Can Linux Find One Good Way to Install Software?
Jun 25, 2008, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"I'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 haven't gotten any
"In part that'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 'install software packages which integrate into the
package manager--the 'Berlin Packaging API,'' he ran into