Mad Penguin: Self-Executing Application Installers in Linux: Yay or Nay?
Feb 28, 2007, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
[ Thanks to Matt D. for
this link. ]
"Windows users prefer self-executing application installers, and
for the most part, they get the job done well. But those of us on
the Linux side of the fence have long since been content with Deb
and RPM packages, among other application packaging options.
"In the past, I have seen a few different attempts at bringing
forth this packaging scheme to the Linux desktop. To say that it
has been met with varied success would be kind. But the fact
remains that it is the creation of Linux software packaging that
needs the most help. I believe the installation of software itself
for the end-user is just about where it ought to be. However, are
we addressing the packaging needs of the developer? This is open to