[Dev] It appears there is a new Libre distro on the block
lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Thu May 25 22:08:11 GMT 2017
On Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:36 -0400,
> In case anyone hasn't seen the new Parabola fork,
> Aside from the name similarity, it claims most of Parabola's members are staff
> using hyperbola.info email addresses.
Most of the people listed there are are former Parabola developers who
left the project last month after some internal drama. The only
overlap with current Parabola developers I see are megver83,
gaming4jc, and heckyel.
> I'm not making any judgements, it just saddens me to see divided efforts.
Hyperbola seems to be trying to be an "LTS" Parabola, which is
certianly a thing that would be useful. Past attempts to deliver this
for Arch-derivatives typically die out due to lack of dedication; were
anyone but André heading it up, I would suspect the same fate for it.
(IIRC, smv once tried to start such a derivative of Parabola, before
realizing that he didn't have enough time for either).
OTOH, it seems it be putting an emphasis on security. TBF, I'm not
sure they have a team that I would trust to evaluate security patches.
Anyway, as far as they are trying to provide an LTS derivative of
Parabola, I wish them the best.
~ Luke Shumaker
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