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Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] pilgrim livecd work



On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, David Zeuthen wrote:

> > If OLPC is a "derived" from Redhat or Fedora Core distribution, I really 
> > do not see how this pertains to this list.
> 
> I think Rahul answered this already. I'll also note that this is not a
> kadishchi specific list (or at least that's my impression) and several
> people have asked me to specifically post my work here.

Yes.  In fact, I hounded David relentlessly for a couple of weeks to
publicize his work here, because I think it's excellent.

It's natural to be skeptical of new code, but bear these facts in mind:

1. PRIORITY.  

Kadischi is heavily reliant upon Anaconda.  Anaconda's functionally is a
large superset of Kadischi's.  Anaconda also has significant *business*
pressures on its roadmap.  Kadischi patches are, therefore, low priority
for Anaconda developers.

Pilgrim, on the other hand, performs *extremely* similar tasks for OLPC.  
OLPC must be imaged very simply, and very uniformly.  A Live CD/Live DVD 
is the same.

2. INSTALL FUNCTIONALITY.

If there's one place where Ubuntu has an *actual* lead on us, it's in 
their ability to install a Live CD directly to a system.  From what I've 
seen, we're closer to closing that gap with Pilgrim than we are with 
Kadischi.

3. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

I'd like to see the prominent developers on this list -- Chitlesh, Jasper, 
jdog, and others I've surely left out -- have commit access.  With 
Anaconda, that simply can't happen.  With Pilgrim, it might.

===

These three facts, in my mind, are reason enough to ask the Fedora Live CD
community to consider the benefits of Pilgrim.  If we want to develop the
two technologies side-by-side, that's fine too.  But this is the
fedora-livecd-list -- *not* the kadischi list.

--g

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