Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
Permalink for comment 313067
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Similar to Haiku's Installer RFC
by wkornewald on Tue 6th May 2008 12:21 UTC
wkornewald
Member since:
2006-08-23

Hey Thom,
in some ways, your proposal looks similar to Haiku's Installer RFC:

http://www.haiku-os.org/glass_elevator/rfc/installer

Did you have a look at that one? It's not really cleaned up, though.

Bye,
Waldemar Kornewald

Reply Score: 1