Yesterday when I started writing I wanted to be very negative about. This topic as Quoted above far as it's direction towards windows. As I started writing I realized it was a lack of direction. I don't understand why we need so much windows support. Is attracting people who are tired of windows what this distro needs? Or are we trying to attract people who might be interested in another OS? Or is it appealing to a small linux nich/group? I think our efforts would be very successful if it was a little better outlined as to where the focus should probably be. All I hear from most people that I bump into that are linux enthusiast. Why you using that distro. Fubar-untu is so much better/easier/slower/heavily supported. Either way Ubuntu has appealed to most people just switching over to linux cause of Supported devices and user support. I don't think so much effort should be pumped into windows development until we feel the os is structured and strong enough. To throw off the Na-sayers.Re: Build an OFFICIAL installer
by fanthom » 21 Apr 2011, 00:52
"Is the objective of Porteus to run as root? This is dangerous!"
Porteus 1.0 has guest account enabled by default.
waiting on first version of the installer
Boot:--------------------------Features, Beauty, Ease of installation, Size?
kernel:------------------------Features, size, compatability, ect....?
Package manager:----------on and on and on and on?
Gui Utilities:-----------------more and more and more??
Windows compatability:---- and so on.
Anyways I was thinking we should have a sub development board for each of these (I know I have missed some) with a sticky. That clearly defines what we are trying to accomplish goals/objectives a summary as the first post on that board. I think they should be open and subjective to changes. This isn't to put down development efforts, I just think it would be better to help align peoples efforts. Leave the guidelines up for debate. I don't believe we are writing the 10 commandments of Porteus. So that it can evolve.
Right now it seems like everyone does their own thing.
And the primary developers are waiting for the next great idea/tool/whatever.
I love how the live environment is so modular and plug&playish with the xzm's.
I hate that it seems like the only option is to emulate/migrate/be just like fill in the blank.
I love that I have an easy time compiling the tools I use from source.
I hate this lack of direction.
Why do so many people find success with "12 step programs". They have their steps and traditions.
If we have some clearly defined steps and traditions(aka objectives), we could conquer the world, and topple fubar-untu, Winblows 7.5, and kill the leopard.
That last line was to meant be kinda funny, but on a serious note lets get something started. Be our own source driven & Evolving O.S.