On Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:12:03 -0700 (PDT), Bruchy wrote:
> I stopped this endless waste of time and deleted all 5 GB of software
> garbage. I'm tired of reading incomplete instructions and flooding my
> harddisk with useless Linux emulation software.
I can easily understand your frustration: when i started using
MinGW and MSYS on Windows (over 10 years ago) I had to sweat hard
for several weeks before being able to reasonably master the whole
Honestly it's not an user friendly environment, and it surely
requires a very deep competence and comprehension about both
Linux and Windows, a not so trivial requirement.
but it's a wonderful and incredibly powerful development
envirorment, which will generously pay off all the initial
efforts once that you learn how to use it in the right way.
That said: I'm really impressed with your emotional outburst;
in more than 10 years of life of this mailing list it never
happened to me to read so many technically incompetent
considerations expressed in such a rude and uncivilized way.
Congratulations, you have set a new (negative) record.
> To be honest: I suppose you put extremely much work into this
> and it's very sad, that missing avalability of easy usable essential
> parts will restrict it to self-compiling-Linux-nerds.
this is absolutely not true, there is some gross misunderstanding.
1) all major Linux distributions support SpatiaLite as a set
of standard system packages being automatically updated
2) on MacOs SpatiaLite is directly supported by HomeBrew,
the major packaging system distributing free sw on Mac
3) for Win32 and Win64 platforms SpatiaLite itself delivers
windows precompiled executables for every released version
3.bis) MSYS2 is now going to directly distribute its own
binaries for Windows.
as you can easily see, compiling the code from sources it's
more the exception than the rule, and is only required if
you desperately need to test the latest "unstable" branch
still under active development, it's not the expected
way for regular users.
just a personal question: I'm completely unable to undestand
why you've choosen to not follow options 3) or 3.bis) (the
easiest and painless way) deciding instead to adventure yourself
in a custom build from sources without having the required technical
skills (and even worst, refusing to spend time for patiently
studying and learning an unfamiliar development environment).
> You have the experience, knowledge and software to help potential
> users. It would take you an half hour to create and upload all
> binaries for Windows or Mac, but you expect every single user to
> hours of work. Why?
because I'm not your slave and you are not my master.
you'll be authorized for giving me orders and directives only when
you'll pay for my time for what it's worth.
for now, be content with taking what has been kindly given to you;
you are not obliged to be satisfied if you do not like it, but at
least show respect towards those who dedicate (absolutely for
free) part of their professional time for you too.
just for punctualizing: creating windows packages it's not a
task requiring half an hour; it requires about a full day.
and there is absolutely no need to support Mac Os because
it's already covered by HomeBrew.
I'm absolutely not expecting users to spend hours for
compiling their binaries; it's you that decided to
follow the hardest way having easier alternatives. why ?
p.s. as you reported you've used a Win 8.1 system for
your failed attempts to use MSYS2 and MinGW.
8.1 has a well deserved reputation for being one the
worst operating systems ever released, but even more
important it's nowadays no longer supported.
I've the strong suspect that using a more recent
Windows 10 (possibly a clean fresh installation) MSYS2
will surely run in a much smoother way ... I've never
heard before anyone complaining for so much troubles
about MSYS2 and MinGW.