March 2nd, 2005

  • evan

annoyance of the day: fink

(I've posted about this before, but now I have more people listening.)

It makes no sense at all for fink to download source code and compile. You could maybe maybe make an argument on other platforms about optimization flags for different processors, but especially with macs you have incredibly homogeneous systems. (And those sorts of optimizations rarely make a difference with normal applications anyway.)

It's such a waste of processor resources in general and my time (as I watch it recompile dpkg) in particular.