[openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

  • From: "Daniel Reinhold" <danielr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:46:14 CST

>>Something else that was being thrown out was the notion of an install 
>>tool that can automagically go to the net to find updates.  This is a 
>>cool capability to have, and maybe we could lobby OmicronSoft to add 
>>to their EasyInstall.  For OpenBeOS, however, I think we could 
>>get away with a made-for-purpose tool similar to OTUpdater (or 
>>it's called).
>And it would also be nice if there are update plugins - for the most 
>part this would be one add-on which connects to something like BeBits; 
>but we shouldn't focus on this but should also provide a CVS add-on, 
>application defined add-ons.
>Just have one installer application to handle them all in a common 
>   Axel.

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 it 
yourself. And end user should never even see the term CVS anywhere in 
an installation -- it's not a part of his universe.

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