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.
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.
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.