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Re: Live CDs for CDDs

El Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 03:40:44PM +0200, Andreas Tille escribió:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:
> >   Well, I know that LinEx and GuadaLinEx use metadistros, but those are
> >   Derived Distributions, not CDDs.
> But they should think about changing this.  I'd like to point out that
> beeing a CDD would result in the smallest effort possible to reach your
> specific goal.

  Yes, I agree, but sometimes it is not possible to be a CDD (i.e. if
  you have to include non-free software or want special versions of the
  packages for whatever reason).
  Anyway I think that everything we are trying to do building a common
  CDD framework will benefit Custom Distributions *inside* Debian and
  derived projects.

  And talking about LinEx, I know that tomorrow they are going to have
  the *First gnuLinEx Developers Meeting* and they are going to present
  the first Beta of gnuLinEx 2004, based on Debian Sarge. I will not be
  able to attend, but I'll try to talk with some of the developers to
  know what they think about the things we are disscussing here.

> >   My idea is to have a debian set of tools that take a list of apt
> >   sources, a list packages and a set of config files and generate the
> >   LiveCD from that.
> This is exactly what I tried to desccribe at
>    http://people.debian.org/~tille/debian-med/talks/paper-cdd/debian-cdd.html/ch-todo.en.html#s-liveCD

  Yes, I've read it, but it is not exactly my proposal, your description
  has more manual work than mine, my idea was to leave all the
  configuration / customization tasks to the CDD tools.

> >   I know that it is not as simple as I've written it, but I think it is
> >   doable. If someone starts working on it please write to the list.
> Well it is basically this simple but the tools to do it have to be written.

  Yeah, sure, that's the main problem ... time to do it ... :(

> >   NOTE: I have not tested it, but Debix
> >   <http://debix.alioth.debian.org/> seems to be more or less what I'm
> >   talking about.
> The Debix author does not really share your opinion about his project.
> At least when I asked him he told me so ...

  Is there any public mail with his arguments? I have not looked at the
  project, but if it's not the way to go I would like to know why.

Sergio Talens-Oliag <sto@debian.org>   <http://people.debian.org/~sto/>
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