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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Is Gentoo still alive? Reply with quote

I was a Gentoo fun, almost 10 years ago. I have been using many different Linux distros since then... Now I am looking to return to Gentoo. But is Gentoo still alive and kicking?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See this post for your answer. ;)

Seriously, as I write this there are 334 people online on the Forums. There are currently over 200 developers actively contributing. A good way to see what some of the Gentoo Developers are working on is to look at the Planet Gentoo blog aggregator.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thainks!!! I 'll migrate to Gentoo in the next 24 hours!!!! Lets get our hand "dirty"!!! LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
Seriously, as I write this there are 334 people online on the Forums.

John ... and 333 of those are sock puppet accounts created for the purpose of posting to that same thread :)

John R. Graham wrote:
There are currently over 200 developers actively contributing. A good way to see what some of the Gentoo Developers are working on is to look at the Planet Gentoo blog aggregator.

You're supposed to say: "no one here but us wee mouses" ... otherwise someone might get the idea to poke that dead corpse with a stick :)

squeak, squeak ... khay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, now. If you aren't a sock puppet and I'm not a sock puppet, then there must be no more than 332. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
Now, now. If you aren't a sock puppet and I'm not a sock puppet, then there must be no more than 332. ;)

John ... you've obviously never washed socks :)

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides, I'm not a sock puppet. If anything, I'm a Heuristically-programmed ALgorithmic computer. I pass the Turing test almost every day, though. ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
But is Gentoo still alive and kicking?


I have been using Gentoo for a long long time. My original installation was on 500mghz emonster.
In my opinion, Gentoo has never been better than it is right now.. Welcome back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Re: Is Gentoo still alive? Reply with quote

jgeorkas wrote:
I was a Gentoo fun, almost 10 years ago. [...]


You could "almost" be this guy.

Me, 4 years and 302 days left to be that guy,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah. I think I hit the 10 year mark with Gentoo and totally forgot... And almost 10 years on f.g.o.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK that deals with the alive part...

Gentoo still kicks me in the nuts occasionally, but not so much as it did. But it still kicks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Woah. I think I hit the 10 year mark with Gentoo and totally forgot... And almost 10 years on f.g.o.


It hadn't occurred to me until I read your post, but I just hit my 10 year too ... happy anniversary. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I can honestly say I've been using Gentoo for as long as my f.g.o account has been around.

I've gotten kicked in the nuts many times over the years, barely staying on my feet by lurking these forums (I don't have any background in computers or programming). I've stormed out to move onto "friendlier" distros multiple times, swearing I'd never come back. And every time, Gentoo hung out "USE flags ... compile only the features you want ..." in front of me, not even bothering to hide the steel toe boots. Even with the pain fresh in my mind, I came running back...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jgeorkas,

You can't actually leave Gentoo. We knew you would return one day, just not when.
Welcome back.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gentoo still alive? Reply with quote

jgeorkas wrote:
But is Gentoo still alive and kicking?

Alive yes, but I won't lie to you:
* openrc vs systemd war and not many people actively working on openrc
* 3 package managers, one being total crap, one developed by a troll and one abandoned (the crappy one being the gentoo standard and currently seeking more devs who want to deal with that kind of code)
* not enough devs anywhere, really... anywhere
* a lot of complicated conversions lately, like new design of python eclasses and multilib eclasses... some of these decisions jumped back in our face, hard. (although they also solve a lot of ancient problems)
* QA team was disbanded, currently no real tinderbox up (although some are working on it)
* a lot of work is "outsourced" to overlays and never makes it back to the main tree... decreasing consistency and QA

Despite all that, gentoo still kicks ass. We just need help, including users who file bug reports.
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