Quoting Karl O. Pinc (firstname.lastname@example.org): > Many users expect that their system have software that's > not in the stock Debian stable repos. Examples include newer > versions of major desktop packages found in backports, > various programs supporting different sorts of multi-media > display, and so forth. Chapter 8, next steps, > should either include the content of or point users > toward a resource like > http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSoftware, which describes > other software resources that are supported by the Debian > community at large. > > This should help attract and retain users who think that > Debian "does not run the software they want". I am not > proposing to ignore the Debian Social Contract > in an effort to attract as many users as possible. > I am proposing that Debian advertise it's capabilities > to compete with other distros for users. Referring > new users to community supported software resources > would enhance the Debian experience and further this goal. > > (Ideally this change would be made before the squeeze > release so as not to lose years of new users.) Squeeze is about to be released, in a few weeks at best (or worse). So, I don't really see by which magic this would happen (considering that any change now to the installation guide triggers a need for translation updates). I for one am all in favor of increasing the user accessibility to Debian, but I really can't see how what you suggest will be done...particularly if no patch is proposed..:-) So, indeed, thanks in advance for the upcoming patch you will propose.
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