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.
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RE: Hand waving
by shevegen on Tue 6th May 2008 13:11 UTC in reply to "Hand waving"
shevegen
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2008-04-04

'If you use shared libraries, you have a reliance on your vendor (situation with all current Linux distributions).'

That is true, and I am one that constantly critisizes the upstream vendors/maintainers as well, but you see - the situation on Mac is as bad as on Windows in that you are dependent on a company just as well.

So all these worlds more or less have similar problems. You depend on someone else.


Now, with similar problems already, I as a user would still like to choose AppDirs instead of FHS.

I dont want that others enforce the FHS upon me. But the big distributions have no inclination to change to AppDirs at all.

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