Re: [wmii] 9ubuntu?

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:05:05 +0100

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 12:41:52PM +0100, Mathieu L. wrote:
> I'm not sure why you picked ubuntu but you might just want to start
> from a minimalistic source based distro like sourcemage.

I picked ubuntu for several reasons:
- it feels like debian
- it has the best hardware support out of the box (because it
  comes packed with restricted aka non-free packages by default)
- it has a big user-/developer base which does most of the ugly job
  (reporting bugs, updating packages)
- it takes no user interaction to boot into a usable system
- it takes several mouse clicks to install a fresh system

For me the more important thing is that each ubuntu flavor is a
livecd which is nearly the same as the system you install onto
the harddisk, hence I can even use the system during install
already, or install it if I got a new harddisk or if there is
some sparetime to do it...

And I think the effort to master a special ubuntu flavor is
rather minimal, because one only needs to change those parts
which are interesting for us (basically the packages which come
packed by default).

What is missing at the moment are:

- officially supported Debian/Ubuntu packages for plan9port
  (for simplicitie's sake I vote for a single big package)
- dwm-desktop package
- wmii-desktop package
- plan9port-desktop package (maybe with 9wm)

So the work on 9ubuntu would be to create those packages and
maintaining a different mastering script.


 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Wed Mar 14 2007 - 13:05:05 UTC

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