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Re: Introducing DoudouLinux

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 11:03:00AM +0200, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Jean-Michel Philippe wrote:
> > I'm the founder of the project DoudouLinux [1], a young live distro for
> > kids,


> > and I'd like to introduce our project to the Debian Derivatives
> > community since we are willing to join your initiative. To say the truth we
> > had looked at the derivatives initiative months ago and, after a kind
> > discussion started by Paul Wise, we are now diving into it! So what is
> > DoudouLinux?
> Welcome to the list :)


> As I already stated in private email, helping revive the Debian Jr
> subproject would be a great way to help out the Debian project and it
> sounds like you and your volunteers are uniquely qualified to do so.

As somebody who was heavily inspired by Ben Armstrong who started Debian
Jr I really like to stress this point.  Debian Jr was the first project
of what is called today Debian Pure Blends and it might be really
exciting for you to continue what is orphaned since some time.  The big
profit for your project would be to work closer together with Debian and
get packages with patches uploaded more quickly.  The use of
metapackages together with livehelper might (hopefully) simplify your
life.  Feel free to ask for further details about this.

The following links might be interesting for you:


The later one is based on the so called tasks files which are also used
to create according metapackages.  Please note that these are not
maintained for a long time and that most probably several packages which
would fit into these categories are missing.  Any hint about packages
which are missing there but should be listed is welcome.  Also
suggestions for new / to be changed categories are fine - in short we
would love to help you making the remainings of Debian Jr to fit your
atempt as best as possible.

Kind regards



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