[owncloud-devel] [Idea] Easier linux client install

Stephen Partington cryptworks at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 16:02:22 GMT 2016


Google did something very similar to this with their Chrome installation.

the actual initial download was an RPM or DEB and then that contained a
script to enable a repo based on specific platform and then kicked of the
final install.


On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Michel Memeteau - EKIMIA <mm at ekimia.fr>
wrote:

> Hi all
>
> 2015-12-13 19:46 GMT+01:00 Klaas Freitag <freitag at owncloud.com>:
>
>> The royal solution for me however would be if 3rdparty vendors like us
>> could better work with the distro package managers. So that it would be a
>> more natural process to register repos like ours via the distros package
>> managers. Something like an "enable the ownCloud Software Repository"
>> checkbox in the package managers gui, and, voila, the packages come from
>> our repos.
>>
>> But that will probably remain an entry on the Christmas wishlist forever
>> :-/
>>
>
>
> As we have to guide several clients to install the owncloud client on
> their linux mahcine I'd like to continue this discussion.
>
>
> I think we could keep the same greatness of the repos with the easiness of
> few clicks to enable the Repos and install without ever the need to open a
> terminal.
>
> Terminal is powerful for all of us but my grand ma should be able to
> install owncloud client on linux like she could on mac or windows.
>
> it might sound ugly to some of you but here is how I see it :
>
>
> - First handle only for now debian/ubuntu case by providing a
> owncloud-latest-repo-installer.deb as the main linux download ( and
> obviously a link to current page for other distro )
>
> - This deb contains a post-install task that update apt sources according
> to current distro and installs the latest owncloud.
>
> I know it's dirty because you still have 2 packages installes in the
> system.
>
> But I still don't see how to do a point and click to install on several
> version of distro.
>
> + Obviously an easier way is to let the user tell if he is on Ubuntu 14.04
> or 16.04 as it's still not in the user agent , but at least we know it's
> Ubuntu 64 bits.
>
>
> + a third solution is the tar.gz containing a simple script that does all
> this. the user just have to
>
> - right click - extract here
>
> - double click - choose to run instaed of edit.
>
> But all the desktop don't behave the same way about this.
>
> Regards.
>
>
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