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Old 09-19-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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creating a distro based on slax


Hi
I am thinking of developing my own distro for developers especially for java and php developers. Am not sure where to start could u give me some tutorials. I am willing to endure the steep learning curve.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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Oh my...another distro...

What, these few hundred distros are not good enough for developers???

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:55 AM   #3
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Well we can never have too many. Having a variety is a good thing usually. Common guys help me out here
 
Old 09-20-2006, 06:01 AM   #4
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I have to be honest and disagree with you to some extent. Many would say that there certainly can be too many, as it leads to wasted effort which could have been spent making the more mainstream distros even better. I don't mean to dishearten you too much, but for myself I really cannot see what another distro would bring. You say you want to aim it at developers, but what would that bring that distros like slackware and debian don't already - they come with pretty much all of the development tools that are needed, so I can't see what the difference would be.

Why not contribute to some of these larger and well established distributions..?

Just my own thoughts.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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I have to be honest and disagree with you to some extent. Many would say that there certainly can be too many, as it leads to wasted effort which could have been spent making the more mainstream distros even better. I don't mean to dishearten you too much, but for myself I really cannot see what another distro would bring. You say you want to aim it at developers, but what would that bring that distros like slackware and debian don't already - they come with pretty much all of the development tools that are needed, so I can't see what the difference would be.

Why not contribute to some of these larger and well established distributions..?

Just my own thoughts.
Hi,

I agree with you to a point! I think a known distrubution can be customized to a user base by a user that is familair with the needs of the group. This target group would be better serviced by someone who is familair to the subjects at hand.

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but what would that bring that distros like slackware and debian don't already - they come with pretty much all of the development tools that are needed, so I can't see what the difference would be.
the trimming of either would help particular users. To customize either distribution would assist in the local installation. I think this type of work is contributing to the base distribution.

edit: change distro to distribution

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