Smolt profiles distro hardware use

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Aug 9 13:02:45 UTC 2007


Novell has agreed to package Smolt and make it available in their 
repository for their next release, 10.3 though they aren't using it in 
their installer. Still in discussions with Mandriva. If you have 
contacts in other distributions, you can drop them a mail about Smolt 
and CC me in the discussions.

"When Fedora 7 was released, one of its standout features was Smolt, an 
opt-in program for collecting data about users' hardware. Since then, 
Smolt has provided a publicly available snapshot of systems running 
Fedora, and is in the process of being ported to other distributions. 
With features being rapidly added, Smolt has the potential to offer an 
unprecedented wealth of information, and to aid in quality assurance, 
tech support, and advocacy, not only for Fedora, but for GNU/Linux in 


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