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Old 02-11-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
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Good Distro for programming


What would be a good programming distro for making games w/ C++?
debian, fedora, mandrake, slack, xandros, libranet, suse?

I'm thinking mainly debian, fedora, or mandrake.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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They all have the same development tools available. Use what you are most comfortable with.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:35 PM   #3
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Strike is right.
I use different distros at work with my development projects, but that is mainly because of bulkyness vs. nonbulkyness (yes it is a word now

Anywho... I do recommend a distro that isn't too hefty. I'd say slack.

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Old 02-11-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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Is the slack development team very big? I want to get a distro that will update to the latest stable software fairly often.

and how easy is it to use? I might just go with mandrake, whenever 10 comes out.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:57 PM   #5
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:10 AM   #6
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The slack development team is Patrick and few others. He doesn't usually (ever?) modify programs at all from there official release versions. But his distribution is very clean, and very easy to configure (so long as you know your way around a text editor). He does go for the fancy stuff, but it works, and it is fast. You'll find if you keep up with slackware-current you pretty much always have the newest stable stuff around. (Emphasis on STABLE).
 
Old 02-12-2004, 05:33 PM   #7
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What are some other debian based distros because I had problems with debian itself.

Isn't there mepis, knoppix, and i know there's a lot more.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 05:58 PM   #8
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http://www.distrowatch.com/stats.php...n=independence Yup, about 100 more when you consider the whole tree of distributions that Debian is the parent to.
 
  


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