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Old 01-19-2008, 06:10 AM   #1
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Yes, Gentoo has some issues concerning the Gentoo foundation. Yes, we are actively working on straightening out these issues. No, Gentoo is not dying. Developers are still coding, servers are still humming and moral among developers that I work with is high. The state of the foundation is not something that will stop the kernel team from releasing kernels, the KDE team from working their butts off so KDE 4 compiles on everyone’s machine, or the release team from creating and testing the forthcoming release.

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I have donated time to gentoo since it first came out. Gentoo is not what is was. When gentoo frist came out it was bleeding edge allowing it to attract mandrake users and Debian unstable users. Sometime users base their distro decision on one application.

Now gentoo is slow to get new software. When gentoo adds new soft ware the devolopers make it harder to install testing or unstable software. This cost you the users who want a bleeding edge system. If a user wants to break his system let him! Gentoo needs a stable testing and unstable profile. Having three branches would create more bug reports making more fixes possible. Would this not make Gentoo more stable than it is now?

The Gentoo how to page needs to make this very obvious to the user. Only worn about Gentoo unstable. A few users with unstable systems testing things is good for everyone.

An effort to pull overlay ebuilds into Gentoo unstable needs to be made. Pulling new programs into Gentoo will attract users.

Resultantly Linux has gained near Mac quality multi media applications a small project to support these applications could attract Mac users, people making YouTube videos, media students, and professionals.

The KDE mess cost you users! Split ebuilds cost you time you do not have. You have few working on KDE in the first place.

You can hide the truth no longer

GENTOO IS DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am willing to help if you are.


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