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RE:[OT] GentooLinux GNUstep Developer


From: Ian Jones
Subject: RE:[OT] GentooLinux GNUstep Developer
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 14:50:08 +0100

Hi,

I don't believe what you are saying about this being a chance for Gnustep to be 
used by more people than developers.
Gentoo seems to be aimed at higher level linux folks / developers than a lot of 
other distributions. I don't think it is really to be considered a user 
distribution? I agree that it would be great to get GNUstep easy to install and 
for people to try and use, but I'm not sure this distribution is the one that 
could put GNUstep infront of a large 'user' possible developer audience. Does 
Gentoo have a binary installation option or is it only a compile everything 
from scratch distro?

This is only my own personal opinion and I'm sure people will tell me if it's 
an incorrect one about gentoo, unfortunately I haven't tried it myself yet (did 
try to install it on a machine one but it was a laptop and the install failed). 
I wouldn't mind giving my time to such a thing but I would like whichever 
platform the time is dedicated to, to be a popular one or even one that is easy 
for people to install so that you could create more a system than just a distro 
with GNUstep on it with the potential to become popular, I guess I'm still 
wanting what LinuxSTEP was promised to be or maybe what SimplyGNUstep or 
whatever it's called these days is aiming for.

The qualities I'm looking for is a unix like base system which is minimal (one 
CD install or floppy boot and net install), only what is required to run 
GNUstep and a handful of fundamental unix tools inc gcc, must be easy to 
install and preferably have an existing and 'good' packagemanagement system. If 
someone knows of such a thing please let me know. :)

Regards,

Ian

NeXT <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The GentooLinux team currently finding developer/maintainer of GNUstep 
>> for Gentoo.

>They seemed unresponsive when I was using Gentoo, so I changed
distribution.
>I think helping the Debian GNUstep packages would have a larger effect.

That's your point of view ... Many people leave debian because Gentoo
packages are always 'up to date' 
and very easy to configure and use.

Moreover, the process of automatic compilation in Gentoo is a real success,
so Gnustep could be very easily maintained, installed directly from sources
.... So, without any problem of library and versions. (problems that I often
encountered on debian)

It think it could be a real chance to Gnustep to be more used by other
people than developpers.

Cheers

St├ęphane PERON





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