Great idea DM!!.. It will give you all more time to put releases together.Also with Debian it won`t wreck
anyones install as they upgrade.
LOL, it's Quaker's idea he actually had to convince me for a long time. Pablo was all for this too... I was still hoping one day we could become an official *buntu but I guess that with the latest ubuntu releases I reached the bottom of my patience.
I just had a thought... if this switch were to take place, would you then be working alogside the elive team? It could be benificial to both distros.
I did enjoy elive in the short amount of time that I used it, I just didn't appreciate their "donate-to-download" policy. Not sure if thats still the case anymore, but it left a bad taste in my mouth so I won't be trying it again.
Nope, there are 4 main things that keep me and the others away from Elive:
1) we don't think things the same way. Elive is a showcase of Enlightenment itself, and that's ok as idea, they have their goal: include in the distro anything E-related and show off Enlightenment. For us it's different: OpenGEU has the goal of making Enlightenment work for anybody easily at all costs! So we actually include gnome parts to complete the Desktop Environment, they'd never accept things like Geutheme, our powerful Themes Manager. And Geutheme is pur key feature to make the user feel no difference in his desktop experience of Enlightenment or Gnome apps!
2) Since we want Enlightenment to be user friendly, we code in that direction, DIRECTLY into the Enlightenment team! We believe things must be done from the roots, so we developed Ecomorph, Shellementary, a custom OpenGEU Wizard Page, Entrance, EStickies in elementary, Places and Trash module, EFM.... we developed tons of the Enlightenment features people enjoy today thinking they are just E features that where going to be there anyway no matter what! So other people include all those things in their distros and that's OK because we coded for Enlightenment, therefore they just include enlightenment... but a lot of people do not realize where certain things come from. Like the lapsus in where people thought that Thanatos from Elive was the author of Ecomorph, while it is Hannes J. from OpenGEU instead. Elive mainly codes things specifically for their distro and do not believe that E has to be easier, apparently. We cannot live with this.
3) The forceful donation thing is stressful. I never liked it, really.
4) Huge design personalities cannot live in the same distro when they have very different approaches: I'm a designer, Pablo is too and we work well together, I honestly don't fall in
love with the design implementations from the Elive Team but I do love the intentions and the ideas. That's why, I admit it, OpenGEU has always been Sunshine and Moonlight, like Elive day and night themes. But I do things way differently, you can see a huge difference in the style the moment you look at our distros!