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About apputils


Apputils is a group of utilities used for executing tar-gzip application bundles. I first got the idea after using a Mac, OS X seems to have bundled apps contained in folders, which is a very nice idea, because installation and uninstallation became very easy, it was a matter of dropping the new app in the Applications folder to install it, or dropping it in the Trash to delete it, so I pondered on many ideas of how I could bring this functionality to linux, first idea was folders, but neither KDE, nor GNOME could use mime types with folders, but they can be used with files, so I pondered on using archives instead, and eventually came up with what is apputils. So now the functionality is finally here, the future of package installations is better than before.