[Lazarus] cross-distro (and OS) app installation - what would you like?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jan 21 10:55:50 CET 2010

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> George Lober wrote:
>> The few that caught my eye were very basic, and not workable with closed
>> source commercial software.
>>    http://developer.berlios.de/projects/fixinst/
>>    http://autopackage.org/
> We looked at projects like AutoPackage (I really liked this one),
> ZeroInstall, etc... All nice, but unfortunately they first require a
> "runtime" to be installed *before* you can install *.package files. That's
> no good, because not a single mainstream distro comes standard with those
> runtime packages pre-installed.
> The Installer itself shouldn't have such requirements, it should just run.
>> Besides the deployment issues, another thing that discourages me from
>> writing software for Linux is the virtual non existence of anti-cracking
>> software.
> I know what you mean. We flew 1200km to the biggest Security Confrence in
> South Africa and spoke to every single vendor there. Not one had
> "anti-cracking" security software for Linux. Windows sure, but not Linux.
> So we had to implemented that ourselves. We can now lease software, lock to
> hardware, xx-day evaluation, etc...  Unfortunately that code is not open
> source.

? OnGuard from turbopower does this. It is Object Pascal, so I don't see what
the problem with that could be ?


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