Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:10 UTC
Editorial InternetNews.com states: "Microsoft (or a really smart ISV) should build a full application manager for Windows, similar to what most Linux distributions do today." Most Windows applications come with their own distinctive updating mechanism (much like Mac OS X), instead of having a centralised updating location like most Linux distributions offer. While it certainly wouldn't be harmful for Windows to gain such a feature - the question remains: isn't it time we rethink program installation and management altogether?
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Wine-Doors is coming to Windows.
by andy_js on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:29 UTC
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2008-02-29

I'm one of the developers of a package manager for WINE called Wine-Doors.

We will be bringing Wine-Doors over to Windows and Mac OSX with version 0.2 (Currently it only works on Linux/BSD/Solaris).

Wine-Doors handles installation, removal and upgrade of packages, and resolves dependencies.

Future versions will also handle creation and submission of packages too, so you wont have to wait for us to put together packages.

PS: Gobolinux allows you to submit packages in a similar way. So the argument about having to wait for distributors to put together packages is not always true anymore.

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