"Autopackage is a concept that is in the process of becoming a
reality, a little bit at a time, in the traditional Open Source
manner. The idea is to come up with a single software
packaging/installation system that will work across all major Linux
distributions, and resolve dependencies, too, so that neither
developers nor users need to worry about distribution compatibility
issues. This is an interview with project leader Mike Hearn, whose
(lightly edited) words will give you an excellent idea of how the
project started, where it is now, and where it's going.
"NewsForge: How old is the autopackage project
"Mike: Hmm. Well, I originally started coding
it in about July of last year, but I didn't release it or announce
it as an open source project until about mid-September, in fact it
was a few weeks after I moved down to where my current job is. So,
I'd say about slightly over half a year old..."
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