[oclug] My Current Gentoo Setup
dan at hld.ca
Sun Aug 25 21:49:42 EDT 2002
On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 01:18:15PM -0400, Milan Budimirovic wrote:
> Forgive me if I remain sceptical, but if you look at something like the
> Debian project, it takes hundreds of people about two years of
> development and testing to produce a "stable" release. That's with
> **binaries**, so realistically they are dealing with a set of parameters
> several orders of magnitude narrower than Gentoo. And things still break
> on occasion.
I agree. Debian is more stable because of less degrees of freedom.
> I do think that Gentoo is kewl, though, and it will undoubtedly find a
> niche somewhere. I just don't think that it's a direction that Linux as
> a whole ought to go.
I think something like gentoo is *excellent* for people who are software
developers. There have been several instances of me reading through
source code and wrapper scripts to get something to work on gentoo. I
personally don't mind this, but I definitely wouldn't give it to my
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