Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:33 UTC, submitted by Rob Williams
Gentoo Techgage reviews Sabayon Linux, and conclcudes: "After taking an initial look at Sabayon, I have mixed feelings. Though, I feel more joy when using it than anything negative. One reason this distro may stand out above others is because it takes a difficult base distro, and opens its arms for new users who want to experiment. When it's all said and done, you will have a full functional Gentoo machine after the installation, topped off with a Sabayon coat of paint. What a great looking coat of paint it is."
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RE[2]: sounds good
by butters on Sat 12th Aug 2006 04:47 UTC in reply to "RE: sounds good"
butters
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2005-07-08

Now that I think about it, PortCache could be made much lighter by decentralizing the system and taking a P2P kind of approach. Gentoo users who opt in send metadata only (ebuild version, dependency versions, USE flags, and some sort of client ID) to a central server when they do local builds. Other users who opt in query the server for matching build metadata when they run emerge.

If there's plenty of matches, the server will use something like netselect to find the closest matching peers and instruct those machines to use their spare CPU cycles to build a package from the already merged version. First one done notifies the server, which terminates the package builds on the other machines and arranges a connection between the two peers. After the transfer and merge is complete, the new system's metadata entry is added to the server.

There are probably some security and portability issues. You know, the devil is in the details. But I this might actually be a reasonable system.

No I can't edit... still.

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RE[3]: sounds good
by visceral monkey on Sat 12th Aug 2006 04:58 in reply to "RE[2]: sounds good"
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2006-08-12

Butters, it seems we think somewhat alike. I thought about doing something like this I called "Genweb".

It's similar, but different, use distributed machines to compile and match packages, etc.

http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?id=12542014

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