Linked by Mike Hearn on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 21:10 UTC
Linux I wrote an article a while ago on Linux packaging and Autopackage. There seemed to be quite a lot of interest in it so we got version 0.3 released today.
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Re: Autopackage
by whoop-ie-doop-ie on Thu 4th Sep 2003 00:04 UTC

>> Autopackage looks really great, and I'm very impressed with it, but it's gonna be a challenge to get people to use and accept it.

No no no, it's going to be a 'challenge' to get _developers_ to use and accept it, not users.. (remember, autopackage downloads/installs itself when not installed on the system)

Why should they (the users) not choose to d/l an autopackage instead of RPM/tarball/whatever if the former is much easier to use and does much more work related to system integration of the packaged program?.

There's almost no cons with this system so I really don't see any challenge..

/me, being a developer for an unreleased OSS project, is definitely going to use it, so that's 1 developer less to be convinced ;)

I'll promise to convince lots of other devs as well ;)