bhende19 wrote:As a IT manager / CIO / etc, I would want my machine(s) to match the standard layouts for any given distro. So while I used Fedora Core as an example I believe that xampp should fit the way Fedora would assign to install the individual packages of mysql, pearl, etc. And so forth for the other distros.
As a IT manager, senior consultant, senior systems engineer etc. I strongly believe that it is a main problem of linux that there are these different distros with different release system, different delivery systems, different installation services, different application paths etc. as it is horrible waste of manpower to build and support all these different platforms which truly aren't(!) different as they consist all of the same kernel, the same GNU, the same GPL applications and so on.
The Xampp Project is the first (for me) known project that goes the right way: one installation procedure, one installation path, one central repository for ALL distros, what makes life much easier and safes tons of time. I am not(!) member of the Xampp team but I am very sure, that they will never have enough manpower to support the wrong way of having different distros instead of having ONE Linux.
Therefore, I think that its just the wrong way that Xampp should take care of existing (distro-depending) installations, it MUST be just vice verse and Xampp should become the standard for all distros instead!
So, dont blame Xampp, blame Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and all the others for not (yet) making Xampp their standard Web Development Application Package.