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Re: SEUL: Re: Some unanswered questions about SEUL (answered, I hope :-)

Erik Walthinsen wrote:
> > 2) What will be the goals?
> >   A distribution made from the grounds up or one taking the best in
> > each existant distribution and working from there to go farther?
> The short answer (there's a really long one, too) is that we will be starting
> with an existing distribution (I'm leaning towards RedHat), making new
> packages and modifications to existing ones as necessary.  Given the
> structure of the RPM build environment, and the CVS repository we're using,
> there is little difference between importing all packages and importing just
> the ones we change, other than space.  Given that, it may be that we simply
> put the packages on our not-yet-existant FTP site, and let others do the
> actual distribution.

Has there been progress in setting up a base distribution
which we can build on ?  And a list of packages and apps
which should/should not be included and what packages need
modification by the authors or us to be acceptable for end
users, etc. ?  I didn't receive all mail lately it seems :(

> > 3) Is this project for the sake of making a new distribution or for
> > the good of Linux?
> Both, really.  The plan I have is to work closely with other groups, like the
> Mnemonic browser project, window manager groups, applications (spreadsheets,
> word processors, etc.) and so on.  These relationships will do two things:
> 1) help the project in question to gain manpower and popular support, and
> 2) provide us with a channel to exert the necessary (hopefully minimal)
> control over the direction of the project in order for it to fit into the
> SEUL scheme of things.

It is IMO very important to provide frequent status reports
once we have more to show off, so more people will know the
SEUL exists and join/support the team.

> One possibility is that RedHat and SEUL may over time become so similar as to
> be considered basically identical.  Another would be RedHat taking SEUL under
> its wing and handling distribution, support, etc., for it, by making it a
> companion product to the "classic" RedHat distrib.  The classic distrib for
> hackers, the SEUL distrib for the "masses".

Hmm, this makes the joice of RedHat somewhat critical as
the scheme of operation is somewhat different.
But I havn't used either system, so I can't judge here :O)
What points was the resoning based that RedHat is going
to be taken as a base ?  (An FAQ available ?)
> > 4) Project leaders are supposed to coordinate groups.  I do not see
> > any dicussion going on and I have not seen any message stating what
> > will be done in any particular area.
> That has been the major problem so far.  Very little work has even been
> discussed yet.  That will change, hopefully within a few weeks.

Are there IRC meetings every once in a while ?