June 24, 2008

Can Linux find one good way to install software?

Iââ¬â¢m not sure when the fights over how to install programs started in Linux, but it was probably not longer after there were three Linux users on the planet. Things havenââ¬â¢t gotten any better.

In part thatââ¬â¢s because people never recall their history. For example, when Denis Washington, a Fedora developer suggested on the Linux Foundation mailing list that it was high-time for developers get on the stick and start working on an API (application programming interface) that would enable ISVs (independent software vendors) to ââ¬Åinstall software packages which integrate into the package manager - the ââ¬ËBerlin Packaging API,ââ¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â he ran into resistance

Link: practical-tech.com


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