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Re: Progeny picax: Replacement for debian-cd

[ ccing debian-cd instead of -boot since that's the list mostly
concerned by this mail ]

Le Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 02:51:21PM -0500, Jeff Licquia écrivait:
> It's been brought to my attention that there's some dissatisfaction with 
> debian-cd within Debian, that some reengineering may need to happen, and 
> that such reengineering may not be able to happen soon.

Funny way to present the situation. :-) I indeed recognized problems with
debian-cd and I think it's time to rewrite partially debian-cd to
overcome the current limitations and get rid of the useless complexity.

For reference :

For the delay it depends either on my time or on volunteers coming up to
rewrite debian-cd following the new design that I have drafted :

Unfortunately nobody contacted me yet to tell me he's interested in helping
out. :)

> source for each binary on it), or none.  Package ordering is handled via 
> order files,

But it doesn't take into account dependencies.  That's an important
feature of debian-cd in my opinion.

> In none of this do I wish to impugn the good name of Raphael Hertzog or 
> of his creation, which has served Debian well thus far.  Nor do I wish 

Thank you but I already received many critics for debian-cd and I never
felt offensed. After all debian-cd is working since slink (even if it
was not yet official at that time) and it has far outreached its initial
goal.  But it suffers from other problems and now it's time to overcome
those problems if it must work for a few more releases. :-)

I asked people on debian-cd to review picax and give feedback (on the
list and to you). Let's see what comes out !

Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://www.ouaza.com
Formation Linux et logiciel libre : http://www.logidee.com
Earn money with free software: http://www.geniustrader.org

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