September 10, 2000

VM Code as a Software Distribution Mechanism

Author: JT Smith

This week's freshmeat editorial. Dave Gudeman writes: "A developer who wants to make a piece of software available to others faces the
daunting task of software delivery. There are several strategies for delivering software, primarily source
code, machine binaries, and virtual machine binaries, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. I'm
going to discuss each of the alternatives, then suggest a variation that is potentially better than any of the
other solutions for commercial as well as Open Source software projects."
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