CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
John A. Turner
Fri Aug 14 01:39:00 GMT 1998
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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