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accepted Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
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comment Which of the bigger distributions offers the latest updates?
Oh, and one more thing, if you are running new(ish) hardware or a laptop, the constant kernel updates of Arch and Tumbleweed might make a really noticeable difference in your experience, due to driver updates and additions.
Jun
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answered Which of the bigger distributions offers the latest updates?
Jun
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
While I agree in general, it does create an extra burden (however small) that means that probably no one would back this solution.
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Jun
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answered Using different versions of Python
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Jun
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
All good points. I suppose it could be read as "future-proofing": few of your points apply currently (mpmath is used in only a couple other projects at the moment), but it's easy to see that each of your points gains value for every new project using mpmath.
Jun
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
I understand it as against bundling - the users want to install what they want, not have me force a particular version on them.
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Tshepang I've written a summary, is that better? And yes, it isn't split away yet in master, but there's a branch that does just that and it works fine.
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revised Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
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Jun
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Tshepang The discussion can be seen at: code.google.com/p/sympy/issues/detail?id=2482
Jun
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comment Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?
@Anton Yes, it's SymPy, an open-source Python library for symbolic mathematics. I'm working in it as a GSoC student (full disclosure :)).
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asked Why are libraries shipped separately instead of bundled with every program?