Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 05:13 UTC, submitted by Carlos
Linux The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ark Linux 2006.1 and Ark Linux Live 2006.1. This release adds KDE 3.5.4, X.Org 7.1.1, amaroK 1.4.1, and the new tool "rpmhandler", which makes installing third party packages easier.
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RE[4]: For devs
by Celerate on Fri 4th Aug 2006 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: For devs"
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"Which can be said of most distros out there, except maybe LFS. It IS 2006, you know. "

Actually a lot of distributions have graphical configuration tools which break manual configuration, SUSE's yast for example. Even Lycoris would drop custom settings on me when the configuration tools were run. What I was pointing out about Ark Linux is that the graphical configuration tools won't exclude the possibility of also doing manual configuration, whereas in some distributions the two are often mutually exclusive.

"I assume you're referring to the LSB? The only other 'standards' are de facto at best. I'm unconvinced about the superiority of the RPM format. "

No, I'm referring to standards such as where devices are mounted. In the Ubuntu family as well as a handfull of other distributions the location is in /media, while the norm in Linux used to always be /mnt. Mandriva has it's own way of handling the KDE menu which is frustrating to people who can't find any working documentation on how to use it and can't get any help working with it. Those are the kinds of standards I'm talking about.

Adhering to standards on paper is usually not a problem, it's the unregulated subtleties that different distributions do that frustrate and annoy people.

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