A new aproach
lfs-portugal at netcabo.pt
Tue Sep 24 09:03:50 PDT 2002
with this post i do not want to start a new war on this group, but simply
give a opinion about this project.
first, i want to say that this is a good project and i would like to
congratulate everyone that ever contributed to it. the use of xml files in
a simple program is very different from using scripts. it shows the desire
from evolution to a more complex, but yet intuitive and powerful as xml,
system. i think that the main issue here is to build a lfs system from
scratch, by reading the book and working some aspects on the profiles so
that the system builds by itself. and not only copy and pasting the book to
following this idea, i would like to see in the future a new aproach to the
ALFS program, being ALFS as:
- ALFS itself;
continuing doing an automated lfs build.
- A book reader;
having the possibility of being possible to read the book while the
system is being built.
- A book editor;
using the capabilities of vim.
- A lfs system files editor;
same as the book editor, but to write and edit the config files needed
by the system.
- Part of lfs;
being instaled on the lfs book (this may be an optional program) as the
official editor/reader of the book.
- A blfs editor / installer;
a blfs ALFS. a graphical frontend (qt/gtk?) for the ALFS.
another important subject is the lfs.dtd . it should be a standard dtd for
the lfs project, and being used by the lfs/blfs book and ALFS. the project
needs to create his standards. details as program dependencies and book
translations could be easily integrated in the project.
These are the features that i think the future ALFS should contain. i have
taken in account some of the thoughts brought up here in the last days /
weeks :) and the hunger for evolution that the current "zeitgeist" on this
list has revealed. maybe some of them are a bit irrealist, maybe not ;).
please feel free to comment.
bye for now
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