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Foster Gary D: Software packaging and distribution system. Sun Microsystems, MCKAY Philip J, December 21, 2000: WO/2000/077614

A method and apparatus for packaging and distributing software. Embodiments of the invention comprise a software packaging system that is portable across many platforms. Each package is self-contained in form of a single-file entity that comprises a payload file and a control file. The payload file ...


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Foster Gary D: Lightweight global distribution mechanism. Sun Microsystems, CANNING Kevin J, September 21, 2000: WO/2000/055722

A lightweight global distribution mechanism distributes packages within a distributed system. The packages may hold any type of content and may hold contents such as patches, programs, documents or files. The distribution mechanism is lightweight in that it incurs minimal computational and memory ov ...


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Foster Gary D: Lightweight global distribution mechanism. Sun Microsystems, June 5, 2002: EP1210658-A2

A lightweight global distribution mechanism distributes packages within a distributed system. The packages may hold any type of content and may hold contents such as patches, programs, documents or files. The distribution mechanism is lightweight in that it incurs minimal computational and memory ov ...