r881 - html/trunk/alfs

jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Nov 17 17:39:40 PST 2004

Author: jhuntwork
Date: 2004-11-17 18:39:38 -0700 (Wed, 17 Nov 2004)
New Revision: 881

News item for the ALFS Team concerning its goals and direction.

Modified: html/trunk/alfs/news-2004.txt
--- html/trunk/alfs/news-2004.txt	2004-11-14 20:22:13 UTC (rev 880)
+++ html/trunk/alfs/news-2004.txt	2004-11-18 01:39:38 UTC (rev 881)
@@ -4,6 +4,17 @@
 Section: alfs
+Title: ALFS Direction
+Author: Jeremy Huntwork
+Date: 2004/11/16
+	<p>Greetings to the ALFS community! After some brief discussion, I'm putting forward three main areas I'd
+like to see the ALFS Team focus on at present:</p>
+	<p>1) We need to rebuild our mission statement or create one. Currently, the best thing I found is here: <a href="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/whatisalfs.html">http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/whatisalfs.html</a> Interestingly, that page mentions part of the purpose of ALFS is automated system administration, which I've never seen happen with our current tool.  So I think it would help us a great deal if we all had firmly in mind what ALFS is all about and what the LFS/BLFS community expects out of it. To do that we need to put it in writing. This is something that Kevin mentioned in his resignation post, but that we haven't really seen come about yet.  Let's make this our first priority as it will very much affect the direction we take.</p>
+	<p>2) After we have our mission statement in place and fully agreed upon, finalizing the feature set of our new tool and drafting it into a presentable form for the LFS community will be a much easier task.  Before we present anything to the LFS community, I'd like to see all ALFS Project members agree on the Features and Requirements Definition. Discussion and editing can take place on the wiki: <a href="http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/index.php?pagename=nALFS2Develpment">nALFS2 Development</a></p>
+	<p>3) Our current build tool, nALFS-1.2.4, needs to go into maintenance mode.  I believe it is mostly there already, however we need to spend a little time collecting all bugs into Bugzilla and get them marked and assigned so we can resolve any outstanding issues.  We can begin working on this one right away, as well.</p>
 Title: New ALFS Team Leader
 Author: Kevin P. Fleming
 Date: 2004/11/14

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