Just looking for folks' opinions on the value of the "software installer" for OpenBeOS. I've personally never had any use for an installer for BeOS. Never learned how to use SoftwareValet -- always seemed way too complicated. I much prefer unzipping an archive to where I want the app installed (for me, it's ~/apps_n_utils) and then, if required, copy a couple of shared libs to ~/config/lib. I realize, of course, that OBOS will need at least some rudimentary utility to install pkg files (that is, if it achieves binary compatibility with BeOS R5 apps) -- I just don't dig the full-blown SV. I see how you need something like InstallShield for that other OS because of the complexity involved with [shudder, pause, wipe cold sweat from brow] ... the registry. Or "package management" on GNU-Linux because, well, for me, because I don't know where anything goes in that OS. But things are just so simple in Be/OBOS -- I can't see it being too much to ask a user to unzip a zip file and then copy a couple libraries. Oh, and maybe also go Be Menu --> Configure Be Menu to add the app's icon to the Menu. Can't we assume OBOS users can handle this?