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Re: [custom] Debian Enterprise - packages

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 04:42, Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 14:45:51 +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > As per the recommendations from Bruce Perens' User Linux paper
> > http://userlinux.com/white_paper.html, this thread is to discuss the
> > applications within the bounded set of Debian Enterprise/ User Linux.
> I think discussing the favorite applications, at this point, is a bit
> premature.  Debian Enterprise (DE) should be concentrating on the
> framework that will make flavors possible.  There is much that remains to be
> done on the technical level (kernels, a distribution that is up-to-date
> enough that companies will _want_ to use it, an installer, etc).  Deciding
> what applications to supply isn't of much use right now (especially given
> the rate of development of some; mozilla-firebird may be a good choice
> now, but what about when epiphany or another alternative becomes the
> better browser?).
> Remember the original goals that DE is attempting to solve. 
> Current Debian-using companies must maintain their own package backports,
> kernels, and so on.  Deciding what browser we will default to, while
> possibly helping in standardization, is a long ways off.  In order for DE
> to become useful, we must cater to companies (not the other way around). 
> Thus, we should build out the infrastructure enough so that DE, by itself,
> is installable and useable.  At that point, we can start worrying about
> what flavors will contain what software.

Good points. I wholly agree.


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