the reason we need a package for this is.. the INSTALLER DOESN'T WORK half the time
wtf?.. honestly.. jeezus....
obviously.. I've just tried to install it.. failed and am now ranting about how much of a complete bastard everyone involved in the the vegastrike installer is..
not only that.. but.. it's damn near impossible to compile manually because none of it makes any sense..
why not jst a normal and completely functional configure make make install... bastards...
Would you like a rant?
How about the fact that it's attitudes like the one that you so beautifully demonstrated that cause free software developers to lose heart in their projects, discontinue their contributions to the free software community, and cause the community as a whole to be worse off because of the lost talent? What good is ranting and calling these developers (who are giving you their time and talents for free) bastards? Are you improving their projects? Are you encouraging their contributions? Are you thanking them for their hard work and motivating them to continue that work to fix bugs and bring new innovative features to their software?
Listen, before you go out ranting and raving about free software and how much it sucks, why don't you try a more constructive approach? Submit bug reports, send letters/emails of thanks and appreciation to the developers, contribute financially, contribute code or patches, be constructive!
The developers are human too, and they make mistakes, have feelings, get discouraged and upset. Please do not further add to the negativity that can so easily bog down what could otherwise become an amazing project.