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Gwendal SIMON

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Toward a distributed package management system


DAGNAT Fabien1, SIMON Gwendal1, ZHANG Xu1

Type de document

Communication dans une conférence avec acte


Lococo 2011: workshop on logics for component configuration, 12 september 2011, Perugia, Italy, 2011




The mutation of the software economy toward crowdsourcing, the explosion of the number of devices and the increasing need for quickly-released software call for revisiting the way software are deployed and managed. The current approach adopted by most software package management systems is to rely on a single distributor, who collects packages from upstream sources, tests, releases and distributes them through a centralized channel, called repository. In this paper, we identify the major downsides of this centralized architecture and promotes a distributed approach for software deployment. That is, in a network consisting of interconnected symmetric peers, all the developers are allowed to release and distribute software asynchronously. The discovery and retrieval of software is achieved by the coordination among peers. We highlight the impacts of using such an approach and define a specific format of metadata that supports distributed package release.


1 : INFO(TB) - Dépt. Informatique (Institut Mines-Télécom-Télécom Bretagne-UEB)

Mots clés

Packet management, Peer to peer networks



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