I leave the project

Dan Osterrath Dan.Osterrath at gmx.de
Wed Jul 7 13:05:36 PDT 2004


Am Mittwoch, 7. Juli 2004 21:43 schrieb Matthias Benkmann:
> > > > And, why can't we have an lfs distro in addition to the original?
> > > Because source-based distros already exist, e.g. Gentoo.
> > Not a reason for not having another (better) one. OTOH (e-)books 'bout
> > creating a linux system already exists, too, e.g. TLDP.
> But I think a distro in book form would only make sense if the
> longstanding idea of customized LFS-book were realized, i.e. if someone
> could pick the features he wants from a kind of "package manager" web form
> and would get a book that contains exactly those features. This book would
> give you the choice if you want to have i18n or not, for instance.
> Or you could choose if you want udev or traditional device nodes.
>
> But this is difficult, very difficult. The technical implementation would
> be quite easy but maintenance becomes a nightmare. You can see the kinds
> of problems when you look at how hints get out of sync with the book as
> they age.

But if someone (Alexander) is willing to do so, at least for i18n and hotplug,  
we should't chase him away. Other customizable parts could be assigned to 
others or simply stay out of the book until someone is willing to manage it.
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