Allowing apps to install packages
kap4020 at rit.edu
Wed Mar 1 00:54:00 EET 2006
On Tuesday 28 February 2006 17:42, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Karol Pietrzak wrote:
> > In addition, I myself am I working on a cross-distribution library 
> > which would enable developers to do seemingly simple things like "get the
> > KDE prefix" with relative ease (Right now even that simple example is
> > implemented in like 500 different ways in 500 distributions).
> > Needless to say, I would welcome your help / patches as well. :)
> >  http://sourceforge.net/projects/ldw
> This website seems to be empty. (I don't even see any files to provide
> "patches" for.) Where is the documentation about this?
All the code is in CVS at the moment. It's at a pre-alpha stage, and I'll
make a release when I feel confident it will be usable. Perhaps the link to
CVS would have been better:
As for documentation, that'll come with the first public release.
> I see it is titled "Linux Distribution Wrapper" -- what about DragonFly
> OS? Darwin? OpenSolaris? NetBSD?
It's titled "Linux Distribution Wrapper" for the following reasons:
- time: I'm only one person, and I needed to limit the scope of the project,
although none of the code is really Linux specific and I'm maintaining a very
- resources: I only have access to two Linux distributions, and an old Solaris
I've actually seriously considered adding support for other operating systems,
but the previously-mentioned reasons took hold. I'm considering integrating
libstatgrab , which works for just about every Unix or Unix-variant I can
I've actually posted about this project here a few months ago before I wrote a
single line of code, and my post generated very little interest. Should I
ask again? :)
kap4020 at rit.edu
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