Re: Debian Enterprise?
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 11:51:43 -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.
Normally I'd agree; however, one of the issues I'm trying to resolve is
the need for numerous backports. However, I do believe the
subproject/kernel is a good start. I would prefer to see it based around
testing snapshots, not necessarily testing itself.