[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: similarities/differences between aims of gobun

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: similarities/differences between aims of gobunto and gnewsense
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 16:21:33 -0500

This is correct. The current plan for the gNewSense 2.0 release will
be to base off of Ubuntu Hardy.

Please understand that we say "Ubuntu" because we consider the
repository to be the same for all projects. We take a snapshot of the
entire repo (including XFCE and KDE packages) and then do removal and
PFV against it using Builder and various other scripts. Our
understanding is that the work of Gobuntu will, in time, cause the
non-free parts of Ubuntu to be identified and seperated at the package
level within the main Ubuntu repo.

Lack of manpower has been a signifigant factor in deciding the future
direction of gNewSense. For instance, we all recognize the importance
of adding Gnash and Gnash plugins to the distro, but doing that on
Dapper required a bump in several critical tools that we simply don't
have the manpower to manage, update and maintain. In the future, with
the development power there, we may create a community repo to break
away from being a simple "clone" of the LTS releases but to date we've
not been able to.

-Kevin Dean

On Nov 7, 2007 3:50 PM, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Karl Goetz wrote:
> > The text is not strictly true - gNewSense aims to base itself off Ubuntu
> > LTS releases. It just so happens theres only been one so far.
> Are you sure about this?  My understanding was that it's an issue of
> manpower, not policy.  I.E. if the verification work for Dapper were
> done, they would be willing to move on to Edgy (or another version).
> I'm CCing the gNewSense list for confirmation.
> Matt Flaschen
> _______________________________________________
> gNewSense-users mailing list
> address@hidden

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]