MenuToGo is a way for developers to add a list of available actions to their archives so that users only need to deal with relevant files. Unlike RPM's or DEB's, it doesn't require files to be packaged in a special way to use, and the menutogo menu-file can simply be dropped into repositories.
An example menu for a source archive may be:
- Read the release notes.
- Install dependencies via APT (if apt is detected)
- Compile Program
- Compile and Install Program
- Uninstall program
Its more user friendly then seeing: autogen.sh, README, xga.c, xga.h,automake.in,src,makefile,COPYING,includes. Newbies wont know how to compile that program or use it! Menutogo solves that!
Screenshots (one showing the advantages) are available here. Click here for Project Page
Other relevent links and download links posted in comments (Please note, MenuToGo is GPL)
MenuToGo is a prototype of idea 7167.