@strypey There's a couple angles to this:
1) It has an aesthetic specifically tuned for elementary OS. I find this reduces the mental switches I have to do. (DONE)
2) Better integration with decentralized web technologies (IN-PROGRESS though well on my way). Addresses the adoption hurdles of ones not already integrated with AppCenter (and equivalent) integrations.
3) Low-maintenance and high-reward navigation aids (IN-PROGRESS).
Does this help?
@alcinnz AppStream? Good question, no idea. Trisquel is based off #Ubuntu, and has everything Ubuntu has minus the non-free stuff, and with #Mate instead of #Unity/ #GNOME. I'm still using Trisquel 7, which was based off 14.04, but most folks are already on 8, based off 16.04. The devs are now working on 8, which will be based off 18.04, so that would be the release to target for possible inclusion (at least in the repo).
@alcinnz but basically, if Odysseus is 100% free code, and in the main Debian repo, it will drip through to Trisquel eventually. Once it's available for testing, it will be easier to make the case for making it the new default. I'm keen to have a test drive but I'll probably wait until I'm properly upgraded to 8.
@strypey Yes, Odysseus is 100% free software. I actively make sure of it!
And I'd be interested in getting it into Debian Main (I've already done much of the packaging work), any tips on who to contact?
@alcinnz again, good question. No idea. From what I understand the #Debian community are super keen to welcome new package maintainers, so I imagine there would be info on their website about who to email address, or what mailing list to join. I imagine there's a Debian IRC channel on FreeNode you could ask in?
@alcinnz oops! That should have read *9*, which will be based on 18.04. Probably that typo was obvious from context, but ...
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