Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:24 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux Installing software on Linux has gotten progressively easier over the years, down to being downright foolproof in Ubuntu's Application Center. However, there is still the problem of each distribution relying on its own frontends and backends, and this needs to be addressed. Members from all the major Linux distributions have held several talks, and have come up with a solution which is already being implemented.
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What about portable linux apps?
by metalf8801 on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:16 UTC
metalf8801
Member since:
2010-03-22

I hope this happens and that it is implemented in an user friendly manner. However, what about adopting the portable Linux apps method or are there to many problems with it? http://portablelinuxapps.org/

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

No problem with it. But linux people are not known for thinking outside the box. As you can see here they'll fix your genome before reconsidering the problem.

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

No problem with it. But linux people are not known for thinking outside the box. As you can see here they'll fix your genome before reconsidering the problem.


Right, and portablelinuxapps.org wasn't implemented by Linux users. It just spawned there.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Portable, standalone apps pose complexity problems in integration, trackability and updating. Indeed, OSX apps (sorry, "software"*), though easy to install ("drag & drop"), have no unified update engine and leave a lot of crap behind when uninstalled...

*now they have "apps" like iOS, which solves the problems of the old method... by copying the central softawre repository linuxes always had. Thus we come full-circle...

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