Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 17:32 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Gentoo "Last week, the Gentoo project entered the lowest point of its 7-year old existence. The single most telling statement attesting to this fact is this brief excerpt from the current issue of Gentoo Weekly News. 'The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project: Daniel Robbins; the following developers recently left the Gentoo project: Daniel Robbins' Yes, this is the same Daniel Robbins who founded Gentoo Linux back in the year 2000 and who left the project in 2004 for personal reasons. He officially re-joined the Gentoo development team two weeks ago - only to resign a few days later. The reason? Strong personal attacks by some of the current developers of the project."
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RE[2]: Fastest growing distro
by fignew on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Fastest growing distro"
fignew
Member since:
2006-09-06

Not in 2004 it wasn't.

Still not convinced...

Gentoo: 2004 - 2000 = 4 years
Ubuntu: 7.04 - 4.10 = 2.5 years

Would it be safe to say that more people are using Ubuntu now, than people were using Gentoo in 2004? plus, remember that we're talking about growth rate, so the fact that Ubuntu has only been around for 2.5 years makes the growth even faster.

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RE[3]: Fastest growing distro
by fsckit on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Fastest growing distro"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Would it be safe to say that it really doesn't matter? Seriously guys, this article is about Gentoo, not Ubuntu. Not every single article on $givenlinuxdistro has to devolve into a Ubuntu vs. the world debate. Besides the point your trying to make is quite irrelevant. I'm neither a Ubuntu or Gentoo user, but I can almost guarantee you that anyone happily using Gentoo couldn't give a small rodent's rear parts about Ubuntu's growth rate.

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RE[4]: Fastest growing distro
by fignew on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Fastest growing distro"
fignew Member since:
2006-09-06

I can almost guarantee you that anyone happily using Gentoo couldn't give a small rodent's rear parts about Ubuntu's growth rate.
Yes, that's understood, I'm just pointing out what I believe could be a possible inaccuracy in the article.

Not every single article on $givenlinuxdistro has to devolve into a Ubuntu vs. the world debate.
I'm sorry that you feel this way.

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RE[3]: Fastest growing distro
by jaypee on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Fastest growing distro"
jaypee Member since:
2005-07-28

I think you're not understanding the context of the statement. The person was saying that, in 2004, Gentoo was, up until that time, the fastest-growing distro in Linux's history. Since that time, Ubuntu has grown and, perhaps now, holds that distinction.

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RE[4]: Fastest growing distro
by fignew on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Fastest growing distro"
fignew Member since:
2006-09-06

Yes, I'm sure what you've said is true... But from the article: "By the time he resigned from the project some four years later, Gentoo had become the fastest growing Linux distribution of all times..."

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RE[3]: Fastest growing distro
by aliquis on Thu 15th Mar 2007 07:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Fastest growing distro"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

But "all times" back in 2004 doesn't involve the future, guess why? ..

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