GetFree Script Automatically Downloads and Installs Mozila Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird
Monday October 20th, 2003
OpenSourceAdvocate writes: "Industry surveys show that Mozilla holds 1-2 percent of the browser market, and Internet Explorer has the vast majority.
"A Brazilian programmer just released a script to automatically download and install the latest version of Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org and Gaim on any Windows computer.
"The goal is to increase the internet security via software diversity. Open Source Software is less vulnerable to Windows virus and worms.
"Developers are invited to download, modify and redistribute the source code. (The script is open source and dedicated to the public domain.)"
#2 Re: not to be a party pooper
Monday October 20th, 2003 9:01 PM
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From the linked article:
"You'll probably want to generate an executable before sending the script to your friends. To generate an executable, use: pp -o getfree.exe getfree.pl (pp is part of PAR, a Cross-Platform Packaging and Deployment tool) You can also use ActiveState's PerlApp or IndigoStar's Perl2Exe. "
So it seems that there is a pretty simple way to distribute this script if you think it is worthwhile.