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Re: Is the FHS dead ?


On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:14:52AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> I wanted to discuss the python-support directory tree location (and
> similar issues) with the FHS maintainers, however it occurred to me that
> the mailing list is completely dead, and the standard doesn’t seem very
> alive either. The last release was 5 years ago, and is starting to look
> slightly outdated.

there is no post from you on the mailinglist in the last six months?
But apart from this is looks quiet dead, yeah. Did you try contacting
persons who are personally involved with FHS? For example the mentioned
editors ("The process is overseen by FHS editors, Rusty Russell, Daniel
Quinlan, and Christopher Yeoh.")?

> Is there a standards body still interested in moving forward with
> filesystem layout discussions? If not, shouldn’t we start our own
> standard?

I'm not sure if "start our own standard" is a good idea. We already have
our own standards and the FHS is more like a distribution-independent
standard, which it should stay. Defining our own standards wouldn't
neccessarily mean that other distributions adopt it. So if we really
start something on our own we should encourage other distributions to
take a part from the beginning.

Best Regards,

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