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Re: Debian Enterprise?

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 01:45:05AM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:

> I can think of a few ways to offer the above.  The first is a standalone
> distribution, based on debian but with various enhancements (not a novel
> idea, by any means).  We could either base this on testing, doing snapshot
> releases every 3-6 months, and offering security fixes, or
> on stable w/ various backports.  We would probably
> have a stripped-down installer based on d-i, w/ the stock kernel being
> similar to redhat's kernel.  
> Another way would be to have a debian sub-project; this would have a
> kernel that includes extra (enterprise) features
> (kernel-image-2.4.22-enterprise-1-686smp), amongst other things.  I'd also
> like to see enhancements to d-i, work done to ease things like php into
> testing, and (if based around testing) security updates for testing.

If the sub-project approach would mean that the new packages and
enhancements would be folded into Debian, then I think that is definitely
preferable.  I do not think that basing it on testing is the best approach;
in my experience, enterprises prefer a longer (stable) release cycle than
testing's daily churn.

 - mdz

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