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Re: tuxracer & chromium move to Extras



My strawman proposal does this.  Core and Extras are just two points on
the continuum.

M

On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 09:33, Tim Daly wrote:
> I'm of the considered opinion that defining "Core" and "Extras"
> was a bad idea. It makes the problem too binary. We should perhaps
> consider the issue as a tree and define several trees, each path
> being a possible install. 
> 
> Currently Core and Extras have become emotionally loaded political words
> and, as such, have lost any rational meaning.
> 
> We need, instead, to define a set of target endpoints (e.g. administrative
> assistant, programmer, grandmother, email-browser, luser, etc). Then 
> someone becomes the designated "maintainer" for the endpoint and their
> word is law. The maintainers can mark the packages with their badge
> and the build system can make a "grandmother core". This can be done
> downstream. The maintainers all report to a god-like figure (i'm 
> unavailable) similiar in role to a Linus. 
> 
> So the "newbie" maintainer can have tuxracer.
> The "sysadmin" maintainer can have the registry.
> The "free" maintainer can have religion.
> And we all can have peace. 
> 
> kumbuya.
> Tim Daly
> 



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