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Re: How to get more developers (was: Mailing List traffic and...)

On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Farid Hajji wrote:

> Hi Okuji,
> >   That's interesting, but what I'm more interested in is the reason
> > why the number of developers doesn't increase, even though so many
> > people subscribe to the list. This is not ironical but a purely
> > academic interest for me.
> first of all, we need some kind of early release (or pre-release, if you
> prefer to call it so) that could be burned on a CD-R! Getting all those
> .debs over a modem link is not only awful, but in some countries really
> expensive. And I'm not yet talking about the difficulties in getting
> accurate and actual informations about the needed packages.
*** Cut

As a CD vendor I have been lurking in this group for about five months
now.  I have also added Hurd to my Debian archive and keep it up to date.
My hope is that at some time I could assist the Hurd community by
producing a suitable CD.

I haven't got round to a Hurd install up to now as I don't have much in
the way of porting or development skills.  

The best I could do at the moment would be to collect the various bits and
pieces; grub, documentation etc and burn them onto a CD(s).  I don't know
how useful this would be.  If people thought this would be useful I would
be happy to take this on as a project - after the Debian 2.2 release.


Philip Charles; 39a Paterson St., Abbotsford, New Zealand; +64 3 4882818
Mobile 025 267 9420.  I sell GNU/Linux CDs.   See http://www.copyleft.co.nz

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