[RFC] Call for new team leader

Thomas Pegg thomasp at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Nov 10 06:34:59 PST 2004

Jamie Bennett wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote on 09 November 2004 18:55
>>On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 19:08 -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>>>For a variety of personal reasons (primarily due to the new business I
>>>started a few months ago), I am stepping down as the team leader of the
>>>ALFS project.
>>Well, since I haven't seen any response to this yet, I figured I might
>>as well offer myself for the job. :)  I'm willing to get more invovled.
> I think a clear idea of where the project is going should be the first 
> priority of any would-be ALFS leader. Are we going to stay in maintenance
> mode and just do bug fixes or is nALFS2 going to materialise? Obviously if
> nALFS2 is in the pipe works then we need to attract coders but from our
> last initial enthusiasm for nALFS2 showed, when it came to the coding 
> people went quiet. 
I would say nALFS2 should be started on.
> IMO another one of ALFS's biggest downfalls is, surprisingly the LFS 
> community itself. ALFS and more specifically nALFS should, IMO, be the 
> common tool used by _ALL_ LFS members who are testing LFS builds. It should
> go hand in hand with other tools such as svn as a requirement. It would
> make comparing builds from various people a whole lot easier if we used the
> same tool and the same profile.
> Lastly (honest!), I'd like to see auto-generation of the ALFS profiles from
> the book ala lfscmd. This could be done with XSLT or some other tool.
If this can be done well, then go for it. XSLT would be the best choice 
that's what it's designed for.
> I'm willing to get more involved as my work commitments have gone the 
> opposite way of Kevins and I actually have more time now :)
Does this mean we have another profile editor back now, maybe?
>>Jeremy Huntwork
> 	--	Jamie

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