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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Neolander on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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+1 from a linuxero who thinks that over-reliance on the repository system is one of the main issues of the Linux world.

In my dream OS, the repository system would only serve to store a collection of well-trusted, "Editor's pick" software in a single centralized place. Packages would be perfectly standalone, relying only on system libraries, and of course secure: nothing like Windows installers, demanding to run arbitrary code with admin privilege just to copy a bunch of files to a given place on disk.

Mac OS X actually got pretty close to that with the bundle system. That's one of the things which I used to like about that OS, before Gatekeeper came around in 10.8, announcing the start of a gradual deprecation of decentralized software distribution.

Edited 2013-04-25 17:26 UTC

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