dr at jones.dk
Sun Jun 12 02:48:09 UTC 2011
On 11-06-12 at 01:06am, Bob Mottram wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:37:58 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:
> >Lets get organised or this will just be another project that meanders
> >all over the place for years, with various models of dysfunctional
> >output the only result.
> I agree. I have been running what might be described as a
> freedombox for about a year now - a Sheeva plug with a Debian
> installation. However, presently I can't recommend this to other
> people unless they have enough technical expertise and time to be
> able to install and configure a web server (which isn't that many
> people). The freedombox project should aim to make doing this as
> easy as installing a router.
People here have that expertise, I guess.
Would you be willing to share your setup, and point out what you spot
yourself as being weak points regarding usability by non-experts?
> My suggestions are:
> 1. Pick a hardware platform and stick to it, at least for an
> initial release. Various exotic platforms such as mobile phones and
> modified routers would be nice, but to begin with to avoid having to
> deal with a plethora of hardware variety just pick one and run with
> 2. Pick some packages. Take a vote on which ones are the most
> appropriate if necessary. If some things are presently unpackaged
> then delegate that work as needed.
> 3. Don't get too bogged down with "pure blends", etc. The people
> who will get the most benefit from freedombox have far less abstract
> 4. Aim to produce an initial release at the earliest possible date,
> then iterate.
Sounds good. As for packages to pick, how about you describe the
packages you have a year of experience using?
Who don't mind dirty crap short-term but insist on purity long-term.
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