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Bug#816159: www.debian.org: new introduction for blends page

Le Sat, Mar 05, 2016 at 03:12:36PM +0800, Paul Wise a écrit :
> On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Iain R. Learmonth wrote:
> > On 01/03/16 13:18, Charles Plessy wrote:
> >> By the way, I do not see the paragraph starting by "Debian Pure Blends are not
> >> forks from" in your proposal.  Are you suggesting to remove it ?
> >
> > I don't think it's necessary to remove the second paragraph, it's
> > important to the concept of Pure Blends and is not covered in the first
> > paragraph.
> I explicitly wanted to remove that since this is a user-facing page
> not a developer one.

Hi Paul,

I think that it is valuable to inform users that Debian Pure Blends are fully
contained in Debian.  Their experience with other distribution may differ.  For
instance, I recently had to do some work on a CentOS system, where the workflow
to install scientific packages is first to install the "epel-release" package,
distributed by CentOS, which adds some entries in yum's equivalent of apt's
sources list, that point to an extra repository where the scientific packages
are available.  Users who went through such experience before trying Debian may
be interested to learn that Blends do not work the same.

Of course, the information can be rephrased and moved if one wants to put less
emphasis on it (for more emphasis elsewhere).  For instance, we could add
something like "Debian Pure Blends are developed, distributed and supported
fully within Debian" at the end of the current "first paragraph".

Have a nice week-end,


Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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