Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 14 2007,05:29
It makes one wonder when the reviewer can't even get the window manager right.
In the age of so many distributions, some of which are nothing more than swapping out a different window manger, or just another collection (assembly of) applications with little to no original code.
It makes me ponder on whether to continue. When the credit is always given to John Andrews and many other contributors, when in fact I have created every iso since v0.5.3.1 and 90+% of evey change log is my original work.
When complaints are raised about bash scripts, when I still support computers not even capable of running X windows.
When everyone else has moved on and enjoy the ease of use of only supporting unionfs/aufs, 2.6 kernel and its built in hardware support, and only support X windows.
When most live CD based system run everything as root. It makes me wonder why I bother.
When I conduct a poll to see what the community wants, the smaller is beautiful concept of DSL seems to win overwhelminly. The community has continually expressed little desire for a me-too larger 2.6 based DSL.
Perhaps I am a relunctant distro maintainer. I get no joy compiling the creative work of others. I get no joy assembling yet another distribution from stock applications. I do get joy writing original code and pushing the envelope of what can be done within 50MB.
I don't have new hardware. I don't plan on buying hardware for something that is given away for free. As some of you may be aware, Warren of Mepis fame, had to go back to being a consultant because there is no money to be made doing a distribution. Why, do I? I am a disabled retired individual. I like to try to keep my mind sharp. I have muscular dystrophy. Doing DSL keeps my mind off my condition.
DSL is a single developer distribution. It is indeed a thankless endeavour. Never is what you do enough.