Joined: Oct. 2005
||Posted: Jan. 01 2008,16:22
|Quote (roberts @ Dec. 31 2007,17:48)|
|It must be something in the water? Or perhaps it is global warming.|
What a way to end the year.
Happy new year to everybody!
I understand Roberts very well, when he decides to issue another release after a series of bug fixes or small improvement.
I am following DSL from the beggining. At that time the main live distro was Knoppix, which was very big for my purposes and having menus a little confusing to me (not well ordered) and there was also Demolinux, that very soon became obsolete because the lack of new releases. Not much more.
There were very few small live distros, some of them without graphical interfase, as LinuxCare, some other with a primitive interfase, like MuLinux, and in this context DSL appeared, and also Feather (Among other sons of DSL) and Puppy...
Later on it came a series of medium size live distros like Slax, Beatrix, Sam (now Sam has grow)... and some other for specific purposes (recovery, server, firewall, etc).
Today we can see that only DSL and Puppy as very small graphical desktop live linux with optional extensions, have lasted enough to grow in perfomance. Presently I have chosen again, between DSL and Puppy, and I still prefer DSL because is easy to understand and its developement remains following a clearer line.
If there are, each time, less advantages between two releases this is meaning that the DSL distro is reaching a good limit (remember the limits theory). This is happening as well with other big distros like SUSE or Ubuntu. The DSL distro is a mature fruit.
I enjoy every DSL change, because it means an improvement. I do not need to update my system after every release, but since the system is essentially a live one, the update consist in burning the new copy on a RW-CD, that costs five minutes. I keep two or three CDS with old previous releases, to have a fast back to a safe position if a new release does not fit my needs, and that is all.
So as a DSL old and lasting user, I encourage Roberts and all the Community contributors to follow this excellent work.
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