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What is the criteria for having a particular distro included in the ‘Your Disto’ section? I only ask because I see that Yoper is in there and yet I’d think ...
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- 08-09-2005 #1
Distros in 'Your Distro' section
What is the criteria for having a particular distro included in the ‘Your Disto’ section? I only ask because I see that Yoper is in there and yet I’d think that Ubuntu, Arch and Vector (to name a few) are as popular. Not that I’m having a go at Yoper in any way
- 08-09-2005 #2
Jason has answered this question before. Here's a quote from another thread, that one asked about adding Arch Linux:
Originally Posted by Jason Lambert
- 08-10-2005 #3
Ubuntu is a form of Debian.
Vector is a form of Slackware.
So people with those distros could post in the approriate forum.
- 08-10-2005 #4
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- arch linux
Yeah, the "which distros to make forums for?" is always a tuffy, because you can get too many distro forums going. I frequent one board that must have 50 different distros listed. It's a bit overwhelming, really.
Still, I understand why people would like to see certain distros have their own forum.
- 08-10-2005 #5
- 08-10-2005 #6Originally Posted by budman7
J has said before he would love to have more sections for other distros, he simply can't do it yet.
- 08-10-2005 #7Originally Posted by techieMoe
Not to contradict or agree with your post, just more info.
- 08-11-2005 #8
Maybe have Debian/Ubuntu/Arch and wrap the three into one?
- 08-12-2005 #9
I think already the Debian section is to provide support for all debian based distros (especially since almost everything except ubuntu is compatible with debian repositories, and even then, you could get most of ubuntu-backports to work with debian)
Yoper is not only a distro and development team that we are close with, but is a unique distro, Linux has seen a similar 'retro' type throwback that most of american pop culture has seen. The 'rising stars' are revived and revitalized versions of proven distros. The best example of this being the ubuntu-debian relationship. I don't want to start a flame war by going into it too much, but in short ubutu was able to clone a solid and stable system, throw some corporate backing in and build a very user friendly version of debian. having spent time in both, I will say that under the hood, ubuntu is not much different. Mostly incorporating lots of default settings and less questions from debconf.
In short, anyone running ubuntu could ask 98% if their questions to a debian guru, and even if the guru gave them the debian answer, it would work. (the obvious exception being some repository choices and package names)
While a new ubuntu user might not be certain of where to ask his/her question at first, reading the forum descriptions or ubuntu main page quickly reveals where to look.
While we are anxiously awaiting the upgrade, it seems that some almost want yoper bumped for ubuntu or something. In reality it would just make it tougher for new ubutu users to get solid answers from the debian power users who might frequent the debian forums.
- 08-12-2005 #10
I agree. All Debian-based distros can and should (IMO) fit into the existing "Debian-based" section of the forum.