My brain dump (i.e. our marketing plan)
katzj at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 00:59:28 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:57 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> IMHO, the HCL concept took a beating, in most all forms. The best idea
> is that some automagic might be nice. There are lots of lists of
> hardware by model in the distro that could be yanked into XML and thus
> into something pretty. But ye gods! don't let us do anything manual.
This was also the conclusion reached in the Fedora BOF at the Red Hat
Summit last week. I have "write up the stuff we said" as a todo item,
but the fact that I'm moving tomorrow has meant that I haven't gotten to
it yet :-)
I think this is probably a useful thing to put on the FC5Future page as
it's actually not _that_ complicated of a project. The hardest part is
the web side; the app to get the information is pretty simple between
kudzu and/or hal.
> > * Marketing via a LiveCD - developer's don't find this terribly
> > useful, but its a great marketing tool. Now, we need to leverage
> > pushing this towards being done.
> Oh, this is essential. Anyone who says it's not useful in many ways is
> not on this planet and should be ignored for this subject. ;-P
Also talked about this some. Live CDs are so a few years ago ;-)
Perhaps a more interesting path to go down (at least for official
re-distribution) is a Live DVD. That also includes the installer +
packages so you can kick off an install from it as well. That sounds
more compelling to me in a lot of ways.
fedora-livecd-list exists, jump on and propose some infrastructure for
the creation. At this point, I think the main thing is someone
volunteering to help get the effort going, provide a proof of concept
and then work to refine it.
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