[CentOS-devel] geode anyone ?

Will Langford unfies at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 16:46:32 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>wrote:

> Will Langford wrote:
>
>> If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours and John can paint a house in 6
>> hours...
>>
>
> Answer: 42 ?
>

Heh.  Actually 2.4.


>
>  No, seriously.  Given the .... 'target' of CentOS as a RHEL alternative,
>> is it necessarily appropriate to attempt to support such hardware ? While I
>> can understand some energy density benefits of running an LX800, I just
>> personally don't see it as fitting with the nature of CentOS.
>>
>
> That is indeed a very good question. Let me answer that in a few hours time
> when I am on a real computer, not over NX from my phone to the computer :D
>

I actually look forward to the answer.  While I see linux or netbsd (etc) as
a good swiss army knife base for alot of hardware, I don't think targeted
distro's should attempt to swiss army knife it -- ya then get excessive
complexity or limited features due to a low lowest-common-denominator :).



>
>  Note: I'm pretty much just a quiet outsider and just a user for the most
>> part... so my opinion carries no weight.
>>
>
> No such thing, if you are using it - you automatically become a part of the
> community and voices are good.
>

This is the 'developers' list :).  As such, I'd imagine it'd be more for
people working on advancing the distro heh.  My only experience with CentOS
is remote dedicated servers -- I don't believe I've actually ever manually
installed it.  I've worked with 4.x and 5.0... have yet to experience 5.1.
 So far I've been very very happy with CentOS in general.  My 4.x box got
violated a couple times, even rooted heh :(.  The 5.0 installation seems to
be doing much better.  I've had some issues with getting up to date ant/java
stuff for WowzaMediaServer/Red5, but all in all, I'd say I'm really happy
with 5.0.

Here at work, we still use RH9.0 on production servers that go into the
field (not broke, dont fix it).  If we ever need to do a major update due to
hardware limitations or similar... and a new distro makes sense, it'll be
CentOS (gotta love being the top of decision making hehehe)... it's been
rock solid on my remote machines (other than the poor 4.x box heh).

-Will
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