Well the subject line really says it all. I'm not "new" to Linux but I have never really developed applications to be distributed to other Linux systems or enviroments.
Basically, I have created a remote client application that needs to be installed on multiple machines that potentially have different Linux distributions on them. Compiling from source is NOT an option unless there is a way to mask or make the source files inaccessible that I am unaware of (although this doesn't really sound all that possible).
What I am trying to build would be similar to the Mozilla install or the Flash Player plugin for it which contains no listed source code and works on nearly any distribution, and I am not sure how to go about that.
I have built RPM's and other package types but I am trying to get away from the specificity that these packages tend to create. It could be that creating a "built disbribution" is much easier than I think, but once again, I'm not really sure how to produce this in the Linux enviroment. What I really want is a more distribution independent solution that isn't the direct source compilation.
Any help would be appreciated, and if you have a question about just what the hell it is I'm trying to say I'll be more than happy to try and clear it up.