Re: Simplifying package installation.

Adrian Hosey wrote:
> On 26 Aug, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>:     Now, why is this better?  Because a user only needs to download the
>:  Gnumeric.App.tar.gz and put it on its home directory, we could then
>:  take care of launching it correctly, with no root involved in the
>:  process.
> Let's say we have a couple, husband and wife, new to the ways of Unix.
> They share a single computer. The husband downloads Gnumeric.App.tar.gz
> to his home dir, and happily runs Gnumeric. He logs out and his wife
> logs in. Gnumeric.App is not in her home dir and Gnumeric is not on her
> menu. "Where's Gnumeric?" she asks. "I don't know, I downloaded it," he
> says. So then she'll either give up, or download another (redundant)
> copy of Gnumeric into her home dir.
> What to do about this?

If i'm not mistaken NextStep in this case really was like a single-user
machine ie you got into your desktop immediately at boot-up ie no
login action.

The system protected itself from a user going stampede ie
you could install new apps but you couldn't change packages which were
sensitive ie the kernel for example.

Hmm, maybe the system should have a default user ie as long as you don't
multiple users that feature should be hidden. 

Hmm maybe some user should be able to change the environment for the
rest but
not mucking around with the kernel or something like that ???

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