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RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8


You keep saying "such old systems", when I'm running a DSL version released only a few months ago.

To be fair, DSL is "old" in that it has retained many older libraries, but the distro is being regularly updated with new features and applications (glibc is 2.3.2 afaik). Most other distros opt for "bigger and newer" when those two words are often not synonymous with "better". If DSL were to follow suit, it's primary goal of reviving old hardware would be lost. If I understand what John said, the issue is in the kernel version rather than libraries anyway. DSL uses an updated 2.4 kernel rather than suffer the bloat and the loss of older hardware support that comes with 2.6

It is frustrating sometimes, particularly when attempting to add new versions of many applications, but it serves an important purpose that is served by very few others. Too many devs put their focus mainly on "cutting edge" distros like Ubuntu, and even installing from source often fails on systems older than a year or two.

Keep in mind also that DSL is one of only a couple of distributions that provide the latest version of murgaLua (or any version, really) in its base, and it's still in the top 10 on distrowatch so apparently many people don't consider it a terribly old system. I've tried many popular and new distros over the last few years, and most of them are too flaky to trust. Once in a while I find something that is stable and fast, and DSL is one of those.

btw, even if it was 3 years old, I don't believe that's terribly old. I ran a Slackware system as my desktop for 4 years, and when upgrading it was only to see what was new. As it turned out I wish I had not "upgraded". The only reason I haven't gone back to the older version is because my installation disks are damaged.
Then again, that system also had a 2.4 kernel.

04-17-2008 03:48 AM
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MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-14-2008, 03:29 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - mikshaw - 04-15-2008, 08:40 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - mikshaw - 04-15-2008, 08:56 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-15-2008, 11:58 PM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - mikshaw - 04-16-2008, 03:55 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-16-2008, 09:48 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-16-2008, 06:56 PM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - jpjacobs - 04-16-2008, 09:57 PM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-16-2008, 11:00 PM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - Juergen - 04-17-2008, 01:55 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - mikshaw - 04-17-2008 03:48 AM
RE: MurgaLua 0.6.8 - JohnMurga - 04-17-2008, 05:04 PM

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