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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

> This should probably then move to Debian-Project?
> On 07/21/2010 11:31 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 05:34:27PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>>> I think that what we need is Debian Blends that include official
>>> backports.
>>> This, no other distribution proposes yet.
>> IMHO this is worth another thread how to make Debian more attractive for
>> users ...
> The computing world have become such complex, that we are all mere users
> somewhere. So yes, we should think more about our users.
> * I know a few who love lenny with backports, so yet, we should somehow
> integrate that with the blends concept. Could there be a flag in
> debian/control in some way for anything with a compatible debhelper
> version to be auto-backported?
> * Metaphorical speaking: we should give Debian a phone number. And I
> mean full-time or at least half-time employees. With so many people
> unemployed these days, I even feel we have the duty to think about
> creating jobs.

Or a better idea:

* Provide semi-official images with non-free enabled (on
cdimage.debian.org) of our releases. This is one big reason, why users
decide to use Ubuntu instead of Debian.

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