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GeneralRe: Here We Go With The Election Predictions PinmemberRoger Wright6-Nov-12 17:47 
RantWhy are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberKyudos6-Nov-12 13:56 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberKevin Marois6-Nov-12 14:19 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberKyudos6-Nov-12 14:35 
In this instance, libgeotiff, but it seems a common malaise. Almost everytime I've read about features of an OS lib and thought 'Sounds interesting, I might be able to use that' I find I have to download their source, and some other lib and a different framework etc. Then figure out how to compile it in Windows - which often seems to require code changes, modifications to makefiles and the like.
 
Generally I don't actually have time to figure it out, especially if it's a bit of a speculative inquiry. I get the impression that some OS proponents do it deliberately, being so rabidly anti-Microsoft or anti-PC, but that smacks of cutting off your nose to spite your face to me.
 
Some, like GIMP, provide well for Windows users. Some do provide win-binaries, but don't seem to emphasise them or market them very well, others don't give you anything.
 
ROI is usually so low for me, I often turn to closed solutions I can BUY and use straight-away, which is surely more 'harmful' to the OS movement??
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberCésar de Souza6-Nov-12 14:24 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberSuper Lloyd6-Nov-12 14:37 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinmemberKyudos6-Nov-12 14:47 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinprotectorMarc Clifton6-Nov-12 14:55 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon6-Nov-12 23:38 
GeneralRe: Why are Open Source library projects all so (seemingly) anti-convenience? [Lazy Programmer Rant] PinprotectorMarc Clifton7-Nov-12 4:34 

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