smolt, hardware compatibility and package stats

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at
Tue Jun 26 00:31:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 17:41 -0400, Russell Harrison wrote:
> Doesn't knowing what's installed help determine what could be fighting
> with the hardware?  Seems like there are two data points to capture.
> What's installed (seems like a good feature for smolt) and what's
> actually used (which mugshot is collecting now).  What people are
> using has a social value.  What people have installed has more value
> for support and future planning.  I'm not saying the installed
> packages should have a high priority for smolt, but it should be on
> the road map, IMO. 

I actually think that we need to capture a small bit of that
information.  i.e. kernel, hal, pm-utils and whatnot.  But catching
everything?  Probably not really needed for hardware compat.  (Maybe
other things like NM, bluez-utils, etc.)

Just trying to keep the scope pretty small. :)


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