Did he mean Debian with its "standard" desktop (Gnome)....
Nope, don't think so.
...or did he mean building our own systems from the base system utilities on up...
This is more what I took him to mean. For the longest time, I didn't understand the need to Ubuntu (this was when #! was Ubuntu based) or any other distro based on Debian. I thought, "why not just use plain Debian"? But, now I realize that plain (Vanilla) Debian is more work than most Linux users are willing to do, thus the need for some of the set-up work to already be done by someone else. There are just too many choices with Debian for many folks, but that is what has lead to so many spin-off distributions. Difference ways for different folks.
Seems Corenominal was thinking that most #! users are advanced enough that they could build what they want from Debian just like he did with #!.
Does there have to be a new name for a community version of #!? Can't the community just continue development under the same name?
If a new name is necessary, I think I would like to see it stay as close to possible to the original CrunchBang. I like CrunchBang2 (#!2) or even +! (would that be called PlusBang?) Don't like that name so much. Maybe CrunchBang+ would be better.
If a totally new distro is what is called for, then I don't really care what it's name it. Like Corenominal indicated, I don't really see a need for yet another distro. I've just been using plain Debian for a while now anyway.
Like so many others, I'm sad to see #! end even though I have not ran it in more than a year. Still I visited the forum almost every day, so I'm happy the community will continue (at least for the near future). I don't currently have a "favorite" distro, and use a few different ones on a daily basis, and sad to say, while I really like the #! look and feel, it just didn't function OOTB the best way for my work flow and habits.
All the best to Phillip...hope to see you around. I'll probably visit the forum for as long as it's up. Also, please don't ever just close the forum down, there is too much valuable info here that could be lost forever.
Oh!... I was think of installing Debian Jessie: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/jessie_di_beta_2/
But now that I think about it, you were looking for Jessie based Crunchbang, right? Yeah, that doesn't exist yet.
You may have trouble if trying to run the live system, but it should install and run on that sytem with pre-configured 128MB swap space.
You might also want to look at AntiX, it's another Debian based distro that is even lighter on resources than #!.
Either way, if there is any way possible to install more RAM, you will have a much better experience.
I remember well my first system. It was back around 1970, and I had saved the money I made at an after school job to by it. It was some kind of cheap tuner with a turntable on top of it, and a couple of two-way speakers. My mom helped my buy it at Sears (I think).
Later on during the late 70's, after I had graduated from school and held a full time job, I bought a pair of Advent Large speakers, a Advent Model 300 receiver and Sony turn table. Still have all those components, except for the receiver which died, even though I've owed other pieces since. Don't seem to have much time for it anymore, especially since the wife doesn't share my interest in music.
Well, the forum search button is the magnifying glass in the upper right corner. Sorry, but that's the only question I have an answer for, since I'm not on a #! box right now. But there is a menu editing tool in the menu, as I recall. VLC always opens a new instance for me too, but I don't know why.
Well, I've been messing around with smb.conf some more, and I've finally got my share directory to show up in Windows network browser. But now I'm having permission issues. "\\ubuntu-server\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use thes network resource." That after having entered the server user name and password.
Making progress...but still hurdles to get over.
What's in your smb.conf?
[share] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share path = /srv/samba/share browsable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0755
So I'm setting up a home file server based on...Ubuntu-Server. Sorry about that, but I just wanted to see what it would be like using Ubuntu-Server instead of a desktop system for this project.
Anyway, I have Ubuntu installed on a RAID1 disk set-up, got samba installed and configured, did the following:
sudo mkdir -p /srv/samba/share sudo chown nobody.nogroup /srv/samba/share/ sudo restart smbd
to make a shared directory. And here is where I need help. From Windows XP ["My Network Places">Microsoft Windows Network>workgroup>ubuntu-server] shows up in the Windows network browser, but the only thing listed in the file manager under \\ubuntu-server is "Printers and Faxes". The shared directory I made doesn't show up. If I SSH into the server from Windows and do ls from the command prompt, the shared directory is listed. I installed a window manager, thinking it would make things easier for me than using only the command line. And my shared directory shows up in a file manager on the server, just can't seem to get it to show up on clients.
Same thing if I browse the network from another Linux desktop machine. Ubuntu-servers shows up in the list of machines on the network, but "print$" is the only directory visible.
What am I doing wrong? Or failing to do?