I've just read that 13.10 will be including a new package fromat called "Click". I've been trying to find more detail on it online, but there's not a lot of info just now. so I've a couple of questions for those that might know
1) Currently backing up indivudual packages to distribute to other ubuntu machines is tricky, will this fix the issue?
e.g. Image you have 30 Ubuntu PCs and want to add Gimp, you don't have a network for all the PCs, nor an Internet connection - would the Click format allow you to just copy Gimp to a pendrive and copy it to the other mahcines without missing dependencies?
2) Is this new format only for new software, or will old software, such as Gimp 2.8.3 for example be moved to this format? Or more likely will there probably be a transitional time over several years till developers move over to this package method?