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Re: Is Drizzle a developers-only project?

 

Stewart writes:
As a developer, the question of "where is this used" and "how is this
used" should not have to be solved by downloading 1,000 sep tarballs,
extracting them and then trying to work out how the heck to compile
1,000 different pieces of software, 500 of which will have borked up
autotools and 300 of which won't build on your dev box.


The non-developer user experience is even uglier. Accessible and usable "out of the box" (i.e. without requiring significant intervention just to get things up and running) should be a release hallmark for any software.

If a developer who is working on the project is still going to need to spend significant time puzzling through what to download and how to compile/configure, it's going to be completely inaccessible to someone who is trying to use it as a medium for a solution for a client/user.


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