[RFC][CFV]: new BLFS profile maintainers needed

Thomas Pegg thomasp at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Apr 14 20:48:36 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 15:11, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Joachim Beckers wrote:
> > - there is no offcial BLFS profile (only a really old one from Vassili 
> > Dzuba)
> I have been hesitant to do this, but I think the time has come. I looked 
> at the BLFS profile in CVS, and it is very out-of-date. As the new ALFS 
> team leader, I think I must take some action here.
> Currently Thomas Pegg and Jamie Bennett maintain the official LFS 
> profile, and they have done a good job keeping up with the book (partly 
> because the book has become somewhat stagnant, but that will be changing 
> soon). I have no idea what the BLFS book change volume is like as I
It's a somewhat fast pace, but not impossible to keep up with.
> don't read those lists, but my instinct tells me that asking them to 
> also bring up-to-date and maintain the BLFS profile is too much :-)
Although you didn't ask me, but I am willing to help maintain it in
addition to the LFS profile.
> I'm officially asking for volunteers to become the BLFS profile 
> maintainers; I believe we should have at least two, although three or 
> four is OK as long as they can coordinate their efforts amongst 
> themselves. If we get enough volunteers, I will notify Vassili that they 
> are taking over the profile maintenance and that he should expect to see 
> the profile change dramatically very soon.
> The profile will need to be changed to work in a fashion more similar to 
> the existing LFS profile, but that is not a large change. Most of the 
> packages are out of date, and the chapter organization no longer matches 
> the book. In addition, when nALFS 1.3 ships (supporting DTD syntax 3.2),
Do have an ETA on when that will be??

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