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Re: [H-source-users] Introduction

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [H-source-users] Introduction
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:40:35 -0400

On Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:27:16 +0200 Ian wrote:
> - the only regular code maintenance required is updating the list of 
> operating systems

i noticed that in the client also - the server's whitelist is the
first thing i would like to see - trisquel7 is the newest
trisquel supported by the client

there is little reason to distinguish between releases - the
libre linux modules do not change very often - if some hardware
works with trisquel7, it almost certainly works with any later
release - if some hardware is indicated as working with
trisquel7, all that really signifies is when the entry was
added; and it gives the false impression that it _only_ works
with trisquel7 - specifying specific releases, is probably
less helpful than a single option for each distro - in that case,
the whitelist would only need attention when a new distro is
endorsed, not every time one of them has a new release

its another good reason _not_ to have a whitelist; but to allow
any distro string submitted by the client - perhaps the web
interface could use the whitelist, only to populate an options
selector - alternatively, we could ensure that all FSDG distros
distribute h-client, and insist that it is the only way to
interact with the database - that could alleviate the spam
problem significantly; and the whitelist (if there is one) would
only need to be maintained in the client

but again, i dont think there should be any whitelist - the only
value of it, is to promote FSDG distros and discourage (indeed
forbid) others - but in that case, debian should not be an option

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