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    Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    We, the Automatix Team, are currently making several changes for Gutsy. I have already mentioned the technical changes, but I am also going to mention the non-technical ones as well. Our main goal for Gutsy is to improve our collaboration efforts between us, the Ubuntu devs, and the community. The way we are doing that is changing Automatix's purpose. Automatix was originally designed to be an installation script that would help get a user's Ubuntu install up and running. We believe that it is pointless to make it an alternative to methods already in Ubuntu. So starting with Gutsy, Automatix will now be used to fill in the holes in which Ubuntu cannot fill. We will work with the Ubuntu devs to get things that are in Automatix into Ubuntu, and as they get moved into Ubuntu they will be removed from Automatix. As things are removed from Automatix more will be added to Automatix, and eventually Ubuntu. This cycle will continue until users have decided that there is no longer a need for Automatix. A launchpad spec has been created for this plan which can be found here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubu...-collaboration

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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    This sounds very positive to me.

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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    looking forward to gutsy, and the new automatix
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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    it's more fun learning how to install certain things than having something do it for me.

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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    This sounds like a good step, glad to hear it. I applaud this idea.

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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    Now what will people find to complain about?

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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    Good news, albeit a bit late.
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    \o/
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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    Whatever, had enough pointless fighting to get to this. Anyway, I'm with Aysiu on this, if I know someone doesn't want trouble/work I'll recommend something like Mint (and documentation if they want). If I know they're a tweaker/techie, I'll just point them to proper documentation. I don't really see a middle ground needed, I guess that's me.
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    Re: Automatix, working with the Ubuntu devs and the community

    This is good news, but yes the core Ubuntu devs are already doing this same work. (Making codec and other installs user friendly, all from official repos.)

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