Posted by: Anonymous
on August 08, 2008 12:30 AM
For me, the point with Gentoo is to build a system from scratch that's optimized for the exact hardware that I have - with a strict regime for applications and so on. That's fine, but my second point isn't. To run it stable and up to date as long as the machine is operative.
The problem is all about confidence. In my book Gentoo is the ultimate "distro" but the organisation seems volatile and appears to be in need of structure and stabilitymeasures. Looking forward to that day, but Gentoo lost a lot of time and trust. Some statements explaining the delays of 2008.0 - made by Gentoo staff - did indeed lower my expectations.
I'm prepared to revisit Gentoo - but not until they have hammered out a rock solid organisation. Consistency and reliability are key issues.