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Great Debate #2

    • 563 posts
    December 31, 2013 2:15 PM PST

    What flavors of wattOS should we release?


    32 and 64 bit, Raspberry Pi, LXDE, Mate', other desktop types, etc...


    If you were king/queen of the wattOS world (which you all are) - then what would you maintain and want for distributions/versions...and more importantly, Why?


    Lets keep it strictly to desktop/architecture versions...there will be another debate topic about applications :)


    Happy New Year...biff

    • 105 posts
    January 1, 2014 2:41 AM PST

    Keep the 32 bit

    Keep the Pekwm of microwatt

    Keep your custom mate :)

    Keep the LXDE

    do a Pi :)

    look at deb and/or buntu

    • 92 posts
    January 1, 2014 2:27 PM PST

    Since the subject is R8 (and not R8.x generally), this king of wattOS decrees :


    First priority (flagship)

    32-bit wattOS, with LXDE or MATE (dev choice)

    32-bit microwatt

    Omit "big" applications, for post-install at user instigation

    Get a typically solid wattOS on whichever base

    Meet employment income needs  :-)


    Second priority (broaden range)


    Other desktop environments


    Third priority

    prep for the mid-year (or earlier) release

    RPi is a natural extension logically, but demand on dev is unknown

    Explore "everything included" .iso ; means DVD size