Linked by Thomas Leonard on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:32 UTC
General Development In the Free and Open Source communities we are proud of our 'bazaar' model, where anyone can join in by setting up a project and publishing their programs. Users are free to pick and choose whatever software they want... provided they're happy to compile from source, resolve dependencies manually and give up automatic security and feature updates. In this essay, I introduce 'decentralised' installation systems, such as Autopackage and Zero Install, which aim to provide these missing features.
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RE[2]: Good article
by Lambda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
Lambda
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2006-07-28

However, one this is for sure: Linux users are being served far better by RPM and APT than Klik, Autopackage, Zero Install, et al. Show me a distro that successfully uses one of these self-contained package formats by default, and I'll certainly reconsider.

Nonsense. Linux users aren't being served better just because something just happens to exist in its current form.

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