Re: Setup API, The next step (Re: Corel Setup Design Proposal)
Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I for one like what I see so far. I want to encourage Corel to
> improve Debian setup. I hope that you can either commit directly to
> the debian boot-floppies or at least start a world-readable cvs tree
> of your own. That way everyone will be able to look at what you're
> doing and make comments or suggestions.
Yes -- speaking as the self-appointed CVS master for the
/cvs/debian-boot area (housing the boot-floppies, debian-cd, and now
setup-api), Corel currently has established setup-api module
(currently still empty) for world ongoing review, and incidentally,
has rw access to the boot-floppies area itself, which I am sure they
will not abuse.
Working with Corel, personally, and I talked to Dave on the phone last
week, has been very pleasant. They seem to be making the utmost
effort to avoid a fork and adapt to the "Debian way".
It is certain that some things they will do we cannot adapt since we
must support a much larger base of existing systems (such as VME or
headless old 386 routers) whereas they are trying to develop, AFAICT,
a "Linux for the Rest of Us" type distribution which makes
installation, which is historically a very "high curve" area for
Debian, a snap.
I am very encoraged by all the feedback from Debian developers, and
what seems to be the start of a very productive collaboration and
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>