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Old 01-08-2020, 05:19 PM   #1
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Is Bodhi under active development?


Hello! I'm a rather experienced Linux user (mainly Ubuntu and Linux Mint). Now I'd like to give Bodhi a try, because I think it's an interesting option for very old hardware.

But before I dive in: is Bodhi still under active development?
 
Old 01-08-2020, 08:44 PM   #2
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Per their website, they are working on the next version. I have v. 5 in a VM and it gets updates.

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Old 01-09-2020, 04:03 AM   #3
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Hello there

Yes, Bodhi is actively maintained by Ylee as main developer and me, with some help from people around. Bodhi 5.1 should be out in august 2019 but due to some minor troubles we postponed it to 2020. Anyway, with installing BL 5.0 and its upgrading, your system will be updated to last moksha release. Moksha is our desktop which recorded the most changes.

Enjoy

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Old 01-09-2020, 06:09 AM   #4
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Good to hear, thanks for the information! I'm looking for a replacement for Lubuntu, which isn't very lightweight anymore due to the switch to LXQt.

Bodhi looks like a promising candidate; I particularly like the Ubuntu LTS codebase and the fact that the iso fits on a CD (!).
 
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:59 PM   #5
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I haven't tried Lubuntu with LXQt but yeah, we forked Enlightenment E17 as it was in the past and made many improvements (stability included) without affecting performance and beauty and also system resources. Although our base is still Ubuntu with their releases.

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Old 01-09-2020, 09:40 PM   #6
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As one who has used Enlightenment off and on for years, I must say that the Moksha UI is a nice piece of work.
 
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:07 PM   #7
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Lubuntu with LXQt is nice works well for me, perhaps a little rough around the edges and still needs work but I like it. As far as rough around the edges and still needs work, Moksha is in the same boat.

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Hello! I'm a rather experienced Linux user (mainly Ubuntu and Linux Mint). Now I'd like to give Bodhi a try, because I think it's an interesting option for very old hardware.

But before I dive in: is Bodhi still under active development?
Most certainly Bodhi is under active development. But we are a small perhaps not widely used distro and we just lack alot of developers. Nonetheless, I work on something Bodhi related almost daily. And Štefan (the_waiter) is as active as me if not more active. We both have periods of alot of work and periods of working on other things or taking some time off ... family, jobs life, vacations ...

But yes we are active and do our best to get things running well, fixing bugs and improving things. And yes it is a great option for older hardware. I have used it on some very old hardware (20+ years old) with good success. If the iso boots up and works ok on your system you should have little problems.
 
  


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