Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice

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Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:05 pm

On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:49:33 +0200
Fons Adriaensen wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 07:30:27PM +0100, Chris Cannam wrote:

There is a buildscript for one as well as a separate binary repository
including a binary rt kernel.
Currently it's already .31-rt that's being tested.
I do have consolekit here tough.

The beauty of Arch Linux is:
- Emphasis on simplicity, don't hide how stuff works, etc. see:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way
- The base system is minimal
- Official binary repositories are available, including most popular
applications
- Applications in the repositories are very recent versions due to a
rolling release model
- Everything in the official repositories can be rebuilt easily,
using the same scripts that were used to build the official package
(ABS). Very useful if you want to have other compiletime options or do
optimisations (everything is compiled for i686/x86_64 by default).
- Almost anything that's not in the official repositories can be found
in a user maintained buildscript repository (AUR).
- There's a growing external buildscript/binary repository for audio
applications (archaudio.org)

Sure there are drawbacks
- Arch patches as little as possible, there are no security updates
unless upstream fixes it and provides a new version
- Rolling release model can break stuff
- very recent versions of software can break stuff

I hope I didn't forget anything important.
The arch wiki is an o.k. resource to get an overview and
general information, or just ask here or on an Arch Linux mailinglist.

Regards,
Philipp
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[LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 23, 6:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Raymond Martin, (Wed Sep 23, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Guido Scholz, (Wed Sep 23, 7:21 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Chris Cannam, (Wed Sep 23, 6:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Oct 12, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Oct 13, 3:59 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Raymond Martin, (Tue Oct 13, 1:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 23, 6:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, , (Wed Sep 23, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Ray Rashif, (Wed Sep 23, 10:16 pm)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Ray Rashif, (Thu Sep 24, 12:05 am)
Re: [LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Sep 23, 7:58 pm)