Return to Gentoo
So, I’m no longer using Ubuntu on any of my computers at home (okay, its still on one box, but I don’t really use that one and will reformat it when I get the chance). It was fun while it lasted, but some things started to annoy me and I could not deal with it anymore. So, what bothered me? Here’s a short list:
- How bugs get fixed and pushed out. So, what does this mean exactly? Take for example this: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/psycopg2/+bug/108067. This bug alone caused me great headaches at work since the package is completely useless on my 64bit installation. Not a big deal for one package, but if that is how they are going to handle getting fixes out, I’m not going to be too happy.
- I like being on the bleeding edge. There are lots of cool things in Ubuntu, and getting stuff to work is extremely easy (most of the time), but the turnaround time on getting new and exciting things is 6 months.
- The overall community. Yes, Ubuntu is easy, so the community that you have is not as technical as I’m used to. Yea yea, go ahead and say Gentoo is full of ricers (they are just a very very vocal minority), but there are certainly people that know more about how things work using Gentoo, so its a different atmosphere, and I like it.
Only a few things really, but I just got fed up and decided to switch back to what I know and am used to.
So, I’m back to using Gentoo now and slowly starting to look at bug reports again and trying to help where I can. Am I going to try and become a developer again? Who knows, I’m seeing how I like being involved again and take it from there.