Announcement: One Click Installer

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Tue Aug 7 20:11:58 UTC 2007

Scott Kitterman napisaƂ(a):
> On Tuesday 07 August 2007 15:57, Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
>> This is the approach of apt:// protocol. It is not extensible and it
>> will not make Ubuntu competitive to rich software ecosystem of Windows.
>> There _must_ be the way for third party software creators to publish
>> their software easily. Otherwise they will not be interested in creating
>> their apps for Linux.
> I spend a lot of time packaging software for the Debian packaging system.  It 
> sounds to me like you believe this is a waste of my time because a generally 
> extensible packaging system that will result in reliable installations across 
> diverse architectures and hardware either exists or it trivial to create.
> Is that right?

No, you got completely the wrong idea.
Deb packages built for specific distro are useful as they provide best
integration with underlying distribution. And One Click Installer does
not at all address the issue of common packaging format or whether DEB
is better than RPM. It is just a convenient way for users to have their
favourite app installed without knowing what their distro is, what their
packaging system is, how to add repository, how to update it, how to add
keys, etc.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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