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Old 03-27-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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New CrunchBang based on Debian Testing. #! 10 "Statler", coming soon


New CrunchBang based on Debian.

CrunchBang 10 "Statler", coming soon
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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It's awesome!! I've been testing the Xfce version of Crunchbang Statler (they name it after Muppets! How cool is that!?) and it's hard to believe it's an Alpha release. Of course it's built on Debian Squeeze (Testing), which is quite stable. The only thing "Alpha" about it is the Crunchbangy stuff.

Crunchbang Statler will be offered in two editions: Openbox and Xfce. My Xfce testing has been an absolute joy!

Robin
 
Old 03-29-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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Just out of interest,why the switch from Ubuntu to Debian?.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
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Just out of interest,why the switch from Ubuntu to Debian?.
It was a personal decision by the developer. CrunchBang has always been a one-man pet project, so after he made the switch to Debian for his own personal use, it made sense to switch CrunchBang as well, rather than try to support a distro he does not use.

Also I'm sure trying to keep up with Ubuntu's frantic 6-month release cycle is not easy for a busy developer. Debian has a slower, saner release cycle. A lot of the Ubuntu derivatives have made the switch to Debian; CrunchBang, Eeebuntu, Mepis, and there are even rumors circulating about Mint.

Personally I am thrilled with the change, and that's all I'll say about that here... Google "debian vs. ubuntu" if you want to learn more.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
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Google "debian vs. ubuntu" if you want to learn more
No need.You're preaching to the converted
 
Old 03-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources

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Just out of interest,why the switch from Ubuntu to Debian?.
Interview: CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources - March 21, 2010. Note he still gives praise to the Ubuntu project, which is good to see. I may not be a huge Ubuntu fan, but they've done good things and it's good when different distros & communities can get along.

Personally I see much more sense in making a derivative of Debian than a derivative of a derivative (Ubuntu) of Debian. Especially when the intermediate derivative and the final derivative have conflicting aims - e.g. CrunchBang's emphasis on lightweight, vs Ubuntu's heavy use of python, and many Gnome dependencies.

CrunchBang Statler's use of Debian Testing also suggests a higher priority on stability, compared with Ubuntu's use of Debian Unstable. That's a shift I'm very happy to see.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback Chris.
I hope the Crunchbang project continues to be successful.
 
  


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