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Re: [gNewSense-users] releases?

From: Paul O'Malley
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] releases?
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 21:38:01 +0000
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Vim Visual wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question for B Brazil and P. O'Malley...
only one?
There are several answers to the points raised below and mostly they are
opinions, so they are opinions that can change over time, should other
information influence them.
> How regularly are you going to release gNewSense? Is it planned on a 6
> months schedule? 
Unless we get more hands on deck that can do what Brian wants done we
are not going to be able to track their 6 month cycle.
There are things that need doing and some of them are getting done at
the moment. When we have enough hands to consider more work we can
consider it then.

How long will be releases supported? Are you going to
> keep the link to Ubuntu or change that? 
Support time will be more than likely as long as upstream supports where
we forked from. Given what is upstream I guess the link stays until
there is momentum to do something else. Right now I do not see that
being the case.

Both situations have advantages, but we will have to see what we think
over time. If you were to ask what are the key performance indicators
for this situation, we don't have any, so it is static for now.

> There are also other very
> interesting and promising distros flying in the air, like Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD ... that would fix the GNU/Linux's linux's Linus problem
> :)
I don't see what this kernel solves from a freedom perspective.
As another interesting aside one should keep in mind where the whole
"open" solaris gig could go, and how it could get advantage. This is
really interesting given what has happened to Java.
Not our issue.
> I'm just curious because I like gnome as a Desktop and am looking
> forward to seeing 2.16 on gNewSense... and Ubuntu is out of question
> in my case
It will more than likely be after 2.16 before a new version of gnome
gets into gNewSense.
> PS: Regarding the long discussion on mp3 -- As I can see from the
> pages of OpenBSD (you know that Theo de Raadt is a freedom defender)
> you CAN reproduce mp3 files but CANNOT encode into mp3. That's the
> only point.
Our view is that we are not going to do that. We see it as a problem,
and not one for us to solve. We have other items to look after.

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