[Samba] Re: distribute/deploy software to clients
mangoo at interia.pl
Sun Nov 7 18:39:44 GMT 2004
Michael Lueck wrote:
> Basically what you are looking for is called "Electronic Software
> Distribution" (ESD) and is far too rarely used in the industry.
> Honestly MSI stinks. My Opus 1 product back in 1995 is much like what
> MSI is today. Currently I am working on Opus 4, plus have used some
> vendor tools as well.
> The name of the game is to get the right files in the right places, the
> right registry entries in the right places, and BINGO! the software
> works. That's it! Unfortunately most people are blind to this simplistic
> view of computing, and end up building things like MSI which make the
> task far more complicated than it needs to be... and then use their bad
> attempts at a solution as justification for even worse ideas like Cytrix
> / WinFrame ideas putting all of their eggs in one basket... "gee, I I
> only need to keep one really big computer working then it will be
> easier!" but they forget that when that one system goes down, everyone
> is down, and they still have no automated way to get that one computer
> back again configured exactly the way it was before Murphy happened
> along. The additional duct tape like GoBack is applied... oh don't get
> me started!
> Anyway, high level overview of ESD...
> I'm slightly passionate about this topic! ;-)
OK, this presentation is just a bunch of phrases - not much behind it.
Any link to a *real* solution?
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