Re: Debian Pure Blends on www.debian.org
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 05:25:01PM +0530, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> How about the opposite? If it is possible to install the blend in a
> vanilla Debian stable installation, is it then a released Blend?
> DebianParl exists as a Debian Blend, in the form of either...
> a) a Debian preseeding file
> b) a shell script to be executed as root
Neither of which is a package in the main area of a stable release's archive
and so not a part of a Debian release. This means it is not released as far
as official Debian is concerned.
> Either form is rendered by the tool Boxer. The early implementation in
> Debian stable can compute above forms for an early DebianParl.
> DebianParl as deployed in the European Parliament is a flavor which
> covers official EU languages, and pulls in non-free parts to enable the
> crappy wifi on the hardware used in that specific deployment.
Non-free stuff is definitely not part of Debian. See policy, even if it is
packaged in contrib/non-free this is not part of Debian.
> locale requirements vary for pretty much any parliament in the World -
> and locale-specific task metapackages are too opinionated to be of use
> (e.g. cover iceweasel but not icedove).
If there was a setup tool packaged that determined requirements and
performed configuration, like the shell script, in Debian main and able to
operate without non-free components, and this is in a stable release, then I
would consider the blend released.
What you have described is *not* a Pure Blend.