Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Mar 31, 2012 11:16 UTC (Sat) by drago01
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No, they (rightly) expect that if you install a software application today, it's going to work in 6 months, or 3 years from now. Maybe not in 10 years, but in 10 minutes from now it had better still work.
It is not like this is not possible it just not promoted good enough ... something like glick2
Let me quote from the site:
- Easy to install apps
- Apps keep working if the OS packages are upgraded, no sudden breaks due to some library change.
- In fact, you can run the same bundle on older or newer OSes, meaning you can keep running an older OS and then cherry pick new versions of apps without having to upgrade the while OS to get the new dependencies.
- You can install multiple versions of the same application
- Bundling leads to an increased level of cross distribution compatibility. Although, you're not bundling your own xserver and kernel, so at some point there is a dependency on system installed things.
Seems to address most of your issues ... just no one uses it (yet?).
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