[Dev] It appears there is a new Libre distro on the block

Megver83 megver83 at openmailbox.org
Thu May 25 22:19:31 GMT 2017

El 25/05/17 a las 18:08, Luke Shumaker escribió:
> On Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:36 -0400,
> jc_gargma wrote:
>> In case anyone hasn't seen the new Parabola fork,
>> https://www.hyperbola.info/
>> Aside from the name similarity, it claims most of Parabola's members are staff 
>> using hyperbola.info email addresses.
>> https://www.hyperbola.info/people/hackers/
> 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).

After André left Parabola, he wanted to make Hyperbola and invited some
of the actual Parabola hackers. Some of them accepted, but others
didn't. Of course that anyone can join anyways (without invitations). I
recently joined, but I haven't done any work yet.

> 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.

Security patches come from Debian Sid, so the trust of them depends on
your trust in Debian's security patches.

> Anyway, as far as they are trying to provide an LTS derivative of
> Parabola, I wish them the best.

Thanks! I hope we got an ISO soon.


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