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Linux-Watch: Linux Software Installation to Improve

Jan 03, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Installing a new application on Linux can be challenging, even for experts. Now, the LSB (Linux Standard Base) project and its parent organization, the FSG (Free Standards Group), have a plan for how to make it easier for both users and developers.

"Last month, key people in the Linux software packaging world and ISVs (independent software vendors) got together in Berlin, Germany to discuss the future of Linux application packaging. The group decided to create a bridge between the various software package installment programs that the Linux distributions support and what the ISVs need to support Linux..."

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