[haiku] Re: Some minor suggestions to the Distro Guidelines.

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 08:05:36 -0700


Ryan Leavengood wrote:
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:34 AM, Michel Clasquin-Johnson
<clasqm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That sounded good the first time I read it. But do we really want to make it
that easy for any scipt kiddie to bring out his own distro?

I had the same exact thought process, both when reading Ben's email
and back when we first started the distro guidelines stuff. While it
sounds nice to make things easy, we really don't want to encourage
distros. So there is no motivation or good reason to take the time to
make it easy to swap out the trademarked images, etc.

My understanding (from the time I was an admin, back in 2007) was that a Linux-style proliferation of distros was not desired. If that has not changed, then the guidelines should reflect this stance by putting all the burden of distro making on the distro makers.

In other words, what your guidelines should say and how it says it must be a reflection of what your general strategy is with regards to distributions. You need clearly defined goals first, and only then can you draft something that meets those goals; unfortunately, it does not work the other way around.


Jorge/aka Koki

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