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Re: Next Steps - As I see them

On Thu, 06 Dec 2001 21:12:14 Mark Paulus wrote:
> First off, we need to decide how we are going to 
> cohabitate/exist with cygwin's setup application.
> - Do we only provide applications that aren't provided   by setup?
> - Do we provide all applications?
> - Do we provide replace/provide some that aren't covered by setup?

I don't think it'd be easy to maintain an heterogenous system of debianised
software on top of non-debianised base packages from upstream. If an
essential part of the system happens to be broken, there's no BTS to
keep track about it, and no Debian Maintainer to blame^W get help from ;)

IMHO the best way would be providing a complete base system on which
we can relay on.. we're certain that debian packages are well integrated
on GNU/Linux, so if we port them from the base they might need lesser
to work.

I'd also prefer an installation program to start on a bare windoze system
some scripts to start on an already installed cygwin environment.

regarding to the name, how about asking for a poll in debianplanet?

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