Re: [dev] Linux distros that don't suck too too much

From: Aditya Goturu <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 16:57:51 +0530

I actually asked juan rp about that plist thing, he said it was
because he had experience with it on netbsd with proplib, which he
then ported as portable proplib:

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Teodoro Santoni <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 2016-05-11 12:56 GMT+02:00, Nick <>:
>> Hi folks,
>> A few nights ago my too-expensive laptop met with too-cheap wine and now
>> it is a far-too-expensive brick. As it's therefore time for me to
>> install a new OS on a new laptop, I was wondering what people would
>> recommend. I've been using Debian Stable for years now, which while it
>> sucks does work well enough that I don't have to think about it very
>> much, so I can do more interesting things with my time. But particularly
>> after reading a few good articles about issues with debian [0] [1] I
>> find myself wondering if there's a better option out there. A rolling
>> release distribution would be fine with me, but only if it didn't break
>> often at all; I enjoyed using Gentoo years ago when I was a student, but
>> keeping it working took a lot of time that I do not want to dedicate to
>> keeping a working system these days. I'd like to try something like
>> morpheus [2], but I suspect that would take quite a lot of time and
>> energy to get going and maintain.
> I've used Void Linux for some times now.
> The only thing that breaks sometimes it's the package manager
> and its build tree. But 99% of the time it turns up without any intervention.
> More on it: it doesn't seem so shitty when you use it (I find it
> better than apt),
> but uses xml files (.plist) as package database.
> If you'll give up with Gentoo, i recommend it.

Aditya Goturu
"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, We’ve always done it
this way" - Grace Hopper
Pubkey 4096R/727CEEED on
Received on Wed May 11 2016 - 13:27:51 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Wed May 11 2016 - 13:36:12 CEST