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[News] Zero Install Puts Applications More Trivially on GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Zero Install Puts Applications More Trivially on GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:30:57 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Zero Install Injector - Install software easily and without root privileges

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| The Zero Install Injector makes it easy for 
| users to install software without needing root 
| privileges. It takes the URL of a program and 
| runs it (downloading it first if necessary). 
| Any dependencies of the program are fetched in 
| the same way. The user controls which version 
| of the program and its dependencies to use.


gThumb Finally Gets Flickr Support (Latest Build Is Available In The WebUpd8 PPA)



Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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| There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone
| who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install
| some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way,
| not because they have to. Programs like Debian and Ubuntu's Synaptic,
| Fedora's yum or openSUSE's YaST makes installing programs little more than a
| matter of point and click. Still, some people have trouble, so Ubuntu is
| reviving a dusty, old project, AppCenter so that anyone can install Linux
| programs.


Sushi Huh? Helps You Download Packages

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| The nice thing is that it allows you to
| download packages for the following
| distros:
|     * Debian
|     * Ubuntu
|     * OpenSUSE
|     * Fedora
|     * Mandriva


Better Linux Package Management with Checkinstall

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| If you use Linux in any depth, youâre
| eventually have to install a program from
| source code. Normally the process is pretty
| quick and painless, but it still has some
| drawbacks, especially when it comes to
| upgrading or uninstalling that program. To
| help resolve this, weâve got checkinstall,
| a useful tool that adds some cleverness to
| the process by keeping track of file
| changes and generating binary packages from
| your tarballs. With checkinstall, you can
| generate a RPM, deb, or Slackware package
| that can be ported between systems for easy
| install and removal.

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