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View Poll Results: Have you ever compiled the source code of an open source application?
Yes 218 89.71%
No 24 9.88%
Not sure 1 0.41%
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:05 PM   #76
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I did, but I always strongly disliked it.
The moment you compile, you know your program is not going to be patched against security flaws.
This should be a no-go in production.
 
Old 11-10-2019, 06:35 PM   #77
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i use lfs/blfs so everything is compiled from source
 
Old 11-10-2019, 08:12 PM   #78
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Nothing big; small stuff like YAD, SCT - a tiny binary for setting night-time screen 'red tint' levels.....the most recent release of smartmontools, gKrellM, grip. Things of that nature.

These have been, by & large, successful.

(Oh, and the gimp-gap plugin for the G.I.M.P, some years ago, from a Slackware 'recipe', under the patient tutelage of another fellow 'Puppian'. I was really new to Linux in those days, yet wanted this particular plugin for a personal graphics project, so he tutored me, via TeamViewer, from the other end of the UK. I later found out that I could have obtained what I needed via a .deb package from the 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Ubuntu repos.......but it was all valuable practice.)

And the most recent was the last but one release (1.8.0) of the DeaDBeeF audio player, including a couple of necessary dependencies, plus a few assorted plug-ins for same.....mainly to get the best performance out of an elderly integrated sound chip.

I'm happy to tackle anything that's not too hard, if I think I stand a chance of a successful outcome.


Mike.

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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM   #79
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Lol, funny question for a Linux forum 😎 Of course I compile things from the source code, as a Slackware guy I do that quite often... I also drink a lot of tea 😉
 
Old Yesterday, 09:32 AM   #80
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Lol, funny question for a Linux forum 😎 Of course I compile things from the source code, as a Slackware guy I do that quite often... I also drink a lot of tea 😉
I don't find it funny, I think it's interesting, as of right now about 10% of the voters voted no.
 
Old Yesterday, 09:38 AM   #81
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I don't find it funny, I think it's interesting, as of right now about 10% of the voters voted no.
I also find the result somewhat interesting - you'd think on the one hand that given it's Linux we're talking about the result would be about right. But on the other hand, you'd think with the "newer generations" using Linux, they would stay within the package manager and be more likely to add extra software repo's rather than try and compile stuff themselves - therefore the "No" vote should be at least a little higher... interesting.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:24 PM   #82
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Ran gentoo a while ago. I also compiled OpenTTD by hand a while ago.

I consider returning to gentoo a good idea.
 
  


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