klik://kspread-1.5-beta is cool (as is the kword one)
Posted Feb 2, 2006 15:01 UTC (Thu) by jospoortvliet
In reply to: klik://kspread-1.5-beta is cool (as is the kword one)
Parent article: KOffice 1.5 beta 1 Released (KDE.News)
the whole point of klik is that you can klik a file and it'll start a program. and you didn't have to install it, you didn't need root password and you didn't put it in a special place. you also can give it to someone else, and it'll run immediately.
it is NOT a package manager, as it doesn't manage any packages.
you say it has these disadvantages:
1. software is not the same as it is when you install it permanently:
duh, no, it is for testing pre-release software as user.
2. you don't get updates
nope, you get a new package if you want (1 click on the site)
3. you have to learn another package maanger
what? you click the package and it runs? learn?????
4. you run untrusted binaries
well, if you don't trust the debian archives AND don't trust the page you got the klik package from, its untrusted... but as i trust both, i wouldn't call it untrusted.
again, you don't install it - you only run it. as soon as you close the app, it gets unmounted and it didn't change anything. so, again, it is a safe way of running (but not installing) portable software while the author did not have to compile it statically (inflating its size).
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