Smolt, Open Implication
Posted Jul 19, 2007 16:59 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram
In reply to: Smolt, Open Implication
Parent article: Smolt, Open Invitation
Fedora folks are already talking to several distributions about Smolt and it has been described in detail many times including this news item. If you aren't yet aware, clicking on the first click would show you what you want to know. Maybe every announcement about it should include a short blurb but no harm done now.
Koji, the new build system in Fedora and has been used in the project internally in a slightly different form for several releases before being opened up and made public. Familiarity is important to those who work with the project and the build system does have several unique features which the project takes advantage of. It builds on existing software like Yum and mock. It is not the first one and probably wont be the last one. It is not specific to corporations to believe that they can get better value in starting a new project. Let the market decide.
The release announcement highlighting the ability to remix and do custom spins of Fedora was related to the tools like pungi, live cd tools and revisor rather than the build system. Slashdot just got that wrong.
See http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/05/31/remixing-fedora-7/ for details.
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