On 27/08/2019 23:17, A. Wilcox wrote:
I'm collecting comments here from non-email sources, with citations
Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@):
"It all looks good so far."
(#Adelie IRC, 2019-08-28 00:04 CDT)
Laurent Bercot (skarnet@):
"It's a good document. It's useful."
(#Adelie IRC, 2019-08-28 18:07 CDT)
Alyx Wolcott (alyx@):
"This looks like a huge step forward for Adélie, especially for adoption
by a wider audience of users! ❤️"
Gavin Howard, author of POSIX bc(1), approved highly.
I spoke with a self-described "Charlie", Tambra Wilcox, last night.
After reading the spec she thought it was a great idea and covered most
of the things she feels is important. She however wanted to emphasise
that package selection is going to be important.
She specifically referenced the UI used by Windows, seen here:
and noted that we could have something similar, though not a nested
tree. Something like "KDE Games", "Multimedia", "Graphics and
This way, people can choose what packages matter to them.
This morning I spoke with Jeremy Rand of Namecoin, who had a good idea
re our question of offering non-libre firmware. We could offer it, with
a note that people with enhanced threat models (activists, medical
professionals, lawyers, etc) should not choose it. We could
additionally offer media that does not provide the option (compile-time
or such), for people who know they do not want it.
Actually, my preference would be to have such a warning on both the
download page and the installer itself. But that is more of an
implementation detail than something that goes in the vision document;
I'm just noting it here for later.
I will be integrating this feedback, along with Lee and Max's, this
evening. If anyone else has something to say, comment period ends in
one hour - there's still time :)
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux