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Re: Definition of NetBSD users
> Do we have (a|the) concise, strict, and documented definition of
> NetBSD users? If not, I'd propose to write down it so that we can
> discuss the design of things in NetBSD respecting each other.
> (Otherwise we'll keep confusing each other!)
> I think NetBSD user interface can be roughly categorized into these three:
> - Binary distribution
> - sysinst
> - pkg_add
> - admin commands
> - "SDK" (== comp.tgz)
> - build.sh
> - Source distribution
> - cvs
> - vi
> - make, cc, ...
> Note that we don't need source to build applications. Even kernel
> modules should be able to be built without source "in theory". (We've
> not reached there.)
> I think NetBSD users can be roughly categorized into these:
> - Server users
> - Desktop users
> - Embedded users
> - Researchers
> - Hobbyists
Let me add "Vendors of commercial software" here.
> (Based on , added "researchers".)
> For example server & desktop users are recommended to use binary
> distribution so that they can use the most reliable, stable one and
> benefit from binary updates, at the cost of a little redundancy
> (performance loss, memory consumption, module granularity, ...).
> While we aim to enhance binary distribution support, we should never
> lose internal source code quality for researchers and/or hobbyists.
> Note that these users are equally important!
>  http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-kern/2010/03/08/msg007485.html
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