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January 3, 2007

Group aims to standardize Linux application packaging

Filed under: linux — tuxicity @ 5:11 am

The Free Standards Group has launched a working group aimed at creating a universal Linux application installation API (application programming interface). The Packaging Workgroup grew from an FSG-sponsored “face-to-face” last month in Berlin, where ISVs (independent software vendors) reportedly met with key Linux software packaging and installation tools developers.

According to Linux-Watch, maintainers of packaging tools such as APT, RPM, yum, alien, klik, and others settled quickly on the concept of an API (application programming interface), when challenged by ISVs to create a universal Linux application installation format.

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