klik2 at FOSDEM 2008 -- klik2 now starts handling non-GUI/CLI applications

Posted by pipitas on Dec 23, 2007 2:08 PM EDT
KDE Developers' Blogs; By Kurt Pfeifle
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Now that OpenOffice.org does make some splashes in the IT press for the achievement of having created a "portable" version that can run from a USB thumbdrive (for only the Windows version, that is) -- isn't it time for klik to get ready for gaining its own share of public fame sometime soon? That's because klik does not only turn OpenOffice.org, but many thousand Linux applications into "PortableApps". And klik does not need painstakingly recompiling modified source code into portable binaries, one by one. But will re-utilize the marvellous work and special knowledge of all the dedicated Debian, RPM and Slackware packaging heroes out there and repackage 95% of its supported klik bundles fully automatically, including dependency resolution...

[ From my own experience, I can tell KLIK1 is great already, it made the CLI-only program 'csound' work on my Gentoo system. Gentoo doesn't have a csound ebuild in portage, and compiling from source failed. KLIK1 however did the job fine. I read the KLIK2 plans, and I predict as HD-spaces becomes cheaper, this will be the future of package-management and the end of all your dependency problems! - hkwint ]

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