> >>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 >it >>to their EasyInstall. For OpenBeOS, however, I think we could >probably >>get away with a made-for-purpose tool similar to OTUpdater (or >whatever >>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, or >application defined add-ons. > >Just have one installer application to handle them all in a common way. > >Adios... > 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.