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#101 2011-04-01 11:18:09

Thor@Flanders
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Registered: 2010-08-27
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Re: The Canterbury Project

I found a bug, reporting...

Already??? big_smile

"kort op de bal" as they say in Flanders...(dunnow how to translate that)
(it's gonna be a long day...)

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#102 2011-04-01 11:20:25

josomebody
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Registered: 2008-06-20
Posts: 190

Re: The Canterbury Project

Must have taken some effort.  I only checked the homepage to see what the 4/1 joke was.  I don't think I ever did figure out last year's, unless it was that there was no joke, but a prize was offered to whomever figured out the joke.


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#103 2011-04-01 11:27:34

dobedo
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2008-10-04
Posts: 113

Re: The Canterbury Project

Yup, last year was "find the unexisting 4/1 joke"...so many people looking to nothing.
I especially liked the year before where they mentionned that 32bits support would be completely dropped so arch would become full 64bits only. Big reactions at that time... It was so fun.

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#104 2011-04-01 11:34:51

flamelab
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From: Athens, Hellas (Greece)
Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 2,160

Re: The Canterbury Project

I really like the fact that all these distros have the same mainpage for canterbury project, it seems so... real haha XD

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#105 2011-04-01 12:12:03

sekiz
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Registered: 2008-12-31
Posts: 16

Re: The Canterbury Project

So glad it's a joke. Coludn't be less interested in a "distro to bind them in the darkness and rule them all".

Arch is just fine as it is.

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#106 2011-04-01 12:29:35

sHyLoCk
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From: /dev/null
Registered: 2009-06-19
Posts: 1,197

Re: The Canterbury Project

You got me all excited! I didn't even pay attention to the date! tongue
FWIW, awesome designing on the homepage. .


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#107 2011-04-01 12:31:12

josomebody
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Registered: 2008-06-20
Posts: 190

Re: The Canterbury Project

dobedo wrote:

Yup, last year was "find the unexisting 4/1 joke"...so many people looking to nothing.
I especially liked the year before where they mentionned that 32bits support would be completely dropped so arch would become full 64bits only. Big reactions at that time... It was so fun.

Such an awesome idea,


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#108 2011-04-01 12:34:19

DustinCasler
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From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 2011-03-27
Posts: 50

Re: The Canterbury Project

Well, got to give them credit. I was actually able to install packages with this......


[dustin@myhost ~]$ cant
The Canterbury Distribution Package Manager

usage: cant [option] <packages>
options:
        install         install packages
        remove          remove packages
        stand           remove the Canterbury Distribution Package Manager
        help            this text

Last edited by DustinCasler (2011-04-01 12:37:29)

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#109 2011-04-01 12:49:15

TopCat
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From: Aveiro, Portugal
Registered: 2010-12-18
Posts: 9
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Re: The Canterbury Project

You guys just keep making them better and better... ^^


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#110 2011-04-01 12:53:44

semog
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Registered: 2010-08-08
Posts: 26

Re: The Canterbury Project

i almost believe but not the arch way

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#111 2011-04-01 13:02:20

Tudhalyas
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From: Bergamo (Italy)
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 10

Re: The Canterbury Project

I really hope this is not an April Fool's joke.

Canterbury could really be THE next big thing happening to the Linux world, IMHO. The Linux ecosystem is already awesome, the only thing that is missing -- in order to be acknowledged by both developers and users that are not accustomed to it -- is some kind of standardization among distros, and that's exactly the goal of Canterbury. As a current Arch user and former Debian/Ubuntu user, I see this joint endeavour as extremely promising.


When others think you can, prove them right. When others think you can't, prove them wrong.

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#112 2011-04-01 13:13:56

Cosmin
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Registered: 2008-10-06
Posts: 248

Re: The Canterbury Project

Pierre wrote:

I just released a preview of our new package manager: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47852

where is the update option? big_smile

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#113 2011-04-01 13:15:12

Pierre
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From: Bonn
Registered: 2004-07-05
Posts: 1,950
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Canterbury will have an auto-update feature.

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#114 2011-04-01 13:20:10

sen
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From: .de
Registered: 2007-02-18
Posts: 152
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Awesome idea, I was really surprised for a moment until my brain kicked in! smile

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#115 2011-04-01 13:21:56

dobedo
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2008-10-04
Posts: 113

Re: The Canterbury Project

Pierre wrote:

Canterbury will have an auto-update feature.

You mean like the auto-update feature of Windows....mmmmmmmm. And then an auto-(re)configuration feature also, so cool!

Last edited by dobedo (2011-04-01 13:22:26)

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#116 2011-04-01 13:24:17

byte
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From: Düsseldorf (DE)
Registered: 2006-05-01
Posts: 2,046

Re: The Canterbury Project

Awesome!
Pierre, that will totally earn you a dozen or so of those tiny beer glasses at FrOSCon 2011 :-)

Btw, I've made an interesting discovery by looking at the latest release numbers:
2010.05 (Arch), 11.4 (Suse), 11 (Gentoo (Live)),  6.0.1 (Debian),  2010.12 (Grml)
-> 201005 + 114 + 11 + 601 + 201012
---> 4 * 0 + 2 * 7 + 4 * 3
-----> 26
And when you divide 26 by 2 you get 13, which is the current week of the year!
Incredible, isn't it?

(where's my medicine...)


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#117 2011-04-01 13:25:44

LeeF
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Registered: 2010-09-03
Posts: 31

Re: The Canterbury Project

Lol, quite the synchronized joke (aside from Gentoo's compile induced downtime), and a great Canterbury reference. On a more serious note, if this ever did happen, I'd only be able to say one thing... "Forked" and I would start hosting the mirrors for the distro myself, if I had to. Arch would be too watered down with all the other crap from those distros... Er, I mean "features" from those distros wink


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#118 2011-04-01 13:27:04

wonder
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From: Bucharest, Romania
Registered: 2006-07-05
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Re: The Canterbury Project

this announce hit me hard in my heart. sadly i'm against this project and i refuse to be a part of it.

i officially resign

goodbye

Last edited by wonder (2011-04-01 13:39:14)


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#119 2011-04-01 13:33:13

dobedo
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2008-10-04
Posts: 113

Re: The Canterbury Project

wonder wrote:

this announce hit me hard it my heart. sadly i'm against this project and i refuse to be a part of it.

i officially resign

goodbye

just fork Canterbury into another distro or better multiple, each one having a different "goal":

- one to be Simple
- another to be Stable
- a third one to be Malleable
- then a Live cd
- and finally an Openminded

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#120 2011-04-01 13:54:16

ManBlue
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From: Virginia, USA
Registered: 2010-09-02
Posts: 23

Re: The Canterbury Project

fooled the crap out of me. Few April Fools jokes out there left that still pack a punch. Made me forget what I was looking for in the first place!
Good job


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#121 2011-04-01 13:56:30

smartass
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From: Prague, Czech Republic
Registered: 2011-02-25
Posts: 60

Re: The Canterbury Project

Wow, I was expecting some April joke, but not this.

The fact that the distributions involved changed their homepage makes it look quite real and although it's clear that it's just joke (or maybe just for the moment), it shows that the people responsible for these distros aren't isolating themselves and are able to pull of such a coordinated joke.

So even though this joke may look like a sarcastic criticism of the somewhat incoherent world of Linux distributions, I think the fact that many people across several distros cooperated on something like this shows that it's not that bad after all.

BTW, the vertical color paths on the homepage seem to have different lengths and aren't ordered by the respective distros' names, is that supposed to reflect something?


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#122 2011-04-01 14:33:34

stlarch
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From: hell
Registered: 2010-12-25
Posts: 1,250

Re: The Canterbury Project

This is why I use Linux and Arch. It's never boring. Who else would do something like this? Very cool.

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#123 2011-04-01 14:35:49

Inxsible
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From: Chicago
Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 9,079

Re: The Canterbury Project

smartass wrote:

BTW, the vertical color paths on the homepage seem to have different lengths and aren't ordered by the respective distros' names, is that supposed to reflect something?

If you click on the headings on those color paths, it will take you to the actual web pages of those distros.


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#124 2011-04-01 14:44:31

flan_suse
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Registered: 2010-10-28
Posts: 113

Re: The Canterbury Project

I'm running the Canterbury pre-alpha now. It's already very stable! There's just one problem I found so far. Where do I report bugs?

Last edited by flan_suse (2011-04-01 14:44:54)

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#125 2011-04-01 14:51:06

shemz
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Registered: 2010-04-23
Posts: 135

Re: The Canterbury Project

wonder wrote:

this announce hit me hard in my heart. sadly i'm against this project and i refuse to be a part of it.

i officially resign

goodbye

me too, i resign from the user base. tongue

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