Linked by Thomas Leonard on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:32 UTC
General Development In the Free and Open Source communities we are proud of our 'bazaar' model, where anyone can join in by setting up a project and publishing their programs. Users are free to pick and choose whatever software they want... provided they're happy to compile from source, resolve dependencies manually and give up automatic security and feature updates. In this essay, I introduce 'decentralised' installation systems, such as Autopackage and Zero Install, which aim to provide these missing features.
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by zhulien on Tue 16th Jan 2007 01:36 UTC
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I say this all the time on digg and only get dugg down. Sadly the greater linux community doesn't like the idea of not having to install software. Installation of software is a pathetic idea which Windoze and Linux seem to embrace. Luckily for MacOS and AmigaOS, it isn't usually a necessity to run an installer of any type - thank god these two OSs exist.

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