On 30 May, 16:25, farksimm... at yahoo.com wrote:
I am creating a distro of Python to be licensed as GPL.... am
wondering, what would anyone suggest as to 3rd party modules being put
into it (non-commercial of course!)? I know I'd put MySQLdb into it at
the very least. Any suggestions?
What you put in it will depend on what it's for.
Which platforms will you support? Many Linux distros already provide
comprehensive package management systems, so developers on those would
probably be better off using the native package manager unless you're
offering something distinctive.
Does your distro target a particular developer community, such as web
developers, database developers or desktop developers? These
communities have very different requirements, but then again if you
target web developers do you include Turbo Gears, or Django or both?
Do you include an ORM and if so which one?
If you can clarify what you are trying to achieve, or what
defiiciencies in the existing distros that you're finding limiting
then that would realy help. Super-distros can definitely have a place.
In fact that's exactly what TurboGears is, but it has a very clear
mission statement and adds significant value of it's own. It also acts
as an add-on to the standard distro rather than an alternative and I
recommend you consider that strategy.