Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Peyomp, May 20, 2008.
ugh, we do NOT need more distros.
Whatever. You missed the point entirely, if you read the page.
i read the page. they're saying how they don't like gentoo, but they're making their own gentoo from scratch.
Seems they should better-dedicate their efforts on something else. They blasted portage... and in the end, portage is what makes gentoo.... gentoo.
They want a better Gentoo. Whats wrong with that? The creators of Gentoo wanted a better something else. This is how it works. This is the beauty of FOSS. Which you hate.
i dont hate it, but there are way too many distros. stop running to start your own and work on what we have to make it proper.
I was just going by what you said... you said you hated FOSS some time ago.
Anyway, work on different distros are used on other distros. And we've finally arrived at the defacto 'just works' distro: Ubuntu. So I don't see anything wrong with a new one for particular reasons.
i never said i hated foss. i hate people that think foss is the answer to EVERY problem.
The problem is that those "better" features should be integrated into existing distros as options, instead of being forked off into entirely different distros. I'd love it if I could boot Kubuntu from the Live CS, install it and set it up just the way I wanted it, then have it analyze my specific hardware and recompile itself so it's optimized for the machine it's running on. That would be fantastic. But (as far as I know) I can't, because Gentoo and Kubuntu are largely incompatible with each other.
When you want to add new features, sometimes you fork, and then later merge. That way you don't break trunk.
That's great, but why does it take so damned long to merge again?
How long did it take to get Vista out? OS's are complex.