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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Make MIPS gNewSense from Debian packages?

From: Graziano Sorbaioli
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Make MIPS gNewSense from Debian packages?
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:27:39 +0100
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Danny Clark wrote:
> Richard M Stallman wrote:
>> Robert Millan is arguing that it is ok to make the MIPS version of
>> gNewSense from Debian packages, even while continuing to make the x86
>> version of gNewSense from Ubuntu packages.  He argues that they are
>> sufficiently similar that users won't find the difference surprising
>> or annoying.
>> What do you think?
> I think we should have gNewSense/d(ebian) and gNewSense/u(buntu) (or
> some other naming scheme, haven't thought about that one a lot), and let
> people choose if they want to use a 100% free variant of Debian or Ubuntu.
> If we do base the MIPS port on Debian, I see no reason other than
> possible lack of manpower why we wouldn't want to have all of the below
> (although it's mostly scriptable, so once the coding is done it wouldn't
> take a whole lot more man-hours):
> * gNewSense/d for mipsel (possibly with some additional
> optimized-for-loongson 2f packages)
> * gNewSense/d for x86_32 (i386)
> * gNewSense/d for x86_64 (amd64)
> * gNewSense/u for x86_32 (i386)
> * gNewSense/u for x86_64 (amd64)

Is there some reason we should duplicate x86_32 and x86_64 architectures?

Why don't we have only the debian ones?

Most people I know of feel more comfortable with debian than with ubuntu.

And as someone already said, from a beginner point of view there are not
so many differences imho.
Newbie users watch to the desktop enviroment and gui (gnome for both
debian and ubuntu).

What do you think?

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