1 (edited by freemedia 2018-10-30 09:41:03)

Topic: i have tried hyperbola... i am still tired of distros

whoa, youre expecting a complaint here. thats not where this is going.

look, ive never been a huge fan of arch. its not really arch. its pacman. i dont like zsh either. no, i dont want to zsh at all. i understand its better. lots of people say yeah, zsh. just not me.

after 10 years of gnu/linux, i want python and bash and not whatever wm this is... oh, i had to install xorg-server. and xorg-xinit, which in debian-land is just called "xinit."

ok, i dont like this per se.

of course you think its a complaint. not only a complaint, but worse-- a complaint youre used to hearing from someone who insists on using arch but doesnt want to bother to learn arch.

im sorry.

but a complaint would mean i expect different. i really dont.

a complaint would also imply im unhappy. im really not unhappy though.

the reason im not unhappy, is this is probably the best arch-based distro in years. id certainly take it over the "thing" that arch is now.

so im proud of you guys.

the preferences i have that dont fit hyperbola, or the ways in which hyperbola doesnt fit my preferences, i can probably fix those.

one thing id like is bash as the default, but i can do that.

id like python 2 added by default, but i can do that.

id like xorg installed... i think i can do that (its running. i install icewm too. i cant figure out what wm youre using yet, but i can definitely do that!)

a boot message tells me the network needs to be setup, but its already running dhcp, and its working. it wouldnt be if i used wireless. im definitely ok with that.

id like a universal package management option-- i suppose guix is one. i doubt it is going to be easier than using pacman again (many years since the previous time.) https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manua … ation.html

why do i want a universal package management option?

because everyone doesnt use apt, and apt has some issues either way.

basically ive spoiled myself with freedom.

i can take almost any distro i want and shoehorn it into the configuration i like. i can change the live version to include and exclude what i want. i can remaster automatically.

in many ways i have moved past the distro concept.

not entirely.

but youve got open-rc, thats cool. that i wouldnt change. i dont know a thing about it, except i think obarun uses it too. theyre 64-bit only though. i still do 32.

im actually quite pleased with hyperbola.

i cant use this exactly like it is, but i can fix that easily enough, i think. im eager to add it to the list of "source distros" that become "output isos" through the magic of distro-libre.

so, let me honestly say: best arch-based distro ever. im not making a joke. im completely serious.

and i kind of need an arch-based distro, for reasons that will only take more time to explain. so thanks very much.

keep up the good work. i dont think id personally want to do the hard work of any of what youve accomplished here, and thats where you guys enter the picture. cheers.