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    cmg Compressed Application Images

    Imagine a .deb that you can run directly without installing it: that's .cmg - the new package format used in "next generation" klik.

    The advantages are numerous:
    * No more software installations
    * One single .cmg file per application
    * Total transparency about what is installed where (one .cmg file per app)
    * You can store .cmg files where you want (HD, USB stick, CD-ROM, DVD) and run them from there
    * Efficient use of storage space due to .cmg compression (saves 50%)
    * No possibility to destroy anything (all is contained in a read-only .cmg file)
    * Easy to give an application to a friend (just mail one .cmg file)
    * Easy to keep your additional applications if you upgrade or change the base Operating System or move to another machine
    * Makes it possible to run additional applications on Live CDs such as Knoppix or Kanotix
    * If something doesn't work, simply remove one .cmg file and everything is reverted
    * No need to be root in order to run new software

    Try it now and please post back your ideas for improvement.

    http://klik.atekon.de/docs/index.php...ation%20Images

    Greetings,
    probono

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    What about file changes the program needs to make?

    Where would those be stored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebyrd10
    What about file changes the program needs to make?
    imho a program shouldn't change itself (but only the data it works on). The LSB also requires that /usr can be r/o.

    Quote Originally Posted by firebyrd10
    Where would those be stored?
    Just as with Knoppix itself: /usr is r/o, the rest is used from its r/w places (e. g. /var, /tmp,...).

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    I have a working cmg of OpenOffice.org 2.0 pre. Imagine just downloading a 100MB file, clicking on it, and it runs (see other post)

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    cmg is now default, please post what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probono
    cmg is now default, please post what you think.

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    what I think??? damn, man, I haven't been here (knoppix.net) for some time, and while I was gone you created something... wow... really impressive. I just can't imagine you did this... Yow, you got some help, sure, but still - its amazing. really. uber-cool. I hope you can find time to continue working on this... I have quite some troubles with my installation, but as soon as these have been worked out, I'll be trying klik

    good job, man!

    /superstoned is impressed

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