A few months ago, I asked a set of questions on development mailing lists of a few GNU/Linux distributions. This resulted in very interesting discussions. As promised back then, all the answers from all distros I contacted can be read on the web or as an mbox file.
Also, Freedesktop.org kindly agreed to host a mailing list to ease discussions between distributions, and act as a central point of contact. You can subscribe, and post to distributions at lists dot freedesktop dot org.
This mailing list is for people involved (or interested) in the development of distributions. Questions that are on-topic are both technical and social/organizational issues, like:
- How do you achieve graphical boot in your distro? Do you use some kind of dependancy-based or events-based boot?
- How do you package both ruby 1.8, ruby 1.9 and jruby, or handle KDE vs KDE4?
- Do you use a system that gives a limited set of rights to new contributors?
Off-topic stuff obviously include trolling about which distribution is the best one, or user support.
Don’t hesitate to forward this announcement to all interested parties. Let’s make this mailing list something useful together!
Also, I really apologize for procastinating announcing this list for sooo long. I’m really good at procastinating interesting stuff, it seems.