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1 • keep up the good work (author: Mahmut Sedat Erogul, email/web site: firstname.lastname@example.org, date & time: 2003-06-09 12:56:15 GMT) |
Distrowatch is the main source for me about new distributios, and new versions of distributions. I visit it at least twice a day for learning whats new in distributions; and news about evaluations of distributions. Thanks for your efforts; keep up the good work :)
2 • Applications (author: Anonymous, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 01:11:06 GMT)
As I visite this site (also) to keep up with the newest released major application versions, how about including applications into the "Released last week"/"Expected this week" sections (the latter of course being more interesting :-)?
Also does already any result exist which new applications will be tracked in future?
3 • Esthetic web site... (author: Yusuf Miroglu, email/web site: email@example.com, date & time: 2003-06-09 13:39:39 GMT)
Distrowatch is the best web site with great content. No need to worry about esthetic! Thanks distrowatch!
4 • RE: Applications (author: ladislav, email/web site: http://www.distrowatch.com, date & time: 2003-06-09 13:45:38 GMT)
There are several excellent specialist package tracking sites (Freshmeat, Icewalkers...), so I think that we should keep DistroWatch for monitoring distributions and leave package monitoring to other sites. As for the annual package revision - I've received about 150 requests to include in the tables. Most of them won't make it, I am afraid. I haven't finalised the list, but those packages that received more than one vote will more than likely get in: vsftpd, apt4rmp, blender, scribus, imapd, zlib, cinelera, libogg, libvorbis, netbeans, eclipse, tomcat and a few others - I am still going to look at them in more detail before making the final decision.
5 • Thanks (author: Brian Wallace, email/web site: firstname.lastname@example.org, date & time: 2003-06-09 14:17:16 GMT)
For over a year I have eagerly anticipated each new article, ditribution really. This is my favorite web site - linux and-or-not.
Keep up the great work.
6 • Congratulations on a job well done! (author: Quan, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 14:21:15 GMT)
I visit the site practically daily to check for new releases. You are right about one thing: I am one of those people who are curious not just about the new release, but also the introduction of new distributions. These new distro not only shows creativity but make it very clear that there isn't a single distro that meets everyone's expectation.
Thanks for all your hard work to make this site an enjoyable visit.
7 • Serious Linux Journalism :-) (author: Leo, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 15:24:00 GMT)
What I love about DistroWatch is that it is a serious attempt at comparing Linux distributions. Ladislav has his own opinions, but he does a great job at putting his opinions apart from the selection of information. This is a rare quality in Linux on-line journalism (except for the LinuxJournal and a few other exceptions). Keep it going. And thanks a lot !
8 • Give Ladi an applause! (author: Maurice, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 16:08:47 GMT)
Distrowatch is the only Linux website I look through every day!
9 • Site (author: Madcrutch, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 16:36:58 GMT)
I have recommended your site to anyone and everyone interested in linux. I check it daily for new distros.
Maybe you could create a separate frame for news links. Keep up the good work.
10 • Two Suggestions (author: Paul, email/web site: not supplied, date & time: 2003-06-09 20:18:08 GMT)
Okay, so one I may get trolled for but that is why I love forums. First, you could have an "in the news" section that shows everything about Linux, and really OSS in general, being in the news, like SCO stuff.
Secondly, since there is only 3 BSD ops, it would be nice if they were added. More importantly, FreeBSD. I think it would be nice to compare those. In truth, it runs linux software better then some of the distros on here.
Well, I love the site and keep up the good work.
11 • Bravo Zulu (author: justaguynsrq, email/web site: email@example.com, date & time: 2003-06-10 02:29:04 GMT)
Great site, Zero complaints. Your hard work and committment is greatly appreciated. Need I say more?
12 • BSD (author: Nathaniel McCallum, email/web site: http://www.natemccallum.com, date & time: 2003-06-10 02:51:12 GMT)
I also echo the request for a BSD section! They are a valuable part of the open source community.
13 • Good luck (author: LPH, email/web site: firstname.lastname@example.org, date & time: 2003-06-10 03:32:13 GMT)
Good luck with this new section. Keep up the good work and thanks for all of your support.
14 • Excellent site (author: Andrew, email/web site: email@example.com, date & time: 2003-06-10 05:41:25 GMT)
Let me take this opportunity to say this is a great site I visit almost every day, and it has been of great use to me. Where else could I find all these little distros all under one roof? I like the idea of DistroWatch weekly, too. But I would vote against including general news, BSD stuff and the like. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against BSD - it's great. But as for DistroWatch, remember: "Do one thing and do it well", this is the Unix way :) I would be more interested in reviews of some of these less known distros. For example, this new Lorma. What's it like? How would it compare to, say, JAMD Linux? These are the types of articles I'd love to see, perhaps in the weekly column.
Keep up the good work - much appreciated (yes, I did become a member)
15 • your new forums (author: shanon, email/web site: www.irvinehosting.net, date & time: 2003-06-10 05:47:01 GMT)
Congrats ladislav, I like the new reader comment area. Remember when I requested this feature earlier this year? Glad you decided to try it anyway!
This site is ready to take off. I would suggest offering this reader comment area for every news item. I would love to read about what people think of knoppix and all the new releases out there.
Build it and they will come. Good job!
16 • RE: BSD (author: ladislav, email/web site: http://www.distrowatch.com, date & time: 2003-06-10 05:49:41 GMT)
OK, here is the deal, guys: If I get 5 new people to join Timesavers http://www.distrowatch.com/timesavers.php before the next edition of DistroWatch Weekly is out (next Monday), I'll include FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD straight away. Adding new pages, extracting package version numbers and monitoring releases takes time and effort - I am sure your realise that. Same with new packages - it's easy to write and say "could you include this packages, I really need it". But consider how much effort it takes to check 150 distributions, some of which have had 10 or more releases to get to the package versions. It's only fair that I get paid for the work. I think.
Any takers? It only costs US$17.50 to join Timesavers and you'll get plenty of other benefits (as soon as the new features are implemented).
17 • Sco / Linux / Distrowatch (author: Ghost S.A., email/web site: firstname.lastname@example.org, date & time: 2003-06-10 08:32:03 GMT)
Sco must stop their claims and let the big "Linux" loose.
It is about to change the why computing is being done.
Distrowatch keep up the good work. With a site like this you and us (All Linux users) will make Linux a household name and OS of choice.
Linux to rule , Wind*ws to fall.
18 • Package tracking (by Nitroushhh at 2003-06-10 13:38:24 GMT)
I'm sure its a discusion that has no end but hopefully it wont fill up this comment list.
I saw that mplayer wasn't listed in the possible additions to the package tracking list.
Personally I've had much more success with mplayer than xine and its also the default player in SuSE so I think it would be worth tracking. Especially as both players have not yet reached 1.0 and an often mentioned negative for Linux is poor media support.
And can i make a suggestion: For areas of Linux news/information out of the scope of distrowatch could you provide links. Say for Freshmeat as you mentioned above.
for info i have no link with mplayer or freshmeat and I'm still very interested in Xine.
19 • RE: Package tracking (by ladislav at 2003-06-10 14:20:30 GMT)
I saw that mplayer wasn't listed in the possible additions to the package tracking list.
That's because mplayer is already tracked and has been so for over a year - see the packages page at http://www.distrowatch.com/packages.php.
20 • Doh !!! (by Nitroushhh at 2003-06-10 16:31:37 GMT)
How did i miss that ???
I must be working too hard.
21 • THANKS (by Brian Plummer on 2003-06-11 02:27:18 GMT)
Thanks so much for making a quality website!!!!!!!!! I visit the site every couple of days to stay on top of the latest releases and really enjoy the wide range of coverage. I am really thankfull that this site has almost become a definitive list of linux distros. Whenever i'm bored i look through the list and try and find an interesting distro to try out. Thank You!!!
I am a big fan of the livecd and mini section. Thank you for catering to these two crowds.
Whatever new features you add to the site be sure to keep them simple and don't wander away from what you do best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An opinion column would be a nice addition and offer some insight behind the different distros. Please be sure to differentiate in a clear and obvious way between the opinion columns and news columns:-) I'm sure you will though:-)
p.s. I think that the layout of the site is very logical and quite pleaseing to the eye!!! You've done a marvelous job all the way around!!!!!!!
Thanks again for the wonderfull site!!!!!!
22 • mplayer (by Visitor on 2003-06-11 07:25:54 GMT)
posted by Nitroushhh
[QUOTE]I saw that mplayer wasn't listed in the possible additions to the package tracking list.[/QUOTE]
havn't mplayer gone final...
...and stopped in development... i think so..
23 • mplayer (by Nitroushhh on 2003-06-11 10:37:17 GMT)
I think this is getting a bit detailed and off subject but...
The mplayer website has changes in cvs area of the download page. Some just a few days old so things would appear to be moving forward still.
24 • Comentarios desde Chile (by Jaime Carvajal at 2003-06-11 13:43:25 GMT)
Hace un poco más de un año, alguien me habló de ésta página y me he convertido en un adicto.
Gracias a ella descubrí el enorme y rico mundo detrás de GNU/Linux y me asombré con la gran cantidad de proyectos existente y, al fin, logré salir de RH y MDK.
La website es fácil, concentrada en el contenido, y no te entretiene con "monerías". Valor agregado es que puedes monitorear el desarrollo de las distros y extraer valiosa información para presentaciones y exposiciones.
Como feedback, podría señalarse el acceso a Distrowatch Weekly en el home.
Genial la idea de concentrar la semana en ésta sección.
Cuenten con mi apoyo.
25 • Great Site (by Winston Lake at 2003-06-11 19:42:19 GMT)
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you what a great job you're doing here. This is the ONLY site needed to keep up to date on the various distros!!
You've got my subscription, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
26 • BSD (by Paul on 2003-06-12 20:13:53 GMT)
Only 2 more people are needed to get BSD rollin
"won't somebody think of the children!"
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