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#51 2011-04-01 04:15:35

frigaut
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Re: The Canterbury Project

yes, very good one, they got me for a minute before I realized what date it was.
The fact that it is a concerted effort by so many distros is actually quite remarkable.


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#52 2011-04-01 04:35:32

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Re: The Canterbury Project

If they could pull this off while keeping all the core fundamentals of each distribution, then this would essentially be the Mother of all distros.

BTW, when you're pulling off an April Fools joke, do take into consideration that your home timezone probably isn't even in April (I'm guessing Toronto, I'm in Calgary, and it's 22:35 right now...)


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#53 2011-04-01 04:37:37

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Re: The Canterbury Project

I fell for it.


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#54 2011-04-01 04:38:03

alexcortes
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Re: The Canterbury Project

EvilRobot wrote:

On a side note I've never heard of Grml, I'm going to have to check it out.

I'm too. And burnig now a CD...

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#55 2011-04-01 04:42:53

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Opensuse's news post was the best:

http://news.opensuse.org/2011/04/01/the … tribution/

Oh, and by the way, this was the best part

Robin H. Johnson, lead of the Gentoo Infrastructure team, in a panel of core Gentoo developers at SCALE9x:

I really hate compiling-induced downtime. I’ve been looking forward to installing packages with just a couple of keystrokes. By building on the efforts of other successful distributions, we can take the drudgery out of system
maintenance.

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#56 2011-04-01 04:58:13

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Re: The Canterbury Project

ctown.myth wrote:

If they could pull this off while keeping all the core fundamentals of each distribution, then this would essentially be the Mother of all distros.

BTW, when you're pulling off an April Fools joke, do take into consideration that your home timezone probably isn't even in April (I'm guessing Toronto, I'm in Calgary, and it's 22:35 right now...)

Sorry, you're on the wrong side of the planet smile. The majority of us (population wise around the globe) are already hours into April.


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#57 2011-04-01 04:58:40

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Re: The Canterbury Project

frigaut wrote:

The fact that it is a concerted effort by so many distros is actually quite remarkable.

This is what makes it so epic IMHO big_smile

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#58 2011-04-01 05:11:55

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For a moment there, I was looking forward to spending 3 hours unsuccessfully using an cryptic PKGBUILD 5 times with Portage to compile my three-year-old copy of YAST and then adding it to my janky LiveCD.  Damn April Fool's Day.

Seriously, though: here's to diversity! big_smile

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#59 2011-04-01 05:24:00

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Re: The Canterbury Project

So the big question now is:
Who from what distro took the first step in making this April Fools joke a reality? wink

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#60 2011-04-01 05:25:08

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Re: The Canterbury Project

This stuff is epic! Why Canterbury btw? Archbishop = Archlinux?


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#61 2011-04-01 05:28:28

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Those of you that fell for this are far too easy. ;D


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#62 2011-04-01 05:30:49

alexcortes
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Re: The Canterbury Project

jonazdnb wrote:

So the big question now is:
Who from what distro took the first step in making this April Fools joke a reality? wink

Fedora, but they don't care to participate because now they are busy working about the next innovation... LOL

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#63 2011-04-01 05:42:19

trapanator
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Re: The Canterbury Project

awesome april fool.

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#64 2011-04-01 05:59:37

ithil
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Even though this is a april fools day joke, i'm still going to be scared all day sad.

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#65 2011-04-01 06:09:58

andor44
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Hands-down the best april fools joke.

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#66 2011-04-01 06:13:15

Cosmin
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Congratulations!

This project is the best big_smile

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#67 2011-04-01 06:18:51

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Re: The Canterbury Project

I hate April Fools Day.


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#68 2011-04-01 06:37:32

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Hahaha, nice joke big_smile .,. but would be nice if it real


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#69 2011-04-01 06:40:10

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Just noticed that the description differs between Arch and the other sites:

Arch Linux wrote:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Arch Linux, Debian, Gentoo, Grml and openSUSE.

Everyone else wrote:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux.

I have too much time on my hands. hmm

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#70 2011-04-01 07:14:55

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Outdated remark:

I feel sold out...looking for an other distro...I need stability. Linux is too important for me to let this happen. I need a distro I can trust...

EDIT - dont do this guys! I have stake holders here! Ya know, the vampire-stake-holding kind?
Good joke, wonderfully synced among the others. Escpecially since my last update involved a Pacman update as well. Talk about putting the wrong two and two togehter... big_smile

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#71 2011-04-01 07:26:22

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Re: The Canterbury Project

itsbrad212 wrote:

Just noticed that the description differs between Arch and the other sites:

Arch Linux wrote:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Arch Linux, Debian, Gentoo, Grml and openSUSE.

Everyone else wrote:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux.

I have too much time on my hands. hmm

That makes the two of us. I also noticed it, but didn't care to post it here tongue

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#72 2011-04-01 07:32:00

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Re: The Canterbury Project

here was march 31 so I was like WTF! in theory that indeed sounds awesome but in reality will be a total mess, and its true, best April Fools joke ever, on every distro page it appears the same news big_smile

and to the one who said who didnt know the Grml distro, try it its AWESOME


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#73 2011-04-01 07:32:37

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Thor@Flanders wrote:

I feel sold out...looking for an other distro...I need stability. Linux is too important for me to let this happen. I need a distro I can trust...

I agree. This totally sucks. I'm going back to Caldera.


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#74 2011-04-01 07:36:33

xheyther
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Re: The Canterbury Project

I hate April 1st.

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#75 2011-04-01 07:44:27

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Re: The Canterbury Project

My goodness: Every time I visit your site on the timespan between 31th of March and 2nd of April Im shocked... you guys rock as hell!!!

But I should indeed stop visiting you the next year around this date... ;-)

Arch FTW!!!

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