office365-pol VS apt2ostree

Compare office365-pol vs apt2ostree and see what are their differences.

office365-pol

A PlayOnLinux script that utilizes the version of Wine made for CrossOver to run Microsoft 365 Apps / Office 365 without requiring any paid CrossOver components (by DonutsBl)

apt2ostree

Build ostree images based on Debian/Ubuntu (by stb-tester)
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office365-pol apt2ostree
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3.6 4.8
6 months ago 6 months ago
Shell Python
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office365-pol

Posts with mentions or reviews of office365-pol. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-21.
  • An ode to Flatpak (and Fedora Silverblue)
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 21 Aug 2022
    Yes, I know of it. I currently use it from AUR. I use CrossOver specifically and only for Office 365 (that and support Wine development). I saw that Bottles does have a winecx build in their list of runners, but I haven't seen an Installer for Office yet, so while in theory I could use Bottles, I'm currently sticking with CrossOver for this specific usecase.
  • Linux is a life changer
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 15 Jun 2022
    Or just give up and run Office 365 via CrossOver. There's apparently a way to get it working with PoL for free, but with my distro-hopping ways and the fact that I need to do it for work (instead of for fun) I have no patience for that. Plus, it feels good to donate for Wine/Proton development anyways and even better if I have an actual use for it.
  • What's your opinion on Linux for school use?
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 7 Jun 2022
    For Office, the option currently is either use CrossOver (which is paid, though it can be cheaper with discounts) to install Office or to use a fairly lengthy process to follow the process CrossOver does manually. While I'm currently pinning my hope on Bottles Installer, for now WPS Office mostly works fine as long as you don't work with macros.

apt2ostree

Posts with mentions or reviews of apt2ostree. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-21.
  • An ode to Flatpak (and Fedora Silverblue)
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 21 Aug 2022
    However, you can get pretty close yourself with a tool like this https://github.com/stb-tester/apt2ostree
  • Docker containers usually still reachable even if bound to 127.0.0.1
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jun 2022
    With apt2ostree[1] we use lockfiles to allow us to version control the exact versions that were used to build a container. This makes updating the versions explicit and controlled, and building the containers functionally reproducible - albeit not byte-for-byte reproducible.

    [1]: https://github.com/stb-tester/apt2ostree#lockfiles

  • Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Oct 2021
    On the subject of reproducible debian-based environments I wrote apt2ostree[1]. It applies the cargo/npm lockfile idea to debian rootfs images. From a list of packages we perform dependency resolution and generate a "lockfile" that contains the complete list of all packages, their versions and their SHAs. You can commit this lockfile to git.

    You can then install Debian or Ubuntu into a chroot just based on this lockfile and end up with a functionally reproducible result. It won't be completely byte identical as your SSH keys, machine-id, etc. will be different between installations, but you'll always end up with the same packages and package versions installed for a given lockfile.

    This has saved us on a few occasions where an apt upgrade had broken the workflow of some of our customers. We could see exactly which package versions changed in git history and roll-back the problematic package before working on fixing it properly. This is vastly better than the traditional `RUN apt-get install -y blah blah` you see in `Dockerfile`s.

    IMO it's also more convenient than debootstrap as you don't need to worry about gpg keys, etc. when building the image. Dependency resolution and gpg key stuff is done at lockfile generation time, so the installation process can be much simpler. In theory it could be made such that only dpkg is required to do the install, rather than the whole of apt, but that's by-the-by.

    apt2ostree itself is probably not interesting to most people as it depends on ostree and ninja but I think the lockfile concept as applied to debian repos could be of much broader interest.

    [1]: https://github.com/stb-tester/apt2ostree#lockfiles

    [2]: https://ostreedev.github.io/ostree/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing office365-pol and apt2ostree you can also consider the following projects:

ostree - Operating system and container binary deployment and upgrades

chromium - The official GitHub mirror of the Chromium source

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