ALFS Progress (was: Re: bash: ./configure: No such file or directory)
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jan 2 13:08:41 PST 2001
> better late than never... sorry, I was going through a 500 e-mail
I've backwashed too, so let me keep this short and to-the-point. Sorry if I
sound short with you or rude, I'm just going through serveral hundred emails
and I want to get them all done by today (else I'll be in more trouble later
> 1) Accessibility is necessity. Once the project reaches a certain
Agreed on and we all felt this as a pain. Current schedule is to have a real
ALFS website up a running by the end of this week. Along with a working
backend and profile. The backend should be avaiable in CVS at some point
> 2) Direction is a goal. If the project has no goal other than to
Bryan and I have talked about this a lot. During last weekend I was down in
Ohio to meet with Bryan in real life and we talked quite a bit about ALFS and
what direction it can go to. I'll leave that up to Bryan if he doesn't mind
writing something up. We think a like on this, he just has a better way of
putting it to words.
> 3) Divide and conquer. The ALFS should be split into coherent parts.
That was one of the first things we have discussed on this list.
Right now we have/will have lists for:
front-end (nothing's being coded yet on that end, so no mailinglist for it
back-end: alfs-backend at linuxfromscratch.org
IPC (interprocess communication): alfs-ipc at linuxfromscratch.org - list not
used yet, will be used soon now that we have working back-end (well mostly
More lists (groups) will follow as they 'materialize'
> Jesse, damnit, you've got leader oozing from you from what I've seen.
> Stop beating yourself up over this :)
I have not heard anything from Jesse on that one yet, perhaps I missed an
email from Jesse or Bryan or whatever's happening on that one. So without
offending Jesse I'm assuming "leadership" over the ALFS project again. I will
delegate this 'task' again to somebody as I delegated it to Jesse when ALFS
was started as soon as I've found a suitable person. I won't just 'hand out'
the ALFS leadership role to anybody. I need to know that person myself and
have had some dealings with that person. Bryan and I are there up front now
taking charge of ALFS and getting things rolling. Some day I will step down a
step or two because I expect to become rather busy in the future with non-LFS
work. We'll see about that, perhaps it won't be as busy as it looks. There
are only a few million factors that the 'business' depend on ;)
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