>> I'm sorry if my comment sounded rude, that was not the purpose. But the way you argue and counter argue makes it almost obvious your only purpose is to argue, and you'll be doing everything your way doesn't matter what.
I misunderstood for the first half what the discussion is about, but I was not that much off topic and I still hold the reasons behind my proposals are valid. Of course I have to try defend and justify what I proposed if challenged, that's where the logic will either fail or persist, and so far I'm still convinced to be right - according to my own views, priorities and goals.
It's easy to disagree, I prefer to find agreement, but we can not agree no matter if both our logic is valid if our priorities and goals are different. That's where majority vote should make the cut so we always have more happy than angry people, and then all angry people have to do is just take some more drugs. Drugs always solve everything.
>> If you'll be doing everything as you like, then there's not purpose to argue how MAME developers do their own stuff, right?
Right. I wanted to present and explain my opinion, not really to press the issue any more than to make sure I was understood properly, which is when it turned out it is in fact me who didn't understand what others are talking about. What a day!
>> Remember when I said less than 5 PCs for every 100 use Linux? I forgot to add those 5 PCs have different Linux distributions fragmenting the user base a hell a lot more. See how successful the way Linux thinks it is (not saying Linux is bad though).
Linux is irrelevant, the installation file can be "setup.exe", Windows binary file that you run, select your options and press install button, and then the setup unzips the source code and compiler tools from itself and begins compilation. Only fresh compilation lasts long, but if you plan to compile every MAME release then you should keep your source tree, apply only diff patches and the compilation will be done in few seconds.
C'mon, we have computers, we can use them to make complicated things simple for us. Drugs too.
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As for the actual topic, I do not see a single benefit or even a reasonable motive to have one big MESS+MAME binary, I only see longer loading times and increased memory usage.