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    I've created a new project, called Gentoo Seeds [1]. The aim of the project
    is to create stage4 tarballs which can be used to 'seed' new boxes with
    ready-built Gentoo solutions.

    At the moment, we're working on a basic LAMP Server (which is why we're
    hanging out in #gentoo-php), and talking about following up with a LAMP
    Developer Desktop. If you'd like to help, we'd love to work with you.

    We'd more than welcome other people who want to create completely different
    seeds. We're doing LAMP because it's an obvious thing to seed; we hope that
    all sorts of seeds will appear down the road.

    Until we've gone through a few iterations and worked out the best way to
    create seeds, we're working in an overlay [2]. We certainly hope to bring
    the work into the main tree once things have settled down.


    Best regards,

    What is everyone's thoughts?
    Michael Larabel

  • #2
    I don't really get it... though I didn't read that link too much. It's basically going to offer a stage4 that is based on binaries instead of source code?

    Regardless, I know some who that would please. Maybe that would help bring more people to Gentoo.


    • #3
      Yeah basically offering them as binaries instead of source, and it sounds like it will come pre-configured for common setups.
      Michael Larabel


      • #4

        Well that's cool then. That's one common complaint from people who -want- to try Gentoo out. They just don't want to compile everything.

        Sounds like a good idea to me.