[Grml-devel] About the new grml direction
formorer at grml.org
Tue Dec 27 16:45:53 CET 2011
as announced on IRC some thoughts about the new grml direction.
For me grml was always an all purpose live cd for text users and zsh addicts.
I always knew I could just load a grml a I would have a more or less complete working
environment afterwards. On the other hand I was able to just use grml-small
if I needed a live cd just for booting and chrooting into the usual
environment (i.e. for restoring the bootloader) or use -small as a base for
my own customisations.
Unfortunatly these assumptions aren't valid anymore. IMHO it is not a good
idea to focus on rescue environments. GRML was known for two things: the
great collection of well prepared text tools and their release names. I don't
think focussing on release names as the only unique feature is a good idea.
There are rescue systems like ten a penny.
Also wasting 350 mb of space on a cd is a (imho) stupid thing.
I want my old grml-small and -full back. And as it seems I am not alone.
It is not my style to just whine. So what do I have to do to get my old grml
back? Yeah my time is limited, but anyhow I have to try. I don't want to lose
my beloved grml tool.
P.S. When was the decision of dropping all flavours but this 350 meg flavour
done? I didn't mentioned it until the release.
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