Re: Concerning (Live) CDs

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 21:32 +0100, Claus Schwarm wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 13:46:14 +0100
> Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com> wrote:
> > 
> > But "use this crappy distro just because it comes with this particular
> > software by default" is not a good argument either. We don't want
> > people to experience that lack of support.
> > 
> Yes, indeed. It would contradict the goal of the project, wouldn't it?
> I just wonder: What makes you think, I -- and all members of the
> marketing list who thought the idea could be interesting -- would
> not bother about the quality of support and ask a "crappy" distro for
> cooperation?
> Well, nevermind. You probably have your reasons. I'm a little bit
> disappointed, though.

Any special purpose distribution will have a small user base and will
therefore be crappy and will lack support. I think we should be
encouraging people to be using mainstream quality distributions.

I suppose you could adapt another distro, if you just add applications
without changing anything else.

> >
> > I think a website that advertised the software that you care about,
> > with help on installing it on whatever distro they have, would be far
> > more useful an effective.
> > 
> Thanks for the suggestion. :-) Unfortunatly, a website is already under
> construction.
> In fact, you and me already talked about it in a short 'footnotes
> comments' discussion. You said something like "Don't make us enter all
> the data, again" and I replied: "Developers won't need to bother about
> it."
> It is also already linked in the wiki. [1]

I'm sorry. I really have no idea what you are talking about.

> However, the university outreach project has slightly other goals
> that you can't reach by using a website -- at least, from my point of
> view. But if you like me to stop working on the idea, just say so.

Of course not.

> Claus
> [1]
Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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