Sunday, June 21, 2009

Migration Assistant to Automatically Install Equivalent Programs

There's a new project to locate installed programs on a Windows partition and install the same or similar programs in Ubuntu during the Ubuntu installation process. The project is called Migration Assistant. Right now, the list of programs is short, but that's likely to get longer:
The Migration Assistant should offer to install (equivalents of) known programs during the installation process. The program should recognise three levels of equivalence: identical (same codebase), equivalent (different codebase, but one is specifically modeled on the other), and similar
(unrelated program that does the same job). The assistant should recognise at least the following packages:


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