Ok, so if I'd been keeping a list it would be like a mile long, but I haven't been and thus do not remember all the stuff but I've noticed an annoying trend amoung programmers in that they seem to assume that everyone else is a programmer too when, news flash here, we're not. So they'll say something like a program "should compile on any platform that supports it with minimal changes." Ok, yay, non-programmer here, how?
I understand why programmers release source and whatnot rather than compiled code, I'm on Windows 7, other people are on Macs, others are on open source systems, others are on the thing with the thing and the thing. It's not usually practical to compile a finished version of the program for every version of every operating system in use.
The problem is that for those of us who know nothing it means we can do nothing because we have no idea how to put the building blocks together.
At the moment I only remember two of the plethora of things this has come up with:
Interpolate plugin for Gimp
Can anyone make me a version I can run on my machine?