[opensource-dev] step by step guide to compiling snowglobe

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Fri Feb 19 04:42:38 PST 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:06:54PM -0600, Jonathan Irvin wrote:
> As far as SnowGlobe goes, I wish it was more modular like linux goes.  To where
> we can add packages or remove them from the base install to grant us this or
> that.  When one module gets updated we can just download it as needed.

I would like that too, but... as long as "we" want to stay in sync with the
"official" viewer of Linden Lab (or they with us), we cannot make any large

I consider this a very bad thing personally, so I'm not in favour of staying
in sync. I think Snowglobe would benefit to let go of trying to be merge-able
with the "official viewer" and start to really allow BIG changes.

> Also....Hey Linden Labs, when are we going to put Second Life in linux package
> format so we can just link to your repo and have us be able to install and
> upgrade from our respective package managers, i.e Yum & Apt-Get?

Actually, that is the task of linux distributors. For example, in the case
of debian, of volunteers that become "package manager" for a specific packet.
In our case, that would be Robin Cornelius. It's not fair to look at Linden
Lab for making linux packages for every distribution out there.

However, they *should* listen to package managers with some kind of priority.
If those request a bug fix that only LL can fix, then that is backed up by
a very large number of users and should get high priority.

Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>

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