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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RE: i dont get it
by Praxis on Thu 27th Jan 2011 02:26 UTC in reply to "i dont get it"
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I think a big part of it is sharing stuff like rating and reviews or other metadata. Stuff that you really don't need duplicates for and get better when you combine all the data.

That and trying to come up with a standard UI for a linux app store. I think that goal is to make the linux app store experience consistent across supporting distros. So that people get the impression that the linux app ecosystem is just one big happy family instead of several competing fiefdoms of formats, utilities, and standards.

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