[clug] VMware ThinApps: anything like this in the FOSS/Linux world?

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Sat Apr 30 03:24:02 MDT 2011

On Sat, 30 Apr 2011, Kim Holburn wrote:

[Snip discussion that mirrors my own opinions on the use of dynamic 

> All of that just to have dynamically linked executables?  Perhaps we've 
> gone too far along that road and a mix of dynamic and static would be 
> better?

At the risk of making a "me too" post, I've been thinking along these 
lines for a while.  With gobs of disk and memory maybe I'd be better off 
with everything statically linked.  Disk space (and even memory) can be 
saved with the right kind of deduping.

Rapid changes in computer hardware mean that we should be rethinking 
existing practices and assumptions every few years.



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