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"Works on Windows." Okay, it will probably work.

"Works on Mac." Okay, it will probably work.

"Works on Linux." May or may not work depending on your choice of OS, DE, various C(++) library versions, etc.

Yay, fragmentation.

@njha For the Linux case you can improve chances with AppImage/Flatpak/Snap packaging. So, perhaps, it's not so bad.

@njha It may work on Windows XP and not work on Windows 10

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Interesting. That hasn't been my experience at all. My experience has been:

"In a Linux disro's repo": definitely works

"works on Mac": 99% chance it works out of the box

"works on Linux": 99% chance it works, mayby after a bit of fiddling

"Works on Windows": ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I wonder why we've had such different experiences, especially with Windows software

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