Re: Google Summer of Code 2006
|--==> Andreas Tille writes:
AT> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
>>in the last couple of week I've found the time to dig into the source
>>code of PDK from Progeny:
>>What about trying to all push on it?
AT> I have doubts that this would ever be a Debian internal technique because
AT> it was not designed as such a tool. It sounds interesting but it draws
AT> us farer away from the goal to keep each Custom Debian Distribution as
AT> a subset of Debian.
Well, I think that the force of PDK is that is a rather general and
flexible tool, which can be used both to generate fully
Debian-contained CDDs, which are released when Debian is released, and
"independent" derivatives too, where external means that 1) there
might be additional packages which are not included in Debian 2) they
have a different release schedule than Debian. So it's a matter of how
you use it..
AT> So nothing against PDK but it will probably not work
AT> for CDD development. For instance I do not see a way to make use of
AT> Debtags in PDK which I would really like to see in CDD tools.
Actually there are plans to add support for it (I suggested it myself
:), and it would be relatively easy.
 see http://lists.progeny.com/archive/cl-workers/200604/msg00000.html