Results of the App Installer Meeting

Duncan Mac-Vicar P. dmacvicar at
Sat Jan 29 07:25:41 PST 2011

On 01/27/2011 06:07 PM, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> I am thinking of the AppStream project therefore as a big experiment to
> work together and I have the strong hope that we can find more places
> where we can work on together instead of against each other.

Agreed. And if you see we were able to come up with lot of agreements 
without falling in the typical two Linux traps:

- talking about packaging
- talking about GUI toolkits or desktop environments

We are focusing in the user and the simple problem of finding a cool app 
and install it. We are using PackageKit to solve technical issues in the 
current reality of Linux, but if the user gets the software as a Chrome 
extension or a full self contained image, he will not care, and we will 
slowly open our minds and leave more and more dogmas out to fulfill this 


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