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Re: Final release [message #17076 is a reply to message #17073] Sun, 27 July 2008 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
cbpporter is currently offline  cbpporter
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Registered: September 2007
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Well the GoboLinux experiment was a failure Smile.

I absolutely love the way they set up the filesystem! It is a great idea! Maybe some day a distro with money will pick it up, kick in the ass the unnecessarily complicated out of historic reasons filesystem layout and do something like this. And also they didn't seem to have any problems with finding executables and launching them from command line thanks to their clever links system.

But on the other hand, the package manager is an absolute disaster. The GUI has a very unintuitive interface and completely unstable. I had to drop to the command line, which doesn't seem to have any stability problem, but faces the rest of the problems of the GUI. I tried for 3 hours to install a couple of simple packages. Gobo was even nice enough to show me the new versions available online. But all I could get was conflicts, circular dependencies and consoles full of cryptic messages which on on line say successes, or done, and on the other failed. Which is it now?

So IMO it is a great idea, but i think the devs just don't have the resources or the project didn't have time to mature yet. I'll definitely check out the next version. Maybe they'll fix the package manager.
 
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