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#26 2011-04-01 02:07:27

quiquex
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Very funny guys smile.

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#27 2011-04-01 02:09:41

DustinCasler
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Re: The Canterbury Project

mann138 wrote:

At first I went all WTF, then I realized Aprils Fool and then I went to "what if?"...

I've been reading the tagged tweets and some of these responses are getting hilarious. It appears there's an across the board relief that Ubuntu isn't involved though.

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#28 2011-04-01 02:15:11

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Re: The Canterbury Project

DustinCasler wrote:

It appears there's an across the board relief that Ubuntu isn't involved though.

Read the small print: Ubuntu is being folded in as part of Debian. We get their huge userbase as well!


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#29 2011-04-01 02:15:55

Mr. Swillis
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Ha! This whole thing is loaded full of conflicts and contridictions anyway. The end result of a project aimed at defragmenting the world of Linux distributions would be creating...wait for it... ONE MORE Linux distribution! "Let's put out a fire by adding more fire to it..."

Anyway, obviously a joke... even if it isn't meant to be, but an entertaining idea none the less.

- Swill


And you ate the whole... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing.

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#30 2011-04-01 02:20:36

stlarch
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Re: The Canterbury Project

I guess they're going to make us wait until tommorrow to know the truth? Damn it. You bastards! (Do you know how to keep an idiot in suspense?)

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#31 2011-04-01 02:23:25

Cerebral
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Mr. Swillis wrote:

Ha! This whole thing is loaded full of conflicts and contridictions anyway. The end result of a project aimed at defragmenting the world of Linux distributions would be creating...wait for it... ONE MORE Linux distribution! "Let's put out a fire by adding more fire to it..."

Get rid of, what, 5 distros and create 1.  Sounds like defragmentation to me.  Not that I approve.

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#32 2011-04-01 02:25:56

Dannny
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Re: The Canterbury Project

The point of having the different distros is so everyone can have what suits them anyway, right? Doesn't combining them all defeat the purpose?


Please put your pants back on, man, I feel weird having to ask twice.

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#33 2011-04-01 02:27:16

alexcortes
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From: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Registered: 2010-03-13
Posts: 13

Re: The Canterbury Project

Hum... I only had scare about "open minded as openSUSE"... Yast! nooooooooooooo | LOL

So... ARCH LINUX with pacman together portage (Sabayon like) + PKGBUILDs with the USE flags from ebuilds (or ebuilds more simple instead) + A really STABLE (debian like) option core/extra repository for server usage + the really pretty visual design from Suse (blue, not green of course)... Rolling Release, not will be different!!! big_smile

IT'S PERFECT TO ME

PS: A FreeBSD like Mascot hehe (i love it)

Sorry about my bad english!


EDIT: April Fool's joke (GMT -3:00)

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#34 2011-04-01 02:33:57

doorknob60
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Haha, nice one, I believed it for a second. I was very worried when I typed http://www.archlinux.org/ and didn't see what I expected. Once I read what it was, I was like, okay, whatever, this could be cool tongue But yeah, we all know that this could never work out, good luck trying that, see how long it lasts tongue This is one of the better ones I've seen though, nice job.

EDIT: Just realized it's on the OpenSUSE and Debian and Grml homepages too big_smile Very Nice. Gentoo's page is the same as before though.

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#35 2011-04-01 02:35:41

sokuban
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Re: The Canterbury Project

At first I thought... sounds cool... but o lord the transition would be horrible.

And it would only be cool if Arch is the base. Otherwise you can't have the "simplicity of Arch". The Stability of debian and malleability of gentoo would def be cool though. (I don't know about the other 2 distros, so I can't comment about what they'd bring.)

Of course when you think about it, a stable bleeding edge distro is pretty much an oxymoron. Though a recompiling system /on top of/ the current package manager would definitely be nice. That way you could have the malleability and the convenience. (I know there is ABS etc... which really helps compared to other distros, but I have a feeling gentoo's source package manager is much more... integreated. Imagine if you could just like... "$ pacman --source --other-options-about-the-compile package"; would be cool. //EDIT: Nevermind, something at that level is probably possible with yaourt or something; but you know what I mean.)

Then I saw this thread, and that it was an April Fool's joke, and breathed a deep sigh of relief. GMT...

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#36 2011-04-01 02:36:13

Mr. Swillis
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Cerebral wrote:
Mr. Swillis wrote:

Ha! This whole thing is loaded full of conflicts and contridictions anyway. The end result of a project aimed at defragmenting the world of Linux distributions would be creating...wait for it... ONE MORE Linux distribution! "Let's put out a fire by adding more fire to it..."

Get rid of, what, 5 distros and create 1.  Sounds like defragmentation to me.  Not that I approve.

Ha! That's assuming that "getting rid" of any of the individual distros is actually a part of the plan. Even if it was, we're all quite aware of how open source software works. Look what happened when Open Office took a turn that wasn't approved of... see where I'm going? Someone else (or groups of someone elses) would run off with the source code of these various distros and "un-de-fragment" them. It simply isn't in the nature of the concept of this realm of software to be anything BUT fragmented. It's the nature of the beast.

- Swill


And you ate the whole... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing.

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#37 2011-04-01 02:38:27

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Re: The Canterbury Project

Dannny wrote:

The point of having the different distros is so everyone can have what suits them anyway, right? Doesn't combining them all defeat the purpose?

Of course however having so many different choices of distros is a mixed blessing. If you know what you want, you can probably narrow down the choices easily. If you don't know, then its a lot of distro hopping for you. And then theres the developer POV. Having to make their software work on multiple distros and deciding how to distribute it.

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#38 2011-04-01 02:40:28

stlarch
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Hey, there's a guy on the suse site with a pre-alpha release. He says it's awesome!

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#39 2011-04-01 02:45:55

Tux the penguin
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Re: The Canterbury Project

lol I almost paniced at first. still march 31st here, though. haha that was hilarious


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#40 2011-04-01 02:55:16

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Re: The Canterbury Project

is still march 31!


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#41 2011-04-01 03:02:15

MartinZ
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Re: The Canterbury Project

doorknob60 wrote:

Gentoo's page is the same as before though.

Hehehe, not anymore.
It's even better than the joke with ArkLinux  smile


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#42 2011-04-01 03:07:57

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From: Belo Horizonte/MG/Brazil
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Tux the penguin wrote:

lol I almost paniced at first. still march 31st here, though. haha that was hilarious

Hey, so you should correct your profile information. You state as being from tomorow, but you are from yesterday, indeed!


Satisfied users don't rant, so you'll never know how many of us there are.

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#43 2011-04-01 03:12:54

alexcortes
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Re: The Canterbury Project

Hehehe

Search about "Canterbury" HERE

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#44 2011-04-01 03:18:55

DustinCasler
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From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 2011-03-27
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Re: The Canterbury Project

alexcortes wrote:

Hehehe

Search about "Canterbury" HERE

Lol. thanks.

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#45 2011-04-01 03:22:02

leeyee
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From: Kingston, Canada
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 150

Re: The Canterbury Project

Beat Ubuntu!


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#46 2011-04-01 03:29:24

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Registered: 2008-10-07
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Re: The Canterbury Project

DustinCasler wrote:

Also the Canterbury page has taken over the main page for each of the distros except for Gentoo.

Dude, it's Gentoo... It took a while for them to recompile and decide on which USE flags to set, but they're up and running now !

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#47 2011-04-01 03:43:58

alexcortes
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From: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Registered: 2010-03-13
Posts: 13

Re: The Canterbury Project

delerious010 wrote:
DustinCasler wrote:

Also the Canterbury page has taken over the main page for each of the distros except for Gentoo.

Dude, it's Gentoo... It took a while for them to recompile and decide on which USE flags to set, but they're up and running now !


Sounds like Gentoo! LOL

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#48 2011-04-01 04:07:03

DustinCasler
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From: Dallas, Texas
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Re: The Canterbury Project

alexcortes wrote:
delerious010 wrote:
DustinCasler wrote:

Also the Canterbury page has taken over the main page for each of the distros except for Gentoo.

Dude, it's Gentoo... It took a while for them to recompile and decide on which USE flags to set, but they're up and running now !


Sounds like Gentoo! LOL


Ha! you guys make a very good point.

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#49 2011-04-01 04:10:42

EvilRobot
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Registered: 2010-02-23
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Re: The Canterbury Project

I hope this is a joke because I'm not laughing.

Although if the other distros are willing to accept the "Arch way" a rolling release cycle, pacman and develop a native ARM repo I'd be willing to accept this. lol

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

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#50 2011-04-01 04:13:04

EvilRobot
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Re: The Canterbury Project

DustinCasler wrote:
alexcortes wrote:
delerious010 wrote:

Dude, it's Gentoo... It took a while for them to recompile and decide on which USE flags to set, but they're up and running now !


Sounds like Gentoo! LOL


Ha! you guys make a very good point.

It's funny because it's probably true. LMAO

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