Server Flavors [Was: Re: Platform vs Product [Was: Re: Moving w3m out of standard]]

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Jun 24 03:28:50 UTC 2008

On Monday 23 June 2008 23:03, Luke L wrote:
> I did it again. Scott, sorry for the reply.

No problem.  You might consider a mail client that has a 'reply to list' 
feature.  I can recommen Kmail/Kontact.

> >> 3) This idea would benefit us greatest if the program (if the
> >> 'program' route were chosen) doing this were somehow cross-platform.
> >> This is not a requirement, but it would be handy.
> >
> > Package install and configuration is so unique that this will be unique
> > to Debian and derived distros.  There is no general solution to such a
> > problem and I'm pretty convinced one isn't feasible.
> When I said cross-platform, I meant the program that generates the
> custom ISO, though it seems you have more of the "FAI" and "configure
> IN Ubuntu" idea. In other words, a Windows user could download a
> program that takes the desired specs and creates an ISO to their
> liking so they can install it. However, I see your point, this should
> be more about automated, custom, easy to deploy UBUNTU centric
> software.

The answering the questions part of the process should be cross-platform.  My 
current intent is to steal <-<-<-<- leverage kirkland's VM configuration 
script to get me started so it'll be a javascript thing that should run in 
any browser.  That's the theory anyway.  No actual code has been harmed yet.

Scott K

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