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From John Kinsella <...@stratosec.co>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Getting CloudStack into the linux distros?
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:09:22 GMT
+1.

On Jan 10, 2013, at 7:58 AM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net>
 wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 09:07:05AM -0500, Chip Childers wrote:
>> Since packaging is a theme yet again (and we seem to be headed in a
>> direction that is useful for a distro packager), I wanted to raise the
>> idea of trying to work with various Linux distros to get CloudStack
>> into their official package repos.  I see the 4.1.0 release as being
>> the ideal release
>> 
>> I know that we have had various packagers represented on this list on
>> and off, and I suspect that there are quite a few lurkers hanging
>> around.
>> 
>> My question to the community is: does it make sense for the Apache
>> CloudStack community to reach out to various linux disto communities
>> and see if they would be willing to include the software (as well as
>> offer packaging help if needed)?
> 
> In my opinion yes, for a couple of reasons:
> 
> 1) Simplicity - we need easier ways to try and use CloudStack. Yes, you
> can add a repo, then walk through the additional steps to configure
> CloudStack, etc. already - but it could be *much* simpler. 
> 
> 2) Perception / marketing. Simply put, not being in the distros means
> lower visibility for CloudStack and a perception that it's not as
> mature/popular/stable/etc. as other solutions. 
> 
> 3) More eyeballs, more testing.
> 
> Best,
> 
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> http://dissociatedpress.net/
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> 

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