On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 15:01, Anthony Towns wrote: > On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 04:57:01PM +0100, Benj. Mako Hill wrote: > > I think that work by groups like Skolelinux and others under the > > banner of creating custom distros has been inspired by and working > > toward Bdale's flavors. > > Well, custom distributions have their own incentive: getting the perfect > distribution for a particular group. Whether that be schools, or people > who don't want to have to touch their hard drive to try out Linux, > or something else. That alone doesn't necessarily mean they should > be trying to use a pure Debian install -- sometimes it's /better/ to > maintain a different codebase. Besides release timetables (which I think will become much less significant once the new installer is done), what are the reasons that having a separate distribution codebase are better (I had been assuming that it is better to merge where possible - The Universal OS, yadda yadda)? > (Or, alternatively, we want people *not* to have to make the choice > between runing Debian and having a custom distribution) Unless Custom Debian Distribution means utilizing scripts/ programs packaged in main to create said "customization". At least, this is my assumption and intention for Debian Enterprise: A Custom Debian Distribution. cheers zen -- Debian Enterprise: A Custom Debian Distribution: http://debian-enterprise.org/ Homepage: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~zenaan/ PGP Key: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~zenaan/zen.asc Please respect this email's confidentiality as sensibly warranted.
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