Philip Brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I'm trying to encourage the developers, to make it easy for future users.
> That should be the goal of good software development: to make it easier for
> users, rather than easier for the programmers.
> That is to say, making things easier for the programmers is great, as long
> as it doesnt come at the EXPENSE of the users.

your plan of encouraging people is doomed to fail unless you change
your attitude. 

We put a lot of effort into maintaining our tree and making
compilation as easy as possible. We have spent a lot of our free time
to make GIMP compile on platforms we not even have access too. This
has been possible because people that use such platforms sent detailed
descriptions of their problems and suggestion on how to improve them.
Some even sent patches which is even more appreciated.

You on the other hand show up and without deeper knowledge state that
we are doing things all wrong because it doesn't work for you. You
question the use of pkg-config as if we have a choice whether to use
it or not to use it. You didn't even read it's man-page to inform
yourself about it's purpose.

Salut, Sven
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