Re: assimilating OpenBSD
On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 03:14:40PM +0200, Pavel Tcholakov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 12:27:03PM -0000, Mark Berry wrote:
> > I guess I must say that my main interest is having a distribution that would
> > be Linux-Like with a BSD core. (Is that silly?) It's all about
> > consistancy.
> I don't know if it's silly, but that's my vision as well. Not exactly
> Linux-like, I'd say Debian-like. I just love the manageability APT + Debian
> Policy give me. If that functionality was available to BSD I would probably
> have switched by now.
It is available, with ports/package system. And that's getting
stronger now as openpackages advances.
I've used Debian for years, I use and have used FreeBSD for a couple
years, and it's really not terribly different. Certainly doesn't compare
to the difference between say, Linux and Solaris.
> In the same sequence of thoughts, I think FreeBSD is a better start. It has
> more hardware support and is somewhat more popular so we'll get more
> testers for the distribution. Once we get a stable working system, it will
> be much easier to create an OpenBSD branch as well. Does anybody else share
> this opinion?
> I can't help with equipment, though I'm very interested in the development
> of the project as a whole. I'd also suggest that we pick somebody for
> project leader who will manage the tasks and responsibilities.
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