About Source Mage
Posted Aug 4, 2005 14:22 UTC (Thu) by komarek
Parent article: About Source Mage
After searching high and low for a distro (having used GNU/Linux since the early 90s), I had used Sorceror for one month and loved it. Then Kyle went berserk and wiped out the ibiblio archive (I think that was where it was). Things were messy for a while, I gave up, and switched to Gentoo. I've used gentoo since.
Gentoo *still* doesn't compete with Sorceror for simplicity, ease of adding a package, visibility of and ability to manipulate the build queue, and ease of maintenance. Gentoo's USE flags come straight from hell, and I usually have to build an application a few times to get things they way I wanted -- ufed is terrible, but emerge --verbose can be helpful. Sorcerer's build system is simply the best I've seen.
I'm glad to see that sourcemage is still going after all this time. Maybe I'll switch back the next time I reinstall.
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