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Re: SEUL: Re: Proposal for using a single mailing list [was Re: Oneend-user distribution?]
Michel Stam wrote:
> Donovan Rebbechi wrote:
> > On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, Michel Stam wrote:
> > > But has it been completed already ?
> > YES ! it's a Beta release, but you can download it and run it. In fact
> > some people already have.
> > The next release will essentially be a bugfix
> > release , with a few end user apps added, and should go on CD .
> > At the moment, our aim is to stay 100% compatible with Redhat because they
> > ( and their variants ) , as well as their package format are more or less
> > ubiquitous. So our primary goal is to be binary compatible with RH even if
> > that means we aren't binary compatible with Laet or LED. Of course, if
> > these guys are also binary compatible with Redhat, they'll be compatible
> > with us ( just as mandrake are )
> > We are interested in using any good software we see in the other distros,
> > and also urge other distribution projects to take a look the list of
> > software we add to Redhat, and seriously consider adding it to their
> > projects.
> Ok, but would you consider changing/adding to your distribution if you could
> maintain your goals ? What I mean, do you want to make changes to for
> instance packages shipped with your distribution if you would not have to
> drop the 100% compatibility ? I think this is a rather essential issue here,
> since if no-one wants to change anything to make their distribution
> compatible with the others as well, there is no point in continuing this
Of course we will change packages and add packages. That's what we
have been doing all this time. If we see any interesting software
out there ( Interesting means good for end users ) It's snag and put
into Independence. Everyone is welcome to do the same. It doesn't
matter where the software comes from as long as we are allowed to
redistribute it. ( We do have a prejudice against cripleware though ).
A few items have been borrowed from SuSE and SlackWare. RedHat is
convenience not religion.