Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Oct 2006 15:00 UTC, submitted by Temcat
Linux A new version of the Autopackage cross-distribution packaging system for Linux has been released. The most important enhancement in the new 1.2 version is the improved C++ support, making it possible to create a package that will install on systems with different C++ ABI versions (gcc 3.2 or gcc 3.4). Also, first steps to integrate Autopackage with native package managers have been done: now it is possible to uninstall an RPM package conflicting with the autopackage that is being installed. There are also many other GUI and backend improvements.
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RE[4]: This is very good
by Amaranth on Fri 20th Oct 2006 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is very good"
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don't have enough manpower to package XaraLX

Find a distro that has better support? If they lack the manpower to add something like that I wouldn't want to rely on them for security updates.

Edited 2006-10-20 02:52

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RE[5]: This is very good
by FooBarWidget on Fri 20th Oct 2006 06:24 in reply to "RE[4]: This is very good"
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"Find a distro that has better support?"

It is not up to us to judge whether the user is using the right distro. The user may have a legitimate reason to use that specific distro even though it lacks the man power to package a lot of things. The user should not have to suffer from that decision, software installation should be easy regardless of which distribution they use (within reasonable limits of course; I don't expect new software to run on RedHat 1.0 for instance).

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