Dear Redox Team,
I’m looking into this forum now since some months and it’s fabulous to see, how the community is growing and Redox is evolving. In my point of view, Redox is now at a point, where it needs a strong and common vision, how and in which direction it wants to develop. This community and with that Redox, has a potential to become an OS people want to use and participate to.
The time for this can’t be better chosen. The Operation System market will make again a big move in the next years. Microsoft is evolving his OS in a quit nice way, but collects in the same time so many data of it’s users, that no one can trust their OS or the Microsoft brand. Apple destroys the relationship to his old loyal customers in every way they can and loose their pc OS complete out of scope. Linux has a bad and complicated touch, even when this is now a days more a prejudice. But they often still fail to deliver a good and easy environment to their users, because they get lost in technical details which they are not hiding from the user (To explain this point a little more, Rust is the perfect example, it deliver C performance with a high-level API and with an easiness that everyone is loving. Linux isn’t able to do this step).
In this given environment, Redox has now the possibility to position itself as an alternative to the given operating systems. In my opinion the community needs now to define a vision what Redox should become in the future. This would align it’s capabilities and enables the community to develop towards it.
With this post I would try to start the dialog about a vision and hope that others see the same need than I am and join this discussion. For me Redox should have 3 main goals in his vision, which are:
- to install, use and add/change functionality
- Prevent system failures/hacks
- Give the user easily full control which data are collected to support the redox project
- Get the work done, with fast performance and nice tools
(I will further update these vision with points provided by the community to have a fast overview of the actual state.)
Please comment to my post and share your idea about a vision and how it should look like.