Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux
John G Heim
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Tue Apr 18 14:28:43 UTC 2017
Just fedora? Not vidora or something like that? Hey, if you guys end up
calling your distro vidora, I want credit. :-)
I look at the debate over whether it is better to have a distro for the
blind or to work on improving mainstream distros like the debate over
barley versus wheat beers. Personally, I prefer barley beers over any
and all wheat beers. But if someone wants to brew a wheat beer, it's
fine with me and I'd even help out if they asked. It's a matter of good
and better. In other words, my opinion is that even if you think it
would be better if these developers spent their time on mainstream
distros, we should all still recognize that what they are doing is
really helpful. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
On 04/18/2017 08:45 AM, Jude dDaShiell wrote:
> Last i read, both sonargnulinux and vinux were in the process of merging
> into Fedora and that first release was supposed to have happened
> sometime in April 2017 and would be called Fedora 26.0. What has
> happened since then I do not now know.
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> On Apr 18, 2017 at 6:32 AM, Tony Baechler <tony at baechler.net
> <mailto:tony at baechler.net>> wrote:
> Sorry for the late reply, but see comments below.
> On 3/16/2017 3:36 PM, Joel Roth wrote:
>> Eric Oyen wrote:
>>> ...we, as a community, don't have an actual unified distro
>>> to call our own. Sure, Vinux is a decent distro, but it's
>>> lacking a lot of useful features outside of accessibility.
> OK, but why do we, as a community, need a special distro? Yes, it's free
> software, so there is certainly nothing stopping you as long as you realize
> it's your pet distro along with the about 300 others on distrowatch.com
> <http://distrowatch.com>. I
> would much rather have a popular, mainstream distro which includes great
> accessibility like Debian and derivatives.
>> I'm not sure how things are at present, but in the past,
>> Debian has shown some commitment to supporting
>> accessibility, including at the installer level.
> Yes, Debian still supports accessibility. Every alpha release of D-I has
> accessibility features and fixes.
>> This is not the same as a special-purpose distribution, and
>> I think the pages were written some time ago. Still I would
>> think that some effort would be worthwhile, and would
>> benefit all Debian derivatives, which could include
>> a accessbility-centric distribution.
>> 1. https://wiki.debian.org/accessibility
>> 2. https://wiki.debian.org/accessibility#Debian_installer_accessibility
> These pages should be fairly current and are often updated by Debian
> developers like Samuel Thibault.
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