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Re: CDD opportunity? (was: [radel@inet.net.nz: Debian Server ideas])

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 10:23:01AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > One thing that I find difficult is the manual configuration of
> > common server tasks in Debian.  I was installing a bunch
> > of Windows 2003 Servers *cough* *cough* recently for an 
> > organization and was very intrigued with the Wizard interface 
> > to setting up a server. All tasks including installing of server
> > components, or modifing typical server roles are through a 
> > unified tool.  Of course, manual hacking is still available.
> Apart from the specific implementation ideas presented by this
> poster, it sounds to me like this is an as-yet unaddressed Custom
> Debian Distribution[0] opportunity, if there are developers who
> would be interested in undertaking such an effort.  In other words,
> there ought to exist a CDD containing a variety of the best software
> within Debian targetted at admins wishing to set up a server box (or
> a set of server boxes) quickly and painlessly.

At Debconf4, the Debian-NP folks are working both on specifications
and production of a server-based CDD/flavor designed to showcase
Debian's server capacity -- particularly in non-profit
organizations. You can join #debian-np to check up us if you're

In any case, we'll be sure to do a post-mortem and send it to
-nonprofit and -custom.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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