I am going to add this as a side note. Would moving to debian sid as a base vs slackware help in terms of getting more developers? accomplishing the goals we have set (gui installer etc) move up our popularity in distro rankings etc etc. Just a wild thought see what you guys think?
a better web2 main website would be a good thing to do before releasing 6. Ironing out the minor bugs,showing off vecs differences from other distros.
If you manage to attract developers from debian comunities to work on a vector-debian lightweight distro,it will be interesting to make a vector based off ubuntu or debian.Just look at how quickly linuxmint climbed the charts in therms of popularity,just by having some original ideas and cool looks ontop of a stable base.
I believe that it can be done,and it will definatelly attract new devs and users...but it should be done sepparatedly i think (other teams), but on one comunity. I actually believe that it would be interesting if it doesnt get in the way of vec-slack...and should keep vector's identity,but on another base and team. If there are two teams,both can help each other.That kind of interaction will help them both grow and would be very interesting to follow. There are not many debian based distros that are striving to be lightweight. I dont think that the new team needs to be big ,debian is a relatively stable base,but it does have its downsides-the reason i prefer vector or other slack-based distros.
Vec should be based on slack...but it will indeed be very interesting to see a version thats based on something else.It should have a different logo and name...but it must bear one identity,to bring fresh blood.
The idea of having two bases on a distro project is not new.I believe some other distros had recently did that,was it linuxmint?
I too think DW ranks are not realistic. I cant get it- why pclinuxos is on top.