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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

klik - Linux Software "Klik & Run"

I stumbled across klik a few days ago and although I haven't tried it yet, the documentation makes it look especially promising. The basic idea behind klik is that all libraries and required files are bundled into a package which is decompressed into a temporary file-system at run time - thus providing a complete package which doesn't interfere with other installed or running programs. It is using the same basic premise that various Live-CD distributions run on.
The downside of this is that common libraries (dll's in the Windows world) are taking up more space on the machine's hard disk because each package has its own set of files which are (potentially) duplicated in other packages...
All the same, this is very interesting and promising.
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