Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 21:20 UTC, submitted by Innova
Gentoo "Over the past few days, I discovered that the Gentoo Foundation's charter is in the process of being revoked by the state of New Mexico, apparently due to regular paperwork not being filed by the trustees. What this means is that the Gentoo Foundation is currently hanging for its life by a string, and at any day could cease to exist as an entity. That is the very bad news. The good news is that I was able to talk to Grant Goodyear (trustee) this morning on the phone, and I have confirmed that Grant had received my email about the revocation issue that I sent 2 days ago and that he will be resolving this critical issue in the next couple of days by filing the appropriate paperwork with the state of New Mexico, and this paperwork will also remove me as President of the Foundation."
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RE[4]: I hope things work out
by WereCatf on Tue 24th Jul 2007 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I hope things work out"
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Let's face it, Gentoo = Portage. OK, it was fun for a while, I guess it made some people get closer to their Linux and some feel more in control and placebo'ed some into feeling they get a "faster" and more "stable" install in return.

And since none of the above is particularly well anchored in reality, yeah, I'd say there's "no intrinsic benefit once the novelty has worn off".


Ahem. Could you please explain how "feel more in control" is not "particularly well anchored in reality"? Cos you know very well that is BS. You _are_ in control; _you_ decide what you want your system to have and what not, you decide how everything is compiled and so on. You can't do that with f.ex. Ubuntu (or okay, you _can_ but only if you tear it down completely and start compiling the stuff yourself, but then you miss the whole point of using it..)

And well, the compilation flags do have some meaning, actually. If you select the wrong ones, you do get an unstable system. If you use -O2, you do get a tad faster apps. Though, the performance boost is really very very negligible, nothing to call home about. But as I use -Os, I get stable apps and they're smaller in size. On my jukebox with low memory I find this pretty useful. I did just compare /usr/bin/nautilus compiled with -O2 to the same compiled with -Os and the difference is 300kB. Considering how big of a difference it is on a single file it must have quite an impact on the system as a whole. On a system with low memory that is very handy.

EDIT: fixed typo

Edited 2007-07-24 09:52

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