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paldo (rolling release) rolling release
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Description: An independently developed, upkg-based, Gnome 3-focused distribution, kept very current by rolling release and available as an installable live CD/USB iso (32 or 64 bit).
Keywords: rolling release independent gnome desktop upkg


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Old 04-05-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Registered: Dec 2014
Posts: 4

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: rolling release, independent, very current Gnome 3-focused repo
Cons: almost no visible community



paldo is still active (10+ years) and independently developed, but now as a rolling release. It was one of the early Gnome 3 and systemd adopters and is still largely vanilla, with a few customized install metapackages.

The package manager hasn't changed a bit - still command line only and slow, but it works fine with the basic upkg-install/remove/upgrade commands for packages from the online repository. If one dabbles in building packages from source it means manually configuring scripts for dependencies, though, and isn't really worth the time except for the fun of it.

Fortunately, the packages repo is sufficient for a gnome-based system and has been consistently maintained for years; it's one of the best features of the distro - kudos to the developer for reliable, bleeding-edge package updates on a roughly weekly basis.
 




  



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