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Re: A GNU Distribution

From: Brandon Invergo
Subject: Re: A GNU Distribution
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:12:13 +0200

On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 10:43 -0700, Jason Self wrote:
> It seems to me that a GNU distribution should include and give preference to 
> GNU software whenever possible. That would include Evolution for example, 
> which 
> is part of GNOME, which is part of GNU and also Icecat, which is another GNU 
> package. That doesn't mean non-GNU things can't be available but it seems 
> wrong 
> for the GNU Operating System to not be using its own components by default.

That's a very good point. What I wrote was just the kind of things I was
thinking about for a hackable distribution but I got carried away and
failed to put it properly in the context of a GNU distribution! In that
case, one would, of course, absolutely focus on GNU software first. Of
course I'm quite happy with Gnome (writing this in Evolution now), and a
GNU source distribution running Gnome as its desktop would be an
enjoyable thing. 

Anyway, I guess there are bigger problems to solve at the moment such as
packaging and distribution than details like which particular software
packages to focus on...I shouldn't have brought that up.


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