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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense three years on

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense three years on
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 15:51:57 +0930

On Wed, 06 May 2009 20:31:37 +0100
Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> > Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - schreef:
> >> So where to now?
> >>
> >> Brian and I had a chat about this. We feel that we have brought
> >> this project as far as we can. We would like others to take the
> >> reigns. The primary concern to the person or people who want to
> >> take over is Software Freedom, pure and simple.
> > 
> > Does that mean you guys are leaving the project or just going to
> > play a less prominent role?
> depends on what happens next
> > Can you explain a bit what it means to fill one or both roles? That
> > way people can see if they have the time and the skills that are
> > needed and if they are interested.
> > 
> "community leader"
> "person to handle code"

I guess as a person who handles the code, I may as well put in some
comments here.

> now what
> if someone has the skills and wanted to take this project to
> downstream debian (given what has happened on the mipssel side)

This is being discussed (so far off list only, as its an 'out there'

> or keep x86 from Ubuntu
> and do other arches from Debian or some such

This is the short term plan.

> or build a full new distro

Oh, to have time available to run *two* distributions ;)

> do this last one I will give a much shortened version of what needs
> to be done
> create a source tree
> build a base system
> then expand that system to have its own build of gcc and other things
> to make a toolchain
> then you would build a full set of packages
> then you would package them
> (if you want to have sane real life users)

Or you don't bother, and call it LFS :)

(trim lat bit)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
No, I won't join your social networking group

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