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Re: SEUL: Re: Proposal for using a single mailing list [was Re: Oneend-user distribution?]

On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Michel Stam wrote:

> A- Why don't we look at the best parts of every distribution ?
> I know this is a hell of a lot of work, but take all the best parts, put it
> together, and try to create something even better ? That way, everyone 

creating a new distribution that is radically different to everything else
out there involves a lot of resources. Don't assume that you have a
million super programmers under your command. You don't. SEUL doesn't,
Independence doesn't , and neither does LaetOS.

> B - Why don't we try to share as much of the code among eachother as possible,

good idea. Once somebody has some code (-; 

Independence primarily package software, and don't write code. Think of
Independence as "software talent scouts". We hunt down good software and
package it.

Of course, there's nothing stopping you grabbing our src.rpm packages ,
and using them to build them to whatever format you prefer. 

> instance, LaetOS and Independence both need a graphical install program and a

nobody needs a graphical install program. 

Hardware detection is a worthwhile goal, but you need some good
programmers on your team to do this. IOW, Redhat and SuSE are better
equipped to write installers than us ... 

> C - Why not try to standardize the parts of the Linux OS which have not been
> standardized already ? 

this is really for the big distros to fight about. Now if anyone can get
something like LSB working, this would be nice ... 

-- Donovan