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[Gnumed-devel] Which Distribution - Living in the real word

From: richard terry
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Which Distribution - Living in the real word
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 08:32:24 +1000

I've tend to be pragmatic about such things, and having done much 
on-the-ground work in doctors surgies in IT, definately a realist.

Reality: As much as Debian is loved by the purists the reality is that most 
doc's use windows, and those venturing into Linux pick an easy  to install 
distribution like Mandrake or Redhat.

n Sunday 28 July 2002 11:22 pm, you wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jul 2002, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > Sure, Debian can be there but I certainly don't see the point
> > of focussing on it exclusively especially since at the moment
> > it is one of the least likely distributions to already reside
> > on a random doctor's desk machine (which doesn't mean it
> > wouldn't work for that task).
> true.
> I think that perhaps the project should focus on one linux distribution
> for now. And I think it should be debian given that if we develop on
> stable (woody) we will all at least be agreed on what dependencies
> thereare and and exactl that packages are needed.
> I've sent a note to Ian haywood to speak with me and give me a detailed
> list of that packages, apps are needed to get gnumed running from a clean
> desktop, and am awaiting his answer so I can write a more detailed How-to.
> As for various distribution support, I think windows would have to be the
> defacto standard to support for now, to at least let people see what the
> software is like, and then make the switch over to linux if they like it.
> I would like to hear from the others because I have not heard this
> discussed on the list.
> The other reason I think that one would want debian is that, we could
> include the whole installation on a disk, perhaps even stream line that,
> and once XFree, a reasonable WM, and Network card are working, all a
> doctor would need to do would be to type 'apt-get install debian-med'
> anyway, thanks for reading.
> G
> > Karsten
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