The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 03 April 2004]

Zero Install: The solution to dependency hell?

Zero install looks like it could be really interesting. Anything that can get Linux away from the current dependency hell should be applauded and the authors rewarded with many earthly riches.

Looks like it’s time to get a Linux install up and running again to check this out.

The web page is funny, too, with the big red box warning people to read through all the way before flaming. Hmm. Perhaps a couple of Slashdot readers have been by?

Incidentally, having a functional way to bundle libraries is one of the things that make Mac OS X such a joy to use. There are probably some good technical reasons for not creating the same kind of bundles on the Linux side, but I’ll be darned if I know what they are.

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