Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1
On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> But this problem needs either be fixed in any way or Debian should
> officially announce that it's now a hackers-only distribution, since
> it's due to the lack of stable releases not usable for serious systems.
> _Why_ do these threads pop up without any solution if it's a
> fundamental problem?
I suppose that I am one of the few DDs that has anything to do with the
selling side of GNU/Linux distros and have day to day contact with J.
Average User. This is probably why the issue does not get addressed. On
the commercial side I treat Debian as a meta-distribution, raw material
for specialised installation CDs. Klaus Knopper and Jon Danzig (Libranet)
treat it in much the same way.
I think I have sold only one Official i386 3.0 set, the others have been
my "Enhanced" set with OOo and the like included. I am in the final
stages of producing a fast, mindless and low intervention CD for computer
dealers. Neither of these would be possible without Debian. I would not
even attempt to build such CDs with other distros, let alone building
installation CDs for GNU Hurd.
As a meta-distribution Debian is superb. However, it would be good if
Debian could also be more aware of J.Average User.
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