A look at Firefox 0.9
Posted Jun 10, 2004 9:21 UTC (Thu) by rjw
Parent article: A look at Firefox 0.9
What is really the aim of the installer on Linux?
People are either going to install it thmeselves, from source, or they'll get it as a package. The import wizards should surely be part of the program proper, nothing to do with installation. They can run on first use as well.
I really hate this desire to make installation like windows. Windows is *far* far worse at package management than linux.... why copy a badly broken system?
One argument is that people want to install in their home dirs - this is an argument for a relocatable package , and also more work put into making programs installable for just one or a small set of users. GoboLinux probably has the right idea here - each package is in its own directory, bt I'm not too sure about their dependency system....
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