Alfred M. Szmidt asked:
> I am not sure what benefit it would bring to the user.
It would be different. It would be highly portable. I personally also like the
idea that, when someone wants a program, they're automatically given the
"complete and corresponding source code" at the time.
> library dependencies is always cumbersome, and we should aim so that
> anyone can install GNU.
It needn't be hard. Indeed, I'm sure that the installer/package manager/whatever
could be made to handle dependencies. Source-based doesn't *have* to mean
manually compiling everything yourself.