Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
Thread beginning with comment 313077
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Hand waving
by shevegen on Tue 6th May 2008 13:11 UTC in reply to "Hand waving"
Member since:

'If you use shared libraries, you have a reliance on your vendor (situation with all current Linux distributions).'

That is true, and I am one that constantly critisizes the upstream vendors/maintainers as well, but you see - the situation on Mac is as bad as on Windows in that you are dependent on a company just as well.

So all these worlds more or less have similar problems. You depend on someone else.

Now, with similar problems already, I as a user would still like to choose AppDirs instead of FHS.

I dont want that others enforce the FHS upon me. But the big distributions have no inclination to change to AppDirs at all.

Reply Parent Score: 1