"WPM - A Windows Package Manager"

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RomanH
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"WPM - A Windows Package Manager"

Post by RomanH » Tue May 29, 2007 12:18 pm

There is someone working on a Debian-like packaging mechanism for MS Windows. Isn't this exactly what the ReactOS software download tool is supposed to accomplish?

Here's a link to more information

http://blacken.superbusnet.com/oss/wpm/
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Phalanx
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Re: "WPM - A Windows Package Manager"

Post by Phalanx » Tue May 29, 2007 4:38 pm

RomanH wrote:There is someone working on a Debian-like packaging mechanism for MS Windows. Isn't this exactly what the ReactOS software download tool is supposed to accomplish?

Here's a link to more information

http://blacken.superbusnet.com/oss/wpm/
and msi is for this...

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Re: "WPM - A Windows Package Manager"

Post by geertvdijk » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:35 pm

Phalanx wrote:
RomanH wrote:There is someone working on a Debian-like packaging mechanism for MS Windows. Isn't this exactly what the ReactOS software download tool is supposed to accomplish?

Here's a link to more information

http://blacken.superbusnet.com/oss/wpm/
and msi is for this...
Not entirely, MSI doesn't solve dependencies automatically, like apt does. Also there's no 'repo' and no msi-package browser other then google. Apt is one of the reasons I love debian (and ubuntu ofcourse), and something like this for Windows (and long-term spoken ROS) would be nearly too good to be true :)
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Re: "WPM - A Windows Package Manager"

Post by Phalanx » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:08 am

geertvdijk wrote:
Phalanx wrote:
RomanH wrote:There is someone working on a Debian-like packaging mechanism for MS Windows. Isn't this exactly what the ReactOS software download tool is supposed to accomplish?

Here's a link to more information

http://blacken.superbusnet.com/oss/wpm/
and msi is for this...
Not entirely, MSI doesn't solve dependencies automatically, like apt does. Also there's no 'repo' and no msi-package browser other then google. Apt is one of the reasons I love debian (and ubuntu ofcourse), and something like this for Windows (and long-term spoken ROS) would be nearly too good to be true :)
Should have a look at some of the server tools out there for NT systems. MSI is very powerful. Of course there is no official list, but placing together a list of packages is not hard. And some of Linux's downfalls come from these lists. I would never know which one to use if I had no knowledge with many of the package managers (giving a person with no knowledge 10 options is not good, you need to give them the general best, when that does not fit, then using why you can get another).

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