Currently Unix-like operating systems like Linux use an elegant approach called package management in order to install, remove and manage programs on a computer. For instance you can search with it in a large pool of software like in a catalogue and install what you want with a single action.
If you ever asked you these questions and if you just want to start eliminating these limitations but don’t know what to begin with I have a new exiting project for you:
„Pakanto“ is a short form of the composed Esperanto word „Pakopernato“ . In Esperanto „Pako“ means package and „peranto“ mediator. So “Pakanto“ aims to become the “package mediator“.
Pakanto is a wiki. So you can edit it even without an account. So whenever you find an error or something missing there just fix it; the first steps are easy. Even if you think you can’t write that well and/or if you can code we really could need your helping hand as well. Have a look at the TODO list and pick what you like.
As of now Pakanto already provides much more possibilities current package management systems can currently deal with. Pakanto thatfor aims at being an inspiration source for the programmers of RPM, DEB, Portage et. al on new exiting stuff and thus wants to evolve into an integration hub and standardisation ground for various aspects of packaging and thus software distributions as they are defined in large parts by their package management system.