Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC, submitted by broomfighter
Linux "The Portable Linux Apps project brings the ideal of "1 app, 1 file" to Linux. Applications are able to run on all major distributions irrespective of their packaging systems - everything the application needs to run is packaged up inside of it. There are no folders to extract, dependencies to install or commands to enter: "Just download, make executable, and run!"" A follow-up article describes how it works, and how to transform debian packages into AppImages. The packages don't include libraries, so the system won't need to update the same library in each individual app.
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PC-BSD anyone?
by Tuishimi on Fri 16th Jul 2010 23:02 UTC
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Anyway, I think it is a good idea. I would prefer to have the libraries included inside the package simply because then there would never be any dependency issues, ever. Or overwritten libraries, or 40 different libraries with almost the same name in /usr/lib and /usr/local/lib.

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