Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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by Cheapskate on Tue 20th Jul 2004 19:07 UTC

i would like to see more apps built to install & run no matter what Linux distro you have (noarch)

look at mozilla, it is packaged in a .tar.gz package, same with OpenOffice, all that is needed is to decompress and open the directory containing the install files and run a script. and if there are complications for certain applications that are distro specific then maybe giving the user a way to make the installer script build the package to fit the distros needs in order to run properly...

just my $00.02

i am no developer but i can see the potental of the way these applications install in to various Linux distros, (one package fits many distros)