Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:34 UTC
Linux The ArchLinux Release Engineering Team announced the official release of the 2009.02 ISO after a long period of intense development. This distribution is among the first to officially support the new Ext4 filesystem. I've always noticed that Arch seems to be quite popular among OSNews readers, and I'm interested to know from our Arch users: why? What makes Arch such a good Linux distribution?
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RE: A few questions...
by ralsina on Tue 17th Feb 2009 23:13 UTC in reply to "A few questions..."
ralsina
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The vote is just a hint Trustd Users (TUs) can use to decide what to include in community. The QA is done by the TUs, since the community packages are their responsability.

Arch doesn't have something like gentoo's USE flags, if that's what you mean, and it's a good thing: USE makes it so that noone has the same options as anyone else, so packaging errors are incredibly hard to reproduce.

Yes, a PKGBUILD *can* patch the sources. It's a bit frowned upon, unless the upstream is unresponsive.

Patches belong upstream.

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