Re: Debian Blends: Newbie Blend
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Debian Blends: Newbie Blend
- From: Ben Armstrong <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:50:54 -0300
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On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:32:51 +0100 (CET)
Andreas Tille <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm quite hesitant about this. Beeing a "newbie" has no clear definition
> and thus you will quickly find that you soon will loose the focus inside
> your project.
Agreed. Not only that, but it's also a rather temporary state of
affairs (or should be). So you would be losing users left, right and
centre if this were your only audience. But if you really do have
something to offer both new and experienced users alike, then it's no
longer a "newbie blend". I should think this tension between what your
new users want and what your more experienced users want would
eventually tear the project apart.
I think we all agree that Debian itself should be easier for new users
to get into, and so if you can think of ways to make that happen, see
what you can contribute, package by package and bug by bug.