Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 02:42 UTC
Linux It's been over a year since the last time I reviewed (1, 2) the Linux distribution that I use most of the time, Arch Linux. Since then, while the distro-specific innovations have slowed a bit down, maturity and stability has emerged.
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Distro Development
by negativity on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 20:09 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-23

I don't think Arch Linux is very advanced as a distro development hub. For instance, I checked out Archie, a LiveCD based on Arch, and it's pretty obsolete compared to the packages of Arch. I believe that Ubuntu can leverage the development borrowed from the community much better than Arch, because Ubuntu can and produce ISO CDs every day or so, including the LiveCD versions.

These distros that have nothing to lose do get some traction, but unless they go the extra mile and make their development straightforward, I think Ubuntu and Debian will appeal to many more distro builders and users.

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RE: Distro Development
by axel on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 21:46 in reply to "Distro Development"
axel Member since:
2006-02-04

thats because the script that was written to make archie doesn't work with udev (well work is being done). Even when it was new however it was still just a couple guys' pet project not a part of arch officially.
although a newer version is in the works
we also have a live cd creation tool called larch made by a user, its just that the devs and the community aren't particularly bent on evangelation so its not a really high priority.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewforum.php?f=27
is the forum for anything cool archers make

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RE[2]: Distro Development
by negativity on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 23:33 in reply to "RE: Distro Development"
negativity Member since:
2006-02-23

That seems more interesting, thanks.

FYI:
http://www.fsphost.com/gradgrind/

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RE: Distro Development
by lilsirecho on Wed 5th Jul 2006 02:36 in reply to "Distro Development"
lilsirecho Member since:
2006-04-05

Check our user contributions in the forum for Larch..a LiveCD creation program which allows custom arch Live CD.

Archie has limitations as a LiveCD for archlinux due to latest developments in arch system which haven't yet been addressed in archie.

Larch can probably circumvent the difficulty introduced by arch system changes in latest upgrades.

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