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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] q4os

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 20:46:42 -0400
On Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:03:54 -0600
Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...> wrote:

> On 1 November 2014 14:00, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp <office@...> wrote:
> > Am Samstag, 1. November 2014 schrieb Robert Peters:
> >> FreeBSD sounds like a possibility (and no systemd).  Thinking of
> >> installing to see about running TDE in it.  But its boot image
> >> requires a MBR primary or GUID partition.  So I would have to back up
> >> my disk in order to convert to GUID partitioning...one thing leads to
> >> another...will consider it...Robert
> >
> > I'm already evaluating FreeBSD for my desktop. As far as I've come it's working at least as good as wheezy on older laptops (T60 / T61 / X60 - I don't have newer). At the moment I have XFCE and FVWM running, but it's definitly missing a good file manager like konqueror.
> >
> > I'm verry happy that François and Slávek put effort in getting TDE working on OpenBSD, so chances are I'll escape systemd :-)
> >
> > Nik
> 
> 
> Another way to go is Gentoo, though it takes some work and close
> attention to the installation manual.  I used it for a while ten years
> ago and am looking at it again.  I wonder what  experience others have
> had with it.

I've been using Gentoo for . . . nine years now?  Something like that.
It's a functional distribution if you're comfortable with the command line
and willing to ignore the periodic flare-ups of developer drama backstage.

Openrc is a solid enough init system (not as fast as I understand systemd
can be set up to be, but as far as I'm concerned that's a feature), and
Gentoo isn't likely to give it up any time soon.  I've also opted for eudev
rather than standard udev on two boxes, and haven't had any problems
with that either.

Unfortunately, the most complete set of Trinity packages for Gentoo
( https://github.com/Fat-Zer/trinity ) is somewhat out of date.  Tweaking
the ebuild version numbers may be enough to let most packages build,
though.

In general, the continued existence of the (increasingly broken) kde-sunset 
overlay complicates Trinity's status with respect to Gentoo.

E. Liddell