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Re: smolt, hardware compatibility and package stats





On 6/25/07, Christopher Blizzard <blizzard redhat com> wrote:
I would rather leave the packaging stuff up to the mugshot guys.  They
will add an interesting social aspect to it.  What I _am_ interested for
smolt, though, is hardware compatibility surveys.  I think that Mike and
I have discussed that in the past and we just never figured out how it
would work.  i.e. "does this laptop suspend with kernel X" which is
different than the data we collect now which doesn't really change with
time.  It's a new set of data related to hardware that we can build
entries with over time and be able to measure something important: how
good we do with our hardware support and specific releases.

Doesn't knowing what's installed help determine what could be fighting with the hardware?  Seems like there are two data points to capture.  What's installed (seems like a good feature for smolt) and what's actually used (which mugshot is collecting now).  What people are using has a social value.  What people have installed has more value for support and future planning.  I'm not saying the installed packages should have a high priority for smolt, but it should be on the road map, IMO.

Russell
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Russell Harrison
Systems Administrator -- Linux Desktops
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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