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Distribution to use
(I'll do the intro bit in a sec)
Kylie mentioned she was thinking of using Debian as a distribution...
additional thoughts on that:
- Debian's an all-volunteer distribution. This appeals to me for
"philosophical" reasons, it seems to 'fit' with our philosophy here.
- With regards to foreign language support, the FAQ notes this:
* Support for French-, German-, Italian- and Spanish-language manual
pages is provided through the manpages-fr, manpages-de,
manpages-it and manpages-es packages. To access an NLS manual
page, the user must set LC_MESSAGES to the appropriate string. In
the case of the German-language manual pages, LC_MESSAGES must be
set to 'de_DE'. The man program will then search for German
manual pages under /usr/man/de_DE/.
... which would be useful for at least -some- LOTE users.
Unfortunately no asian languages though, so it's not -as- useful
- As far as I know, it'd be fairly simple for us to make up a
customized Debian install set that includes only the .deb files we
want, and also our additional specific documentation, menus, etc.
We could then get this burned onto CD-ROMs so people installing on
systems would basically only have to "press enter" to install.
Putting together the .debs for some menus, specific documentation
etc., is something I could usefully do. I can also get CD-ROMs
burned (as long as it's not too many!) for just the cost of the CD
That's all code for "I like it, yes."
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