I have a little problem with my otherwise so fancy operating system: No upates since like 2 weeks! While that wouldn’t be of any concern if I was computing on Debian or Ubuntu, in Arch it’s a bit different. Depending on the agressivity of your update policy settings, as an ArchLinux user you can get up to 6 updates/day! But in the last two weeks there was nothing! Not a thing going on, no sign of life.
Oh my. Could it be, that like so many other small distro projects, the devs of this very young and fresh distro have already given up?
And now, something beautiful comes into play: The fact that the dev of Namib GNU/Linux isn’t Bill Gates or Steve Jobs or some other faceless microserve but a nerdy schoolboy from Quebec/Canada, we have direct access to him. That’s one of the coolest things about all the Linuxy lifestyle: Direct access to every information. No need for senseless speculation.
So, Orca just sent an email to frederic2ec, the owner and head honcho of Namib GNU/Linux:
almost 2 weeks sice I received the last update. Is something wrong?
Usually upstream Arch sends out many more updates, and in shorter
intervalls. Sometimes 6 times a day. But during the last 2 weeks there
I’m very concerned and don’t wanna lose this fine distro.
And I promptly received an answer. Directly from the horse’s mouth, so to say:
Hi,The last two weeks I was busy with school and exam and I didn’t have time for updating the distro. I finished school yesterday so the update will come back in the week and the next ISO too.Thank you