Edgy Third Party Package Management

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 6 18:47:03 BST 2006

On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 04:42:16PM -0500, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> gnome-app-install is sort of a different path from what I was intending
> to take with ThirdPartyApt. Dispute coming at it from totally different
> angles, they mostly overlap.
> The idea of adding things installed through ThirdPartyApt to
> gnome-app-install automatically is appealing, but I believe slightly
> separated from the actual goal of ThirdPartyApt, which is to move the
> actual initiation of the distribution of the program to the
> distributions web site (where, arguably, I believe it belongs), vs an
> Ubuntu-centric management application.

They are overlapping goals, and they should share an interface.  I support
the idea of having a mechanism for providing repository data via a web
interface, and I believe the backend should be handled by, gnome-app-install
and friends.

 - mdz

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