Free desktop application distribution and installation

Mattias Andrée maandree at
Mon Dec 8 18:26:25 PST 2014

On Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:19:55 -0800
Thomas Kluyver <thomas at> wrote:

> On 8 December 2014 at 18:09, Mattias Andrée
> <maandree at> wrote:
> > The goal was to make it as simple as possible, but
> > perhaps there is a simpler way than UUID:s.
> >
> My idea is that the new system leaves all the dependency
> management to distros: an end user application can depend
> on distro packages, but can't be depended on itself, so
> it wouldn't have an ID to specify as a dependency. If a
> unique ID is needed, which it certainly may be, I'd go
> for something more like Apple's UTIs (e.g.
>, which have at least some meaning
> without a lookup table.

I would prefer a static identifier, and not have it changed
if I move my package to a different site.

> Thomas

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