[vbox-dev] [PATCH] Add Sabayon Linux to distro listing

Fabio Erculiani lxnay at sabayon.org
Tue Feb 9 03:55:34 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:44 AM, François Revol <revol at free.fr> wrote:
> Le Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:21:23 +0100, Achim Hasenmueller a écrit :
>> Fabio,
>> our policy is to limit the number of separate guest OS types we show.
>> Especially in the Linux area, we have to be very careful to not
>> overwhelm
>> the user. For Sabayon, we already offer Gentoo which is a close
>> relative.

I understand Achim point here, but still... using the same source code
and patches doesn't mean that Sabayon == Gentoo, especially in respect
of shipped kernel config:
- Gentoo ebuilds don't offer Linux kernel binaries nor an OOTB way to
build a Linux kernel (genkernel needs kernel config anyway).
- Sabayon has several different kernels available (server, openvz,
desktop, and there will be more in future)
- Even if most pkgs don't diverge (like virtualbox-guest-additions),
others do. In addition, we offer a completely different binary package
manager called Entropy (if that matters).

Of couse, this is up to you, I was just interested in submitting the
patch because you might have liked it ;)
After all, there are both Debian and Ubuntu listed (probably for the
same kernel differences stated above in respect of Sabayon and Gentoo
-- and I can imagine, marketing reasons).

> It might be possible to add some more description to each entry, like
> "Gentoo and other Gentoo-based distributions, including Sabayon, ..."

This could be interesting.

> On the VM creation wizard, there is some room below the drop-downs...
> Or Tooltip maybe ?
> François.

Fabio Erculiani

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