will work with his particular flavor?
> Not trying to clog up the Abi list with a Windows-Linux debate - as I'm
> sure many of you have strong feelings - so please feel free to respond to
> me privately and off-list.
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