That's most important, I think. We're just few, though motivated, and can't even package and manage a whole ISO package set. So let's start of with something we have - Slackware - and then enhance it change it like we want it to have, trying to attract many people, but still keeping it KISS and clean. Then we can talk about the work intensive stuff, but that's not what we should focus on now.Akuna wrote:* At first start on a pretty simple base that we really enjoy working on together & see how it grows
Now only a clean, extensible and flexible base is important, which gives us still the possibility to go any way in the future. Wether a x86_64, Arm or whatever port, or a completely own package set, ...
Just start of with one of those LiveCDs and then add some others. I personally absolutely don't like it if you have to select which packages to install during the installation. That's just a simple package manager, although the installed package manager is much better suited for such tasks.Akuna wrote:* Aim to have a few installable LiveCDs each featuring a different DE, depending of our team members specific interests in developing these different medias. All these different DE should retain a common graphic signature as much as possible, without being necessarily as rigid as in Zenwalk.
But I don't think that you have to be as rigid as Zenwalk. I personally like the ideas of multiple package sets. A core one, on which you can put different DEs or like Akuna suggested multiple LiveCDs for different DEs.
I already have one. So if somebody knows how to get a bug with a suitable patch fixed in Slackware tell me. I didn't find a way by now.thenktor wrote:Just wanted to say, that there certainly will arise things that we have to change, because they won't get fixed upstream in Slackware.
I like that.thenktor wrote:I like the idea of being close to Slackware. But not at any price.
That's very important imo. We shouldn't overwork ourselves ending up burned out. We don't even know if people will like our distro, so the least we can have is fun.gapan wrote:I don't think we should care much about that. Our goal should be to create something we enjoy working on and using ourselves first.
Puh, got a long post. But I've also missed quite something the last days.