Better brand recognition for new Debian (etch)
Hello all Debian folks!
First of all I would like to congratulate all Debian developers and
maintainers for releasing sarge. Good job! (and a big relief for all
of you, I guess)
Having a Debian installed on 10 Sun Blade boxes and helping a bit on
debian-boot with debian-installer I can safely say that I am also
concerned with the future of Debian. Lately I have spotted an interesting
entry in Ian Murdock's Weblog (http://ianmurdock.com/?p=239),
where he points out that in order to get a better user recognition
and vendor support some _naming_ changes may be required. After reading
the post I can say that indeed there are some ideas worth to be at least
What I am referring to is that not only stable / testing / sid repositories
are enough. Maybe just after a little bit of tweaking Debian could get some
more "profiles" called server / desktop also? What this means for
developers, is to "link" (or understand) such profiles as server == stable,
and desktop == testing. On the other hand, maybe some more "profiles"
would be required, such as: stable-server, stable-desktop, testing-server
Almost all Linux users would clearly recognize from this naming scheme
what is what and what for. I send this post to debian-devel just in order
to notify you about these ideas. Think about it, could you?
There are some more good ideas in the article. Just see it for yourself.