LiveCD or No LiveCD?
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Feb 25 07:37:13 PST 2008
It has recently been suggested to me that the LFS LiveCD project be
killed. The main arguments for this are, essentially:
1) It is currently unmaintained
2) It removes the essential prerequisite of being able to configure a
3) It leads to less testing from other hosts
4) A seeming lack of community interest in contributing. Especially,
essential testing (and reports on the results of tests!) on varied
hardware does not seem to be taking place
As you may guess, I have mixed feelings about this. But after reflecting
on it a bit, my hesitancy to agree comes mostly from personal attachment
to the CD and perhaps not what is best for LFS.
At this point I need community input. I realize that many of you may use
and appreciate the CD, just as I do. But realistically, this project
will die of its own if it does not get some help. And if that happens,
then LFS would be better off removing the dead weight.
I have some energy and some ideas to put back into the project, but only
if I get some help with development and testing. I need to know two things:
* Does the community still want the LiveCD project? (Consider that a
couple of the arguments above imply that the LFS LiveCD by its nature is
degrading the quality of LFS)
* If so, is the community prepared to lend help in keeping it alive?
If the answer to both questions is not a solid yes, I'm afraid that
we'll have no choice but to kill the project.
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