Porteus Poolers (Give back in Time)
Posted: 15 Jan 2015, 00:35
From around September-October time been mulling this over. However having since found out that brokenman doesn't exist, makes the requested information all the more pertinent for me at least.
At the moment it's all over the place, and for a still relative newcomer, not easy to find. Apart from the HOWTOs, haven't found any one place on the forum where one can refer to for up-to-date information. It would be convenient if all the answers could be in one place.
So would like to float the somewhat utopian idea of a knowledge pool, a sub-section say of Community Effort, where those who wish can pool their knowledge, and learn from each other. Would have a format somewhat like Porteus Praisers, where questions would be the exception, rather than the rule. Would envisage affirmations, corrections of these and additions/explanations. Not HOWTOs, but how I do/did it, where someone might offer a better way etc.
If at any one time it's just a handful of people keeping the section going, IMHO it will be worth it.
Just only recently found out that brokenman doesn't exist in this context. So, doing some simple arithmetic: before there were three, but now there are only two, and two is a precarious number.fanthom wrote:You're looking for a ways to reduce your workload (sorry, didn't find a better word)?
Ahau left the project so Jay and me have to do approx 33% more work than before so the answer is yes - i'm trying to reduce workload wherever i can (or just 'do things smarter' like brokenman said). that's why i did not bother with proprietary drivers for rc1/rc2, we never provide language files before userland is frozen, LXDE->RazorQT merger comes handy (one DE less to maintain), etc...
The problem is that at the moment have no idea of what's being done or what is needed to keep the distro afloat. Just what's been gleaned so far:
Questions regardingbrokenman wrote:The operating system is modular. It consists of a kernel, an initrd, and the modules. The base modules 000, 001 and 002 are maintained by Fanthom. The desktops are separate. Maintenance involves compiling or downloading each slackware package individually, unpacking into a folder, running a cleanup script (different for each module) and then repacking it into a single module.
So the answer is actually yes, you can recompile Porteus totally but not as a single event. You need to compile the kernel, then the core, then the desktop modules. After that there is the addons such as printing, skype, browsers, video drivers etc.
- A Road Map
- Project Documentation
- Sources Listing
- Skills needed
- Programming skills
- Programming languages
Dare say a lot of us always have the odd hour to spare here and there, which could be dedicated to helping out. Devs could place sticky posts in this section, with requests for testing, troubleshooting, debugging, or maybe to read up on something very boring, in order to help work things out like say, udev rules, would be sacrifice one is prepared to make in return for high quality distro.