Announcement: One Click Installer

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Aug 7 23:03:10 BST 2007


On Tuesday 07 August 2007 16:11, Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
> Scott Kitterman napisał(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.
>
OK, so for a Debian system, where do the.debs come from that One Click is 
needed for?

This is the part that keeps confusing me.  You seem to think if installing 
were just easier, people would install more stuff (probably true), but I 
think the real limiting factor is getting the stuff properly packaged.

Scott K



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