Re: Yet another Linux distribution! :-)
Jim Pick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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> Hi all,
> I read with interest Bruce's post that he wants to work on another
> Linux distribution. :-)
> As long as we are talking "pie in the sky" stuff, I thought I'd let
> loose with the news that I am also developing an alternative Linux
> distribution. I've sort of hinted about it on several of my webpages
> anyways. I've had this idea for two years (at least), but it's just
> lately that I have actually started to work on it.
> Here are my plans:
> - mid/late-1999 for first release (codename: Skaha) - I'm not rushing
> things. :-)
> - sysadmin (and users) can use apt to install additional packages from
> Debian distribution.
I like that idea. Who do you want ot realise it? What about
conflicting packages? I want sendmail, but user foo wants smail?
Can I deinstall someones elses packages?
> - initial distribution will be i386 GNU/Linux, localized for Canada
> and the USA. Beyond that, I may attempt a Cygnus GNU/Win32 hosted
> distribution, and maybe ever a GNU Hurd based one.
Localized for canada and the USA? What do zou mean with that?
Timezones? What about multilanguage support? Best to plan it in now.
> I'd like to see more people announce that they want to develop their
> own "subset" Linux distributions based on Debian. I'd be willing to
> collaborate on tools to make this easier.
I would like to see a "Source only" Distribution, which compiles
everything before installing.
May the Source be with you.
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