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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Support for Mac OS X, some cleanup for Mac OS X Server
Date Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:39:55 GMT

In article <> you wrote:

>> ... A default is a
>> default and should be the same for all platforms. 
> I wonder.  If a user has the thing installed on his
> machine and he goes and gets a fresh version, as we
> surely want him to do, the default install should
> "do the right thing" and I'd argue that's to install
> in the way the what he has already installed.
> Possibly some warning that what is already installed
> has an unusal layout - I can't see how that would
> work exactly.
> That both redhat and apple are doing this kind of
> variant layout - well I think we should try to
> meet them more than half way so the end users upgrades
> are as easy as possible.
> The implementation might be a kludge, but the goal
> seems entirely admirable.

Ok, accepted although it doesn't make me personally happy. But then we should
do a _general_ default adjustments for the layout which not only covers Mac OS
X. You know, I'm not really against the goal of Apple here. My main
concern is the inconsistency which occurs by a specific kludge. Either all
get the same default or we've a general adjustment mechanism which covers
mainly all platforms. Half-way it will be confusing, I think.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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