Re: Resource framework, relocatability (was Re: Glib: a Win32 discussion)
- From: Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk pl gmail com>
- To: Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org>
- Cc: "gtk-devel-list gnome org" <gtk-devel-list gnome org>, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- Subject: Re: Resource framework, relocatability (was Re: Glib: a Win32 discussion)
- Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:48:20 +0200
2011/4/18 Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org>:
> So yeah, .RPM/.DEB is absolutely fine for system level components
> (platform, shell...). But for applications, I have to say I really
> don't agree at all that it is the right mechanism, unless you come up
> with a sandboxed approach for apps installed by the user.
Apparently what's needed is some kind of per-user package manager.
Most things an application will need can be done by manipulating stuff
in the home directory. This includes things such as browser plugins. I
guess it would be best to ensure that application authors can use
every desktop feature without manipulating any root-owned files.
Automatically adding ~/bin to PATH if it exists and the .local
hierarchy are examples of this approach.
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