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RantWhy are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Kyudos6-Nov-12 12:56
memberKyudos6-Nov-12 12:56 
If you want mainstream buy-in, provide for the consumer. Remember that the consumer is lazy (like me). I want to use your thing, likely on Windows, give me binaries I can use. I don't really want to compile it.

If you are going to make me compile, package the whole thing in one spot. I don't want to have to hunt down and download half the internet just to see if your library will work for me.

Why no VS projects? I'm lazy remember, I don't want to be messing with makefiles and command line compilation - I'm not hardcore like you.

Come on open-sourcerrs - assist my laziness!
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Kevin Marois6-Nov-12 13:19
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Kyudos6-Nov-12 13:35
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
César de Souza6-Nov-12 13:24
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Super Lloyd6-Nov-12 13:37
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Kyudos6-Nov-12 13:47
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Marc Clifton6-Nov-12 13:55
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Pete O'Hanlon6-Nov-12 22:38
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Marc Clifton7-Nov-12 3:34
protectorMarc Clifton7-Nov-12 3:34 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Pete O'Hanlon7-Nov-12 3:56
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
devvvy6-Nov-12 16:44
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
Rage6-Nov-12 21:39
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GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] Pin
RedDK7-Nov-12 5:46
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