slax wrote:also i forgot to mention this has also happened before... with the ¨little helpers¨ packagers from the mypclinuxos forum which are now unity linux.
even than there were fighting which resulted in many great devs leaving pclos community....
I have noticed several mistakes which have not been recognised as such by their authors, since Texstar has stepped backwards for his health. I can point to typical examples. I have myself been banned because I was considered as one bringing new things for a while then, and did some mistakes I was about to fix (changing the way the installer was available in the Edu version has been the drop over the vase... so what ?)
The mistakes done by the new team was such that official and non official spinoffs where endangered, such as PCLinuxOS Openbox, such as Astronomy built on Openbox Bonsai and even such as Lxde PCLinuxOS. The mistakes, clearly said : not downgrade pcmanfm to a stable version, change the Openbox 32bits package which was working. (The first 2 pages of the related thread which has been removed has a copy in a safe place, which can be provided to anyone who wants to read it). And more recently a simple Thunar file manager needeed several hundreds of depends, then the paste few days the program Calibre and a few more docx and I don't know what python-qt packages where pulled in by programs such as a Kde one, or by a simple task-hp-printing, which is extraordinary.
So the actual official team now feels well, no more "trouble makers". Just a question here : how come there is a separate Gnome website and forum, when any other Linux/Gnu distro has all flavors gathered on the same banner ? Don't I remember a time back in 2009 when the Gnome updates have been endangered by a lack of testing and care towards the Gnome versions ? As you say, all this in pclinuxos is not new !
My idea is such : the Unity team does an interesting job, so I have tested and brought feedback for the Alpha 1 cli 2012 and will do the next when it will be available, because it could be an interesting candidate for a replacement and because the people working there are very nice ! (hi Unity team !
The other distributions having potential candidates for a replacement are Sabayon : some devs of their community have packaged openbox-menu, and some other have started to work on a gui Sabayon Control Center, plus created a new gui for the entropy package manager, which should replace Equo in the next months or so.
My interest goes towards all distros which can come close to a rolling release model, easiness for end users, and possibilities to build your own on it. Ubuntu precise as a LTS which will last 5 years is also a candidate for me, and I started to study how to make a Remix From Scratch. And I also did my very first packages : a openbox-menu for Debian, and one for Ubuntu. Still needs some tests and perhaps enhancement, and at same time does work in an Ubuntu install.
To end with, we have been preparing the nest for a new website which will promote all this idea, and have a forum for all : French and English speaking people who want to share and help each other, without distros preferences. This should be ready very next, and will have for name "Linux Village". All will be welcome there under this rule "be polite, be helpful".
Regards to all,