The success of rr4 and rr64 rest on differentiating the distro from all the others. Therefore, it is my thought that it should attract programmers as a bleeding edge type of environment--as in Ruby. So when someone does a google on ruby the first thing that pops up is rr4/rr64--as in ruby rails 4/64 dev environment. I know that this is going to start a real flame war--but there has been no input to this point. Just getting the train rolling here!
A couple of other ideas that would be popular is implementing the klik cgm concept for distros where rr4/rr64 needed immediate software installs outside the compile/programming environment. The cgm module concept could keep everyday aps separate from the portage programming environment--thus opening up an easier Gentoo install (rr4/rr64) to the neophytes so to speak while giving them access to over 100,000 programs like the Kanotix distro.
I tried this with Opera and Kbear. The latter couldn't be installed by Synaptic due to dependencies--but worked fine with klik (after disablling the Kanotix firewall). Opera installed in seconds. The nice part--you just get rid of the module (cgm) and that takes all the files off your system without destroying dependencies--since there are none.
The second idea, is to have rr4/rr64 use portage to support gui links to Red Hat databases like Oracle, Postgres and MySQL. Ruby on Rails could really help here!
Thus we would have rr4/rr64=Gentoo Gui Install + Klik + Ruby + Portage
Bleeding edge-state of the art distro!
Last edited by javabiz
on Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:18, edited 1 time in total.