* Posts by Bryan Oestergaard

1 post • joined 20 May 2008

'Experimental' Linux distro Exherbo eyes serious developers

Bryan Oestergaard

Not interesting for users at all currently

We announced it because I'm going to do a presentation on our initsystem and other bits of Exherbo in ~2 weeks and we'd rather announce it ourselves instead of letting rumours run wild.

It was intended as a low-key announcement primarily focused on distribution developers that might be able to pick up some interesting ideas from our work. And lots of Gentoo developers (and developers from several other distributions) have told me that they find it quite interesting and will be keeping an eye on it in the future - not because they want to join Exherbo but simply because they like some of our ideas. Which is exactly what I was hoping for.

What I didn't count on was getting the announcement completely blown out of proportion and tons of people thinking it was aimed at users.

Exherbo is interesting because we have several worthwhile ideas that other distributions can benefit from and because our development happens rather quickly making it a fairly good "playground" for testing our ideas. But the breakneck development speed and us using Exherbo for testing lots of new ideas makes it completely useless for users at this point - that will change in due time but right now it's exactly the way we want things to be.

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