Re: Debian Pure Blends on www.debian.org
Jonas Smedegaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> One detail: That new page describes metapackage as a minimum requirement
> for a blend - I disagree that to be a requirement¹, so am curious where
> that came from.
In my reading this page does not describe a requirement, but a
status. And currently every released Pure Blend *has* metapackages,
Maybe, this paragraph could be rephrased as
"The released Pure Blends have metapackages in the
<a href="https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/>stable</a> release of
Debian. Some Pure Blends also provide installation media or form the
basis of a derivative distribution. See the individual Blends pages for
A naming question: are there any "non-pure" blends yet? I feel the
current convention a bit confusing: The Terminology in the Wiki means:
| "Blend" is a Debian-based distribution that is, or wants to become, a
| Pure Blend ...
(not mentioning another meaning)
The new web pages has:
| Debian Pure Blends are also just called Blends when used clearly in
| the Debian internal context which makes "Pure" and "Debian" obvious,
| like on this page.
This is IMO hard to understand: how can I see what is a "Debian internal
context"? Is the Debian Wiki one? Or the Debian [Pure] Blends Pages? At
least, I was confused about that when I started to get interested in
[Debian] [Pure] Blends.
I would propose to either consequently stick to "[Debian] Pure Blends",
or to remove the non-pure definition from the Wiki and just to make the
first paragraph of www.d.o/blends as "Debian Pure Blends (or Blends, for
short) are a solution for special groups ...".