Re: Canonical Conference and CDD
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:
About the Workshop, there are summaries of the three sessions available on
the Ubuntu wiki:
Thanks for watching this ...
Now, talking from the CDD point of view, I have to say that they are using a
different paradigm to customize their distribution; if they want to customize
something they patch and rebuild the source package.
This is so because they are working at the package source level; Ubuntu is a
Derived Distribution and one of it's goals is to have bleeding edge programs
(like the latest GNOME desktop) that are not in Debian, so they need to
update, patch and recompile a lot of packages anyway.
It is possible to explain in short why they do so? I Debian grown to an
inflexible behemoth with irresponsible maintainers? Should also Debian
learn some lessons from Ubuntu to cope with new requirements. I hope our
fellow maintainers working on Ubuntu will not hide if Debian has problems
I'll try to start working on my cdd-tool proposal ASAP and once we have
something that works we will see if we can get distributions like Ubuntu
involved; the good thing is that if the tools work for Debian they will
also work for Ubuntu.