On Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:15, Bruno Friedmann wrote:
On Monday 30 March 2015 15.05:41 Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar wrote:
Does that clarify things?
Yeap, the definition is clear.
I'm just curious then about the utility of that kind of AppStore compared to plain repository. And the definition of what is an application or not :-)
First, thanks to DimStar for the intro, great work.
Second, to Bruno, (with tongue in cheek) about "AppStore", haven't you heared yet of the 'great app shops' of Apple (iStore) and Android ?
Seems like Microsoft came to the same conclusion, and started their own. Now, us poor Linux users can not be let be without such a "marvelous" option?
More serious, when applied with sandboxing / jailing, this is the "colourful clicky" option for the uninformed newbies to install the wanted apps, without bringing chaos, insecurity, and destroyed maintainablility (updates) to the base system.
Even as an old-school UNIX user, I see the positives in the "AppStore" model, in the face of the wide-spread already there usage, Linux as OS can profit from this.