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Re: BrDesktop as Debian Pure Blends

Hello, Andreas
I hope my limited english language skill be enough to clarify your
The BrDesktop sw is a group of packages already into the official Debian
One can even reconfigure a plain Debian to use such packages.
All contributions and patches were included at debian repos.
These packages are (mostly) package selections and their preseeding,
added some graphics and themes [0]. Maybe, the customized live-cd
install disk is more different than the official Debian cd, but not so
much from the livecd project.
Also, the package selections and security preconfigurations were based
on brazilian desktop users preferences.
The BrDesktop also aims to try a release cycle as alread discussed at
debian-devel list, (a 6 month "desktop" stabilization based on Testing,
synch with main stable release when done). If it proves feasible, maybe
addresses "some" of the ubuntu motivations.
Also, brdesktop try to show how to avoid the "I do not have a fun thing
to do. Will release a distro today, and another one tomorrow" syndrome
and contribute to a central project.
As I am only a people trying to help the effort, and most of decisions
and work are group decisions, I will forward the questions to the
mailing list. (there are some who understand english there too. The
discussions will be in portuguese). I hope soon have a group answer to
your questions.
Thanks for your interest.
Andre Felipe

[0] http://times.debian.net/1323

Em Sáb, 2009-06-27 às 10:07 +0200, Andreas Tille escreveu:
> Hi Andre Felipe,
> on 2009-05-12 you added BrDesktop to the list of Blends on the
> Blends wiki page[1].  While I would really welcome a "localized"
> Blend and I would support such an effort I see no sign that the
> information on the Wiki is correct.  Perhaps it is just the
> language barrier (I can not understand the content of the
> BrDesktop homepage[2]) but I have the impression that BrDesktop
> is no Debian internal effort and thus does not to the definition
> we have given:
>    a subset of Debian that is configured to support a particular
>    target group out-of-the-box
> Perhaps I'm just not correctly informed about BrDesktop and I'm
> just lacking important pieces of information.  If this is the
> case please be more verbose about your project and let people
> on this list know what your are doing.  If this is the case I
> need to update several docs about your project - so please give
> me a chance to reasonable join your project to other related
> Blends.
> Saying this I wonder whether you are interested in creating
> tasks pages[3] and bugs pages[4].  IMHO these pages provide
> a good overview for users and developers - the testserver[5]
> even contains a preview to the new screenshot feature which
> might be quite interesting for users. (Official blends pages
> will get this feature next week).
> I really appreciate your work in the BrDesktop project and
> you gave a really great input into Debian and I would welcome
> if you might come closer to the Blends effort.
> Kind regards
>     Andreas.
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPureBlends
> [2] http://brdesktop.org/cdd
> [3] http://wiki.debian.org/Blends/TasksPages
> [4] http://wiki.debian.org/Blends/BugsPages
> [5] http://blends.debian.net/

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