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Since we have been talking with many distributions now about them adopting Smolt. Mike McGrath has setup a neutral central site a while back as envisioned earlier after getting some feedback on that topic from other distributions which is available at . The Fedora specific branding also has been removed to help adoption.

Smolt client is available as part of the next release of OpenSUSE though not installed by default but they are considering doing so after the next release and Mandriva is still evaluating their options. Ubuntu folks haven’t been very responsive. Their similar hardware database has been non functional for quite sometime though. Hopefully through more prodding we can get them to adopt Smolt as a cross distribution solution and extend smolt to check for hardware compatibility, reviews, comments, collecting package lists etc. So far though despite repeated attempts to collaborate, we only have limited success. If you know decision makers in any distribution willing to look into this, do ping them.


Written by mether

September 29, 2007 at 8:49 pm

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  1. favicon

    The new site has a somewhat non-neutral fedora favicon …


    September 29, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    • Re: favicon

      Good nitpicking and we will look at that when distributions send us feedback.


      September 30, 2007 at 2:19 pm

  2. Ubuntu?

    Smolt already works on Deb/buntu and friends. All it needs is a little packaging TLC. The install script for it was even written with Deb/buntu in mind, so those guys have it easy 🙂


    October 1, 2007 at 2:19 am

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