|Question 1.1||Before I even consider the SEUL project, how will SEUL software be licenced?|
|Question 2.1||What is SEUL?|
The SEUL distribution is intended to be easy to install, configure, and use, as well as provide the facilities for all manners of uses of Linux, such as network support, productivity applications, and games.
Why is SEUL needed?
SEUL is intended to allow these users to use Linux, without all of the difficulties and hastles that have always been part of running Linux, thus causing increased usage and development (free and commercial) for the system and an overall improvement of the Linux system and related resources. Of course, the fallout is that experienced users may find the utilities and applications developed to be useful as well.
What is so hard about Linux?
|Question 3.1||Who is the SEUL User?|
Home users have varying levels of computer proficiency. SEUL will be able to support both those users at the level of lowest proficiency, to those at the highest levels. At the lowest level, SEUL will perform all system administration tasks that the home user would desire, including:
Why would these users want to use SEUL?
If a user does not have to perform the management routines of their operating system, but instead may be productive in their normal routines by being able to just run their normal applications, they are more likely to use the operating system. Combined with the fact that Linux is free and many free applications may be run on the system (as many applications as a normal home user may want) SEUL starts becoming attractive.
How can these users be convinced to use SEUL? Question 3.4
Why should these users be targetted?
Additionally, if more home users start using Linux, more of these users would push to see Linux in the workplace and other places they would be inclined to use computers, again causing benefit to all users of Linux.
What use is SEUL to experienced Linux users? Question 3.6
What platforms do the users use?
|Question 4.1||What is wrong with what exists?|
|Question 4.2||How can installation be improved?|
|Question 4.3||How can configuration be improved?|
|Question 4.4||How can help be improved?|
|Question 5.1||Why have a distribution instead of just writing more and better utilities and applications?|
|Question 5.2||Why not base SEUL on another distribution?|
|Question 5.3||How will SEUL be distributed?|Question 5.4
How will the software be packaged? Question 5.5
When will SEUL be released?
|Question 6.1||What functionalities do we want to provide?|
|Question 6.2||What tools do we use/develop to provide those functions?|
The installation/configuration and Help both need to be created and thus several tools need to be developped towards these ends. The exact tools will be discussed in the various development groups.
Of course, any program which increases the useability, breadth of application, or in other words betters the product will be included. There is a lot of room for creative thinking here. There will always be a need for inovative programmers to improve the distribution (all Linux distributions, really.)
What language will SEUL be written in?
|Question 6.4||What applications and utilities will be included?|Question 6.5
Why not just include everything?
In what format will the software be distributed? Question 6.7
What is so hard about compiling programs?
These problems may not be that important to experienced Linux users, those who have experience in compiling software. The problems are formidable to those with less, or no, experience. Since SEUL is intended to be simple to use the user should not have to worry about the compile problems.
What is so hard about compiling the Kernel?
|Question 7.1||What hardware platforms will SEUL support?|Question 7.2
Why support networked machines? Question 7.3
Why support standalone machines?
|Question 8.1||Who can be involved in SEUL?|Question 8.2
What about other projects and initiatives, can they be
involved? Question 8.3
Are there any initiatives to work with other groups? Question 8.4
Are there any initiatives to share the SEUL efforts with
other distributions? Question 8.5
Just who is coordinating SEUL development?
|Question 9.1||What are development groups?|Question 9.2
What are the development groups?
|Question 9.3||Who are heading the development groups?|
|Question 9.4||How can I join one of these groups?|
If you have a sugestion of a development group to add, or would like to join a group for which a development head is not listed, contact Erik Walthinsen (email@example.com). To see the progress of the groups see "Appendix A. Sources and Resources" below.
|Question 10.1||How will SEUL be marketed?|
|Question 10.2||How can people be convinced to use Linux?|
|Question 10.3||What about the myths regarding Linux. How might they be dispelled?|
|Question 10.4||When will SEUL be released to the general public?|
|Question 11.1||Is there a SEUL website?|Question 11.2
Is there a SEUL mailing list?
subscribe seul-project firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any IRC meetings?
Currently there is only one IRC group. This is a channel at which the various group leaders meet.
This group meets daily to discuss the current state of events, as well as whichever random topics come up. For the last two weeks, our meetings have broken the 2hr mark consistently. We will likely continue to meet daily as is possible for the life of project, though hopefully not for 2hrs every day. :)
Are there other faqs? Question 11.5
Is there anyone I can email for more information?
General discussion: seul-projects mailing list (see above)
Web site: Omega (email@example.com) SEUL-faq questions: Ken Duck (firstname.lastname@example.org)