Three answers in one
Posted Aug 21, 2012 23:16 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Three answers in one
Parent article: Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
But to use WebStart you need to install the JRE first. How is it different than installing Python, except that Python is much smaller and available for many more platforms (and pre-installed on Mac OS X and most Linuxen)? Once installed I can beat your single link with a single command:
pip install package. I can dictate it to aunt Tilly over the phone.
I don't know much about WebStart, but I have not seen it used for anything remotely serious. For packaging, distributing, installing and using software on a regular basis, and for basic configuration management, Python is great; I don't know the steps needed to package something using WebStart though.
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