[Linux4christians] not Jesux
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:01:59 -0800
Linc Fessenden wrote:
>On 22 Jan 2002, Michael Martin wrote:
>>On Tue, 2002-01-22 at 01:56, Chris Moore wrote:
>>(Long body snipped...)
>>To keep it short, I like what you have proposed. As far as a distro
>>goes, why not just take the RedHat distro and customize it to fit our
>>I understand many don't use RedHat, (I only use RedHat on my laptop,
>>everything else I have is "LFS" http://www.linuxfromscratch.org) but
>>there is a whole lot of distro there to work with and customizing would
>>take some time but only in the details, the body of the work would be
>>ready for use as is.
>The nice thing about using RedHat as a base is that all the
>modifications/additions could be packaged in rpm's for easy installation!
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Actually... I just installed gentoo... and although it takes about 9
hours of compiling on my P3 800 to get a well configured system, the
packaging system is REALLY good and I have a noticably faster system
than under mandrake etc. Like I said, I am going to release it two
ways, one as a para-distro CD with all the sources etc. on it (sources
so that people with non-rpm distros/ nixes can make use of it as well)
and a distro that has it already applied...
I choose sources but all of them will be just a simple untar && cd pkg
&& ./configure && make && make install... or even perhaps a script that
just runs ./configure make makeinstall in the pkg's directory. I feel
this is the cleanest way to give people their choice to start. Later,
beside the source para-distro there can be one with the packages rpm'ed
or deb'ed or .tgz'ed (for slack) etc.
Anyways, for those of you interested in this project, I would like
feedback about the software to include.
Churches have offices, as do other Christians... so I think one central
piece of software to include is an office suite. Tell me your
preferences. Do you like Star office? koffice? some other one? or do you
prefer the "Unix way" (small tools doing their job best i.e. a text
editor to input data, a cmd-line spellchecker after, then some
formatting tool, and so on and so on.....)
What other software does a church/Christian need?
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