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Re: GSoC 2008: Project Proposal - Common Application Installer

From: Ibraheem P
Subject: Re: GSoC 2008: Project Proposal - Common Application Installer
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:43:53 +0530

Hello James,

There is an existing software called 'Alien' that does this facility , but there are some limitations for this. It just converts one format to another, see this

Also advice me that to which organization should I propose this project.

Thanks in advance.

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM, James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Ibraheem P <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Sir,

Hello!   I am James.

>    I'm Ibraheem from India, a Computer Science and Engineering student.I
> would like to participate in GSoC 2008. I've an idea about developing a
> software called 'Common Application Installer' for Linux which facilitate

Applications are installed on operating systems, but Linux is just a
kernel.  See for a longer
discussion of this issue.

> installation of packages in various formats in almost all Linux
> distributions. It includes the installation of Linux Standard Base (LSB),
> RPM, DEB, Solaris (PKG) , Stampede (SLP), Slackware ( TGZ ) etc and also
> facilitate installation from source packages (./configure, make, make
> install).

Are you aware of any existing software that does this already?

> It can develop with a GUI to make easy installation of packages
> for the user. I am proficient in C, C++,Java, Qt Designer, Gtk+ etc.


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