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Quoting tomas@xxxxxxxxxx (2019-05-10 12:01:33)
> On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 11:45:06AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> [...]
> > It sounds like perhaps you would be interested in joining the Tinker 
> > team: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTinker
> Sorry to irrupt from the side, but... why didn't I know of that? 
> Thanks for the link, and for keeping up the "team" :-)

Because I am bad at promoting my projects :-/

The Tinker project was born during a journey through India by my partner 
and I: https://couchdesign.dk/india/

We were meeting Linux hackers all over India with a special interest in 
learning about desktop and distribution customizations - what was 
adapted and why. In Kerala we met Cherry, a NetBSD developer and 
electronics hacker who contrary to most others we met had little 
interest in specific looks and behaviour of a graphical desktop but 
instead asked into the options and quality of tinker tools available in 

I am no expert on electronics hacking myself, but want to help support 
different customization needs, so I formed the tinker project and 
drafted what I imagine could attract tinkeres - people wanting a system 
for tinkering with other systems or with the main system itself.

DebianTinker uses Boxer, a tool I am developing to help do Debian Pure 
(and dirty) Blends: Track package relationships and tweaks, more 
streamlined than doing it by hand but more flexible than making and 
using metapackages.

Boxer is used to develop these Debian Blends:

  * DebianParl - a system for individual parlamentarians,
    deployed as a pilot project in the European Parliament
  * DebianDesign - a system for various kinds of visual designers
  * DebianTinker - a system for hardware and software tinkeres
  * SolidBox - a system for non-technical use of semantic web service

Thanks for the interest. :-)

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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