Which Distro?

Vijay Vaidyanathan vvaidy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 19:28:52 CEST 2008

Hi Carsten ...

On Jul 16, 2008, at 6:14 AM, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> all are included. learn the one u like most - that solves the problem u want to
> solve best! stop thinking that we will only ver ship and support 1 widget set
> and then u have to learn that. you will be waiting a very long time. with FSO
> above you STILL will need to make a choice. back-end system functions are
> stuffed behind a dbus api. front end (widget set, toolkits whatever) is STILL
> your problem.

Thank you ... okay, I think I see what you are saying, but
regrettably, that confuses me even further, so let me rephrase mine
(and probably Dirk's) question.

Assuming that your aspirations for the phone are to create something
that is more than just a tinkertoy for a few systems nerds like me,
and that you are hoping to eventually (but in the near future) attract
widespread interest from end users fed up with current options, surely
you will have to support just a single supported UI and development
platform? Even developers of apps will want to code to one UI, one
toolkit etc to ensure their apps continue to work with new factory
released phones.

Unless you really don't aspire to make anything beyond phones for
systems techies, you will have to pick just one distro that the phone
will ship with, won't you? You surely cannot switch distros from time
to time, since your existing user and developer base will expect to
see some continuity.

So perhaps I can clarify: what distro do you intend to ship with to end users?

If it is ASU, and I must wait, thats just fine with me, but your
response above seems to contradict that.

I'd appreciate your helping us out here since I'm probably not the
only one confused ... what am I missing?

- VV

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