Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: James William Dumay <i386@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] BreakMyGentoo - BMG Desktop Gentoo
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 20:41:10
Message-Id: 1079120254.22660.7.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] BreakMyGentoo - BMG Desktop Gentoo by
Dams (& Friends),
This is the kind of thing we want to work on. It would be nice to get
Gentoos blessing with the project. foser, this isnt a replacement of the
vanilla gentoo/gnome desktop, its just an overlaying bunch of ebuilds
that will make the existing system a little more polished for the
desktop users (and people doing rollouts in organisations).

I think we should leave the installer by itself at the moment and start
on the system itself. The guys at the installer kind of know what they
are doing and id rather them do it than bmg or other g-d-r members.

If you guys are willing to "sponsor" such a project, im all ears and im
sure BMG will be also, but our initial objective is to get something
nice working for a local univerisity.

Looking forward to talking soon


On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 10:23 +0100, dams@×××.fr wrote:

> Markus Nigbur <pYrania@g.o> said: > > > On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:09:11 +0000 > > James William Dumay <i386@××××××××.org> wrote: > > > > > These are some ideas we want to share with you guys at g-d-r. > > > > > > dams, since you felt this was more of a gdr thing, then I could get > > > the thread moved to g-d-r mailing list... > > > > > > These are ideas that are flying around and are by no means static. > > > > > > > I don't think we should alter a _default_ system like this, but this > > would indeed be interesting for livecds or demo cds like we our special > > fosdem edition we made. > > > I think we agree on the fact that we don't want to change the default system. > > The idea presented is "the same old thing" as would say foser :) > > Now I'm aware of that, and I suggest that we could discuss on the concept, > rather on this particular implementation : maybe it would be good (tm) to have > a real official project that try to implement an official "total customized" > version of existing ebuilds. > > The idea is just that if they are already guys that want to develop it, and if > there is a need, then why not discuss of it and try to handle it the best we > can? > > My opinion is that there is a need for "heavily customized" gentoo. Like > pyrania says in another mail, it can be usefull for demos/livecd. It can also > be usefull for users that want a desktop that installs quickly. > > The gentoo installation is difficult, but not that long actually. If you could > emerge a set of packages that ensure you a polished desktop, I'm sure we would > gain a lot of users, especially in the redhat/mdk market. > > But if there is no real need or motivation, then there is nothing to discuss > about :) > > > PS : about the installation, what is the status of the new installation > project? > > > -- > dams > > -- > gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list >
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