[openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 08:11:58 +0100 (MET)

>I've stayed out of this discussion up til now, but I want to make a 
>comment. Installers should have NOTHING to do with CVS. We will offer 
>binary distros of OBOS in a friendly format. If someone *wants* to see 
>the source code, then, yes, the CVS repos is there for anyone. But 
>we're not Linux/Unix -- i.e. download the OS source code and compile 
>yourself. And end user should never even see the term CVS anywhere in 
>an installation -- it's not a part of his universe.

The user shouldn't see which method was used - he shouldn't even see 
the package compiling (just an explanation because the installation 
takes so much time).

E.g. you could have a "Advanced..." button in your installer where you 
can checkmark "Download latest available alpha version", and the 
installer chooses CVS then, or whatever - just what the install script 
tells him.

It doesn't have to be CVS of course - that's just an example. What I 
wanted to point out was the independence of the add-on.


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