>>>> Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
... part two [Include download support in core]
I've thought about that, and came to the conclusion that it
work on most distros, as there's no guarantee that the devel
packages are installed. It's better to use ftp, wget, and/or curl
commands for basic download support.
In the use case where user builds from sources yes but not in the use
case where the binary is part of a distro or installer.
Note that I don't know how practical it is to use libcurl on
We can, or have to, ship the dll with the installer.
at least you'd need to deal with Cygwin and non-Cygwin, [...]
In cygwin we would depend on libcurl. For non-cygwin, native!?, I
guess it is the same as with the other libraries like jpeg, tiff
etc. You need to have the library installed. If not there, well there
will be no package support.
OTOH, as long as we have volunteers producing Windows installers,
this is pretty much a non-issue for Windows.
Yes. If we don't consider the use case where a user would like to
update the packages without downloading a new installer.
I think it would be nice if the package system worked a lot like how
package systems works in other software like firefox, chrome etc.
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