[openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

  • From: Steve Vallée <svallee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:21:51 -0800

Weird.  Never got any conflict with Install Shield (I don't understand how
it can happen), and found the uninstall process very clean under windows.

Anyway, I found the Repository/Package system from QNX-RTP the best I've
ever used. ultra easy for a user point-of-view.  Something I would like to
see under OBOS.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred K Ollinger" <follinge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:17 AM
Subject: [openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

> > Also, one click to an upgrade is good. I think that this is similar to
> > windows, though I don't see Office support yet, like they have in
> > :)
> >
> > You cannot assume the user has an internet connection.   Plus, I wish to
> > have the physicall installer backed up on a CD for disaster recovery.
> I have an iso debian cd set. When internet goes down, I can get packages
> off cdrom. This really is transparent once it's set up.
> When I didn't have internet I only used cd sources. It was better to have
> 5 cds for 100's of sw packages than the 100's I would have to have in
> windows world (1 package per cd, generally). Also, debian people not only
> tested all packages extensively, but they also tested them w/ one another
> so there were no conflicts like what my freends had w/ install shield.
> I forgot to mention that uninstall was also nicer. On instal shield, one
> would often have to find uninstaller program. Nice that they put it in the
> programs menu (sometimes) so they clutter it up. Then they leave lots of
> ghost files when they are not removing stuff other programs need. Debian
> warns you when you will break other programs and even tells you which
> ones. Windows has animations which would be nice save that they are
> reminiscent of something that apple had all ready done.
> Fred

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