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Re: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: Geoffrey Noer <noer at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: "John A. Turner" <John dot Turner at pobox dot com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:29:40 -0400
- CC: Marcus Brown <Brown at sw dot mke dot etn dot com>, Robert Read <rread at datarithm dot com>, Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- References: <C0B7E1B3BE9CD111B6F000A0246DBB9B16EF@softech.mke.etn.com> <19980813075556.C12323@cygnus.com>
Geoffrey Noer wrote:
> In principle, I would prefer InstallShield-based distributions but
> obviously that causes a lot of problems -- it's proprietary and isn't
> very scalable to 100s of packages. So maybe rpm is the way to go...
> Overall, I think it is best if the system promotes compatibility with
> Windows. (We'd all be much better off running Linux if all we wanted
> was a UNIX box). If there is a good way to package things that is
> more in keeping with normal Windows ways of existance other than
> Installshield that might be a better choice. Dunno.
I recently installed something (XEmacs) that was packaged using an
alternative to InstallShield that some people seem to like better,
called WISE (http://www.wisesolutions.com/). I think the Python
community uses it (here's a blurb I found about that
Anyway, it seemed fine to me, from a user point of view.
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