Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Why Gentoo is dead :(

Filed under
Gentoo

I finally removed myself from all the Gentoo mailing lists. I did this with some sad thoughts. I had been using gentoo for almost 4 Years and it taught me quite a lot about Linux. Unfortunately I have been seeing the Gentoo project die over the past year or so.

After going to the Gentoo UK meeting in 2006 I noticed that nothing important / technical was discussed. It was all about the flame wars going on on the mailing lists. "How do we get more girls into gentoo? etc..". My friends that joined me, are still joke about it (Thx Will + Edd). Already then I could see the crumbling of the base.

After some time I noticed that more and more packages where without developers and people didn't answer emails anymore. Version didn't get updated. That was the time when I decided I had to move.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative. Based in Shenzen, China, ZTE is a major manufacturer of telecom... Read more

Elive 2.4.5 beta released

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.4.5 Read more

Red Hat Pushes Forward with CentOS [VIDEO]

At the beginning of 2014, Red Hat embraced the community CentOS Linux distribution. It's a move that brought the clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) closer into the Red Hat organization. In a video interview, Paul Cormier, EVP and President at Red Hat, details how the CentOS relationship has worked out over the course of 2014. Read more

FLOSS Works – Now It Has Salesmen

Canonical claimed 20 million PCs had shipped from OEMs in 2013/2014 with Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Read more