Marja van Waes
marja11 at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 14 12:35:29 CET 2013
On 14/01/13 11:01, Claire Robinson wrote:
> On 13/01/13 20:02, Marja van Waes wrote:
>> On 13/01/13 20:53, Roelof Wobben wrote:
>>> What I mean with fine tuning is that I can decide what options a
>>> package can use.With Gentoo or Freebsd you can decide if you want to
>>> use a option like can a pacakage use png.So I think Im going back to
>>> source based distro's. I want to thank you again for the explantions
>>> and help and patience you had with me. Roelof
>> For which package can you choose to use png or not in Gentoo?
>> Sorry for asking, but I never used Gentoo or FreeBSD, so I still don't
>> understand :-/
> It's all the build options Marja. Source based distros allow you to
> configure build flags however you like so you can enable certain things
> or disable others you don't use. The packages are then built when they
> are installed rather than being pre-built on the repository with some
> default build options.
Thanks for explaining, Claire :)
> Some people prefer the level of granular control it gives them. It's a
> trade-off though. Some say it makes their system faster or it uses less
> memory etc but it can also be a bit of a faff to configure.
> I wasn't aware freebsd was like that though. Horses for courses.
> It's a shame to see him go, he was doing fantastic work on bugzilla and
> seems a nice guy too. Wish him luck :)
Roelof unsubscribed from this ml too, so To'ing him, too :).
Roelof, in case you didn't see, this is what leuhmanu wrote to you,
> Arf, sorry that Mageia was not for you. Be happy on any other distro !
> And thanks for your work at the bugzilla !
Cheers and good luck!
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