[openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

  • From: Steve Vallée <svallee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 20:43:16 -0800

Oh yes !  I'm for an app = a folder. Period. So when you delete that
forlder, everything else is removed, as if the software NEVER existed.  That
would be a dream.

----- Original Message -----
> My thoughts I post whenever this thread rears it's ugly head.
>     1.  Apps should never install anything into system areas.  The OS is
> reserved for the OS.  Shared libraries go into a user directory, app
> libraries  under the app directory.
>     2.  The OS should support a CopyVer function and every
> should have a compatable version number embedded in it.  Older libraries/
> executables should NEVER EVER EVER overwrite newer versions.  No version
> number no install.
>     3.  Don't remove shared libraries on uninstall.
> Follow the above and I think 99% of all problems go away.
> Of course you should also expect programmers to learn how to create newer
> versions of libraries without breaking older apps that use older versions
> the library.  Something amiga programmers learnt well but windows
> never seem to understand it.
> --
> Cheers
> David
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