|2011-01-27, 11:01 AM||#1|
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Major Linux Distributions Collaborating on Application Store
Installing software on Linux has gotten progressively easier over the years, down to being downright foolproof in Ubuntu's Application Center. However, there is still the problem of each distribution relying on its own frontends and backends, and this needs to be addressed. Members from all the major Linux distributions have held several talks, and have come up with a solution which is already being implemented.
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|2011-01-27, 11:32 AM||#2|
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That's a sensible approach. The various package formats and managers out there (deb, rpm, yast, apt-get, urpmi, etc. etc.) originated to fill unique needs of Linux distributions that were once quite sparse and limited, but over the years those packaging systems have all essentially achieved the same capabilities so the differentiation between them is less important than ever. A uniform system is not hard to imagine or accept, likely using the LSB as a starting point.