Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:11 UTC
Debian and its clones MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian. SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3, which is scheduled for release today, has been quite a challenge to build, according to Woodford. "It's taking up all my time, fighting the Etch pool... We've had a lot of trouble, because the Debian community has become so active, it's been difficult to get this out, so I'm looking at alternatives to getting out stable releases."
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Dearie me...comprehension is exceptionally bad today. Read my reply to the other poster. Saves me having to repeat it.

1. Not a monopoly - yet.

2. Debian does not have broken release policies. Slow, yes. But not broken. Please choose your words more carefully. Debian's main issue is that it supports so many arches. imho - too many arches. In reality, only PPC, i386, amd64 and sparc should be supported, the rest should die like the dinosaurs that they are.

Please note that Debian doesn't have millions of dollars donated to it. It does what it does on a much smaller budget than Ubuntu. Money does help. Maybe Mark should have donated a few million to Debian eh?


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