Just how well does alien benefit transforming plans?
It's worth attempting, if you have nothing else beginning factor. When it functions, it functions well. Yet if you assume there will certainly be other individuals that would certainly gain from the plan, it's worth spending the initiative to release an indigenous one.
Alien is excellent in many cases, i.e. you intend to install a plan quickly and also there is just a DEB or RPM for that plan.
From my experience Alien is not trusted for releasing a plan in a distro. i.e. you developed a RPM plan from your task, and also you currently intend to create a DEB plan too, and also not intending to hang around finding out just how deb packaging jobs. And also you simply make use of Alien. (it could function well yet it has constraints, it relies on what plan you toss at it)
What I advise : If you intend to construct plans for numerous Linux circulations and also numerous styles the means to go is to make use of openSUSE Build Service(OBS)
It's ideology is : "Maintain resources as soon as, supply binaries for any kind of system". For a review on what you can do with it see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOUX0WFkkk, additionally see OBS Build Tutorial