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[3]: B.A.D idea
by Lambda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: B.A.D idea"
Lambda
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2006-07-28

No, just the opposite. Ubuntu and Debian incompatibilites are perfect examples of a subpar packaging system. Scroll (depending your threaded view) up to find links on the Conary packaging system. Fine-grained versioning would seem to solve these incompatibility problems.

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