standard dependancy system
talex5 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 15:46:11 PST 2007
On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 23:10:01 +0100, Mildred wrote:
> Le Thu 22/11/2007 à 18:25 Thomas Leonard à écrit:
>> On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 15:58:23 +0100, Mildred wrote:
>> This is almost exactly how it already works (except that the URI for
>> libpng is actually
>> http://freenet-homepage.de/LinuxCNC/0install/Libpng/ libpng.xml). See:
> Yes, 0install might work like that (I never used it) but not everyone
> wants to use 0install and some prefer using the packages provided by the
The URI is just a unique name. It might well resolve to a package
provided by the distribution, although often no package is available
locally, or is too old, and one will be downloaded instead.
Out of interest, may I ask why you haven't tried it (since you're
obviously interested in installation systems)?
> The idea was more to provide a standard interface that would be
> customized by the distribution.
> Maybe this could be integrated in 0install somehow, providing hooks so
> the distribution may customize what happens when a resource is required.
> Do you think it is possible ?
Sure, this has already been done:
> And do you think it is possible to make it widely accepted ?
Most major distributions already include it (Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu
at least, last time I checked).
I run ROX, and I get most of my applications that way too (and I just
noticed that my window manager, Ion3, started providing a Zero Install
feed a few days ago too), so I'm pretty happy about adoption. If you want
to use other stuff, I guess you'll have to ask the authors to provide a
Dr Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
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