Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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RE: Arch
by Michael Salivar on Sun 10th Oct 2004 13:22 UTC

Arch 0.6 had either Gnome 2.4 or 2.6, I'm honestly not sure. Arch 0.7 will probably have 2.8 since that's in current right now, and while there's a 0.7 beta out now, it's a net install and only includes base. But the releases are just snapshots of current with a very basic installer, so don't worry about what's in them. I installed from a 0.5 CD three months ago and it upgraded to current without problems, it's very Debian like in that releases are pretty meaningless once you have it installed. For the record, I had no problems with the 0.7 beta, which is the way to go for udev, imho.

Even with a full install ISO it's suggested you install only base, and then download what you need. If you want, you can always burn a CD with a few of your default packages like xorg and the Gnome stuff; and then install them with pacman -A foo. Once you get used to it, it's much easier than Slackware's pkgtools but doesn't sacrifice much, if anything.

But I'm tired, and thus rambling. If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer an email.