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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.

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