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[openFate 305582] Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux)
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  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 18:01:48 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-305582-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Duncan Mac-Vicar <dmacvicar@xxxxxxxxxx>

Feature #305582, revision 1, last change by
Title: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux)

openSUSE-11.2: New
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Duncan Mac-Vicar <dmacvicar@xxxxxxxxxx>
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Idea from community member Raul Romero.

Same concept as MSI packages for Windows but exploiting the One Click Install
concept of openSUSE (and therefore inheriting the simplicity, code and security.

Basically a compressed file which includes a repository inside, plus one click
install information, and a script to trigger the oneclickinstall handler with
the data as payload in the script. Therefore is a collection of rpms that can
be installed

detailed description is here http://en.opensuse.org/OSI

There is already a prototype working. Example script:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/363315/MozillaFirefox.osi

This requires some extra features in one click install and other pieces
* ability to force OneClick to add the repo (the one inside the compressed file)
Additionally I see other features:
* ability to suggest an update repo for the installed bundle
* support from build service to generate bundles
* easy way to generate them locally
Out of scope but interesting:
* Ablity to trigger a YaST workflow (its own control.xml?)


Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: This solves the business case of distributing service packs,
applications, codecs bundles by just downloading a big file, 100% offline,
supporting dependencies and repo signatures.

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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/?rm=feature_show&id=305582

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