LiveCD or No LiveCD?

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Feb 25 07:37:13 PST 2008


Hello Everyone,

It has recently been suggested to me that the LFS LiveCD project be 
killed. The main arguments for this are, essentially:

1) It is currently unmaintained
2) It removes the essential prerequisite of being able to configure a 
Linux system
3) It leads to less testing from other hosts
4) A seeming lack of community interest in contributing. Especially, 
essential testing (and reports on the results of tests!) on varied 
hardware does not seem to be taking place

As you may guess, I have mixed feelings about this. But after reflecting 
on it a bit, my hesitancy to agree comes mostly from personal attachment 
to the CD and perhaps not what is best for LFS.

At this point I need community input. I realize that many of you may use 
and appreciate the CD, just as I do. But realistically, this project 
will die of its own if it does not get some help. And if that happens, 
then LFS would be better off removing the dead weight.

I have some energy and some ideas to put back into the project, but only 
if I get some help with development and testing. I need to know two things:

* Does the community still want the LiveCD project? (Consider that a 
couple of the arguments above imply that the LFS LiveCD by its nature is 
degrading the quality of LFS)

* If so, is the community prepared to lend help in keeping it alive?

If the answer to both questions is not a solid yes, I'm afraid that 
we'll have no choice but to kill the project.

--
JH




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