Split: Discussing the correct use of terminology

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    Brian Masinick

      @BitJam – great advice! Also thank you for further clarifying the correct use of the respin and the variant; this is also quite useful because several of the common terms we use are misused; I’m sure I have been guilty of inaccuracy in this regard many times, so I value the kind explanations and recommendations. Thanks again!

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      Brian Masinick

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      techore

        BTW, we run this line of code when we create an iso file:

        @bitjam, if I had an hour to pick your brain.. 🙂 Thank you! I will add this to my build process.

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        BitJam

          @bitjam, if I had an hour to pick your brain.. 🙂 Thank you! I will add this to my build process.

          I’m not always available but I am now. Ask. Best to start a new thread.

          @Brian Masinick. That is my understanding of the current usage. I may have originally argued for different meanings. Anyway, the key thing is separating out the two concepts.

          Context is worth 80 IQ points -- Alan Kay

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          MasterPythoner

            Since the new split discussion has been created , I summerize what @bitjam said earlier:

            Terminology:
            Respin:
            When someone manually modifies MX or antiX Linux and then creates a snapshot.

            Variant/Branch:
            When the build-iso tool is used to create a new Linux distribution “from scratch.” For example, MX Linux started as a variant of antiX Linux (which itself was originally a variant of Mepis).

            Differences:
            If the same packages are removed and added, the resulting respin and variant are the same.

            A variant is set up for independent development.
            A respin has to keep modifying the base distro for new releases.

            Recommendations:
            Respins are easier to make.
            To create your own distro, use the build-iso tool (as AV Linux did).
            Even if going the build-iso route, it’s recommended to first do a respin.

            correct me if I’m wrong

            #139483
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            techore

              @bitjam, spin and respin are synonymous, right?

              I was part of the Red Hat eco-system for a very long time. For example, we referred to the different variations or flavors of Fedora as spins. No distinction was made between being supported or unsupported by Red Hat.

              I prefer spin due to it only being four letters. 😀

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