[Mageia-dev] Identifying Target Markets
omejean at yahoo.fr
Thu Oct 7 10:03:30 CEST 2010
Le jeudi 7 octobre 2010 02:14:03, Marc Paré a écrit :
> Le 2010-10-06 17:27, andré a écrit :
> > Hoyt Duff a écrit :
> >> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:11 PM,
> >> andré<andr55 at laposte.net> wrote:
> >>> So far in simplified terms, for the "education" target, we have focus
> >>> on school boards in US/Canada and Australia/New Zealand; focus on
> >>> regional gov'ts in Germany.
> > Here I mean focus in terms of promotion, not in terms of the content of
> > the DVD.
> >> Do you have a link to any Mandriva docs that detail how the package
> >> lists for different "targets" can be created and implemented?
> > In short, it would be part of creating the installation DVD.
> > Mandriva does not implement this function in a manner useful to our
> > purposes.
> > Let me explain.
> > There would be a number of install groups, (for want of a better
> > expression), all on the same DVD.
> > Each group will have a list of packages to be installed, which could be
> > individually selected/deselected as desired.
> > This is similar to what is already available on a Mandriva install DVD,
> > with an important difference : install groups would not be mutually
> > exclusive.
> > In other words, the "education" group (targeting school needs), the
> > "young family" group (targeting families with young children), and the
> > "home office" group, would probably all contain, for example, a version
> > of OpenOffice (be it Go-oo, LibreOffice, or the officiel OpenOffice from
> > Oracle/Sun).
> > Currently, on a Mandriva installation DVD, each application is in only
> > one group.("Server" being one of their groups.)
> > Overlapping installation groups allows us to target many uses on the
> > same DVD.
> > We could consider a target as a usage focus.
> > Many users would have more than one focus -- for example, developers
> > would want various development tools, as well as maybe "home office" if
> > they are an independant consultant.
> > There also could be a multi-level tree. A global group for developers,
> > with a sub-group for packagers (RPM tools), another for C/C++, another
> > for Perl, etc.
> > Or for a potentially more common theme, a global group for education,
> > with sub-groups for "pre-school/kindergarten", "elementary",
> > "secondary", "post-secondary".
> > And these various subgroups would almost necessarily have overlaps.
> > The possibilities are only limited by our collective imaginations.
> > The more I think of this, I see an advantage of allowing the DVD
> > installer to access an external group file, (on a usb memory key for
> > example), for more flexibility on installation.
> > Especially useful to install the same software selection on a large
> > number of computers -- without creating a custom installation DVD.
> > Think of the potential :)
> > - André (andre999)
> Actually, Mandriva did do this, but on a smaller scale, when installing
> the ISO you got the the choice of desktop KDE, GNOME or personalized
> In the personalized section, you could still choose (in my case) the KDE
> but also any other "distro type" of pick that you wanted. It would make
> sense to offer the choices here. For example "Gamer"; "Business";
> "Music"; "Video"; "Education" etc. The users could, at this point,
> tailor the installation to one that would suit them best according to
> their needs. All on one DVD! No need to have multiple type of DVD's.
> This would be simple enough.
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