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The Philosophy of the Flavorizer

SkinnyDebbie is what I am calling a “distribution flavorizer”–a set of scripts and small packages will configure a standard Linux distribution (a Debian Network Install in this case) to match a given target “flavor”, using as much as possible the packages that are already part of and maintained by that distribution.

Why make SkinnyDebbie a “flavorizer” instead building an independent distribution? Simple: a “flavorizer” approach lets SkinnyDebbie be 98% pure Debian, and that lets users benefit directly from the security updates, miscellaneous improvements, and community support of a major distribution.

flavorizers.1250181300.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009-08-13 16:35 by mithat