On Tue, 22 Oct 2002 at 11:07:47AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 11:32:50AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote: > > On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 04:05, Mark Howard wrote: > > > Hi, > > > There has been much debate about unix system configuration . This > > > has resulted in discussion and even a message of support from the fsf, > > > however no actual work has been done. > > > Before we get into details, let me be very blunt. I do not think this > > particular sub-project is going succeed, or that it even really makes > > sense. > > > I know I said earlier that I'm a strong believer in the power of free > > software, and I am, but what you are talking about would require an > > enormous investment in time from the community. The implementation work > > *alone*, to cover even 60% of what's out there, would take more > > person-hours than I think the entire Debian Developer community has to > > offer for the next several years. > > Besides which, all standardizing our file formats does is make it easier > for Microsoft to write Unix->Windows migration tools... :) > > Strength in diversity! :) How about they all conform to us? <Grin> After all we do have a solid packaging system (unlike other distros which will remain nameless...). -- Phil PGP/GPG Key: http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/ wget -O - http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/key.txt | gpg --import XP Source Code: #include <win2k.h> #include <extra_pretty_things_with_bugs.h> #include <more_bugs.h> #include <require_system_activation.h> #include <phone_home_every_so_often.h> #include <remote_admin_abilities_for_MS.h> #include <more_restrictive_EULA.h> #include <sell_your_soul_to_MS_EULA.h> //os_ver="Windows 2000" os_ver="Windows XP"
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