You are not logged in.

#1 2004-11-03 14:34:41

lanrat
Member
From: Poland
Registered: 2003-10-28
Posts: 1,274

FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8761

Please, do not shoot the messenger :-)

Offline

#2 2004-11-03 15:27:18

xerxes2
Member
From: Malmoe, Sweden
Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 1,249
Website

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

not so bad for arch to tie with slackware,
Eugenia usually "trash" everything she tests, so I guess arch is doing something right...   big_smile


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

Offline

#3 2004-11-03 16:24:07

sarah31
Member
From: Middle of Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 2,975
Website

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

next.


AKA uknowme

I am not your friend

Offline

#4 2004-11-03 17:10:18

xerxes2
Member
From: Malmoe, Sweden
Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 1,249
Website

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

*sometimes I wonder if sarah31 == Eugenia*

what does that "next" mean???


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

Offline

#5 2004-11-03 18:41:23

rasat
Forum Fellow
From: Finland, working in Romania
Registered: 2002-12-27
Posts: 2,176
Website

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

Very nice review.

Offline

#6 2004-11-03 19:46:27

c0ldevil
Member
Registered: 2004-10-10
Posts: 22

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

Yeah, it was a pretty nice review but for those who use Arch for some time it said nothin' new. What I think we should all be thinking about is how to make it better, how to make it better than slackware in almost every department. Better package quality comes to mind. The inexistence of defaults for acpi and other programs is an important issue also.

I love Arch Linux and i think it is the best Linux distro around. It can get even better though...  big_smile

Offline

#7 2004-11-04 00:45:54

LavaPunk
Member
Registered: 2004-03-05
Posts: 129

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

Pacman works well; however, in my opinion, its main problem has to do with the creation of new packages. I found that using "CheckInstall" with Slackware (or even Ubuntu and Debian) would install and create the package automatically for me. It would be awesome if the Arch guys added Pacman support to checkinstall and made the creation of Pacman packages automatic.

Is he asking for srcpac?  I havn't used slackware recently and didn't use it long enough to use "CheckInstall" so don't understand all about this.

Offline

#8 2004-11-04 01:12:18

Noir
Member
From: Monterrey, Mexico
Registered: 2004-09-09
Posts: 28

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

Im glad that Arch Linux is more frequently being recognized for  its great performance, and features overall.

Congratulations to all the developers  smile

Offline

#9 2004-11-04 19:26:29

sweiss
Member
Registered: 2004-02-16
Posts: 635

Re: FYI: arch vs slackware review at osnews.com

LavaPunk wrote:

Pacman works well; however, in my opinion, its main problem has to do with the creation of new packages. I found that using "CheckInstall" with Slackware (or even Ubuntu and Debian) would install and create the package automatically for me. It would be awesome if the Arch guys added Pacman support to checkinstall and made the creation of Pacman packages automatic.

Is he asking for srcpac?  I havn't used slackware recently and didn't use it long enough to use "CheckInstall" so don't understand all about this.

CheckInstall is actually very convenient. You just do the normal ./configure && make, and then you run checkinstall instead of make install. This way you end up with a new Slackware package which is automatically installed. I used that tool a lot to keep with Slackware's packaging system, and it was very convenient.

As for the review, I found it to be very nice and professional.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB