Rod Whitby rod at
Mon Oct 13 13:04:52 CEST 2008

Stroller wrote:
> On 13 Oct 2008, at 08:13, Rod Whitby wrote:
>> ...
>> The state of affairs *should* be that you just get the application  
>> name
>> from, and then type "opkg install <name>" on whatever
>> distribution you are running (or select the application name from the
>> GUI installer application on the device) and it installs flawlessly  
>> from
>> the official feeds for that distribution.
> That requires exiting the web-browser & using the CLI. Aren't people  
> asking for immediate installation through the "GUI" of the browser?

OK, add "... or click on the link to run the normal GUI application
installer which already points to the official repositories" to the above.

The point is not how convenient it is, since you can easily fix that in
one place.  The point is how disparate and fragmented the community
resources become if you don't continuously fight against entropy.

Diversity driven by well-informed intention is good.
Fragmentation caused by barriers or simply entropy is not.

-- Rod

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