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LinuxWorld: Time for a New Installation Paradigm, Part 4

May 05, 2003, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"It is finally that time in the series to formulate changes and new approaches to software installation on Linux...

"We must address two specific groups to solve installation problems:

  1. "Application developers: those who design, build and test the applications.
  2. "Application packagers: those who design and manage the installation process for the applications.

"These can be virtual groups, of course, because the same person or persons may be responsible for everything from start to finish. However, it may be easier to understand the issues if we separate the procedures and recommendations..."

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