dr at jones.dk
Mon May 5 02:33:24 CEST 2008
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>Martin Langhoff wrote:
>The FSF does no longer endorse Debian and removed all links to their
>web site since when their installer proposes the "non-free" repository.
...and instead endorse distros like gNewSense that seems more innocent
on the surface but is technically less free than Debian.
>> But do we need any of this? Will we need any of this?
>Probably not. Let's just handle this problem lazily, the first
>time a real-world issue arises, eh?
A development platform is needed. If not deciding, then I believe an
implicit decision to continue using Fedora as platform is made.
...which is probably sane - until some better alternative emerges (which
I personally hope the Debian Sugar efforts will turn out to be).
>if we focus on just one distro we'd not enlarge the scope of Sugar,
>which was one of the major reasons for making it more independent of
I agree that Sugar shouldn't be tied to a specific distro. But until
more distros offers mature packaging of the core Sugar framework I would
recommend to stick to Fedora as the reference development platform.
>Also, *maybe* we can save us the hassle of maintaining vendor trees
>until there are few vendors (exactly one at this time).
Do you currently maintain a vendor tree? If I as Debian packager needs
some customization then I believe it is my task to maintain it, not
yours. Only if we (you as inventors and me as representing the Debian
distro) can work together on some generalization, it would make sense
for you to adopt maintaining those needs of mine. Certainly not by you
needing to understand the special needs of the distributors IMHO.
>I'm also using the inertia excuse to save us a long discussion about
>which distro is the best one. OLPC's OS is Fedora derived, and it's
>our only vendor for now. Let's lazily add support for other vendors
> - volunteers approach us and offer to do the packaging work;
I am here now - with this packaging effort for Debian:
>At all costs, WE MUST AVOID THE DISTRO WARS!
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist og Internet-arkitekt
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