Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2008 21:51 UTC
Linux "Curtis Knight, Isak Savo, and Taj Morton are the lead maintainers and developers of autopackage, a set of tools designed to let developers build and distribute distribution-neutral installation packages. In this interview, they share their vision of the project and where Linux packaging in general is going."
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by Temcat on Fri 18th Jan 2008 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Otherwise, installing a package is simple already, just launch your favorite package manager, type the name of your application, click "Install", wait 5 minutes and you're done.

That is, provided you have the app (or the version of it that you need) in the repository.

Also, packaging for multiple distribution means work duplication, and probability of introducing packaging-related bugs is higher.

Moreover, with a single binary package, you have more chances to get a specific bug fixed upstream rather than going through the distro bugzilla route.

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