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: convertors?
by rich on Thu 4th Sep 2003 07:58 UTC

>> Plus i think the biggest advantage of autopackager would be that every distro needn't maintain its own personal set of packages for every application. Will probably remove a lot of redundancy.

Windows: uses CAB for OS components, InstallShield (or any other installer system) for 3rd party applications.

Red Hat Linux (example): uses RPM for OS components, Autopackage for 3rd party applications.

Seeing the point already? GNU/Linux is becoming more like Windows, yay! ;)
(but this time, it's a good thing)