ALFS Status: Past and future [was Re: new guy, newbie questions.]
djn at daimi.au.dk
Tue Jan 22 07:27:16 PST 2002
Got my vote...
/me heads for cover!
On 22/01/02 10.18, Arthur H. Johnson II wrote:
> Here is a question that may get me in trouble, but what about using nALFS
> for the standard? It seems stable enough.
> /me ducks...
> On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee wrote:
> > Yo,
> > On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 08:33:51PM +0000, Mark Ellis wrote:
> > > More fun that way :) And seriously often a better source of ideas,
> > > though at some point you obviously need some form of agreement or you
> > > won't get anywhere.
> > Exactly. We have to agree on something official. If we can't agree,
> > i'm going to have to make choice on what i consider "best" and recommend
> > that to Gerard and see how that goes.
> > Guys, just keep in mind, just because i go a certain way right now, does
> > not mean it can't change in the future or it won't. I Just don't plan
> > on spending the next two years the way ALFS has spend the last two.
> > [and it's not like i'm activilly ignoring everyone.. at least i hope
> > not, that isn't what i'm trying todo, i will listen to everyone's ideas
> > and try my best to be honest and fair, but i plan on getting an initial
> > specification done and released in a few weeks]
> > [btw, there are ways to add you're own ideas to a profile, without
> > breaking compability, i'll mention this soon]
> > > I still think this has been the issue of limited time from a small
> > > number of people. A lot of good ideas have appeared here, and a lot of
> > > them have been taken on in principle, just that no one has had time to
> > > actually do anything with them yet.
> > True, not to mention the fact that a few people left.. but anyways.
> > > Do you mean the _really_ old syntax or the new stuff ? Are you thinking
> > > of going somewhere else entirely ?
> > Ok.
> > Let's make a few definitions here.
> > The Prototype Profile Syntax was the original initial "real-world"
> > syntax that was designed and used by mostly Bryan Dumm, Gerard Beekmans
> > and Myself. This syntax, even though it was only suppose to be a
> > "proof-of-concept" was the only option untill 6 months ago when i
> > started working on a newer, stream-lined syntax.
> > I'm talking about http://linuxfromscratch.org/~highos/ADG/
> > I can't speak for the changes Neven has made to the syntax, as i do know
> > he did make quite a few... some i like alot, again, this is something
> > for another thread that i will start, along with a few new ideas i have.
> Arthur H. Johnson II
> The Linux Box
> arthur at linuxbox.nu
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