> I agree entirely. Some people might object to this but I think that
> something along the lines of InstallSheild for Linux is needed. This
> should make installing packages a doddle for newbies/windows users. They
> shouldn't really need to go to a console to type a long rpm command with
> various switches.
The Zenguin project. www.zenguin.com. Haven't looked at
it in detail.
However, I would hope that "user-friendly" installers like
these build on technologies like RPM and DEB. You
really don't want to get into the mess that Windows installers
are in at the moment.
If anyone is following the development in Windows installation
technologies, you'll have heard of the Windows Installer service.
This has a lot of similarities to RPM. Let's try and stay ahead of
MS on this front!
The InstallShield-like portion in a linux app could be simply
a GUI that gets enough info to make up an RPM command
line. It should be that simple.
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