Many Updates To Xfce - Will xubuntu 11.10 Update To Them?

Mișu Moldovan dumol at
Tue Feb 14 10:32:51 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:57, Gour <gour at> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:17:10 +0200
> Mișu Moldovan <dumol at> wrote:
>> I would argue that Gentoo is closer to the spirit of BSD.
> I used Gentoo for >5yrs befor moving to Arch and still believe that Arch
> is closer to FreeBSD starting from init scripts to having support for
> *both* binary and source packages and to me it is kind of 'sweet spot'
> between Gentoo and Ubuntu in a sense that for the most part of the
> system there are binary packages (I never really felt that my Gentoo
> system was much quicker for the price of compiling everything) and it is
> still very easy (PKGBUILDs are even simpler than portage scripts) to
> build from the source.

Don't want to derail this discussion so I will stop at pointing out
that Gentoo also supports binary packages and it doesn't force you to
upgrade to the latest and greatest as Arch does AFAICT. I am not a fan
of compiling the office suites or the big browsers and I enjoy
downgrading a package now and then or even abstain from upgrading,
sometimes for years.


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