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#1 2013-10-26 14:59:12

xor
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Registered: 2012-01-11
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SolusOS declared dead

http://fossforce.com/2013/10/solusos-li … stros-die/

it looked very promising. sad thing !  sad


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#2 2013-10-26 18:30:20

canpolat
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Registered: 2012-09-25
Posts: 113

Re: SolusOS declared dead

And here is the official announcement: http://solusos.com/closing-doors/

I was expecting Ikey Doherty to release a new version of the distro. Sad news, indeed.


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#3 2013-10-26 20:10:51

jones
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Registered: 2013-05-10
Posts: 18

Re: SolusOS declared dead

Ah, Ikey, Ikey Icarus.
A sad Solus tragedy?

Perhaps.

But what a crack.
Eh!

bless yer.


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#4 2013-10-26 22:00:23

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Re: SolusOS declared dead

It's unfortunate. As I understand it, Ikey Doherty essentially rewrote the whole desktop to be more GNOME 2.x like, and it seemed to really work well. Perhaps someone will pick it up, but it's a shame when a good distro is terminated.


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#5 2013-10-26 22:54:24

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Re: SolusOS declared dead

Especially Ikey's Distribution.
He was in the process of quite literally revamping the entire project with a new package manager, etceteral, after SolusOS Eveline went EOL.
Apparently the work was far more complicated an undertaking than even he was capable of maintaining after most of the Community slowly ebbed off to other projects and such.
Sad as far I'm concerned considering he knew it be a "make or break" situation and if Anyone could have succeeded, it most assuredly would have been Ikey.
Regardless, the Linuxverse hasn't heard the last of Mr. Doherty be that as it may.
My personal thanks to those who posted the pertinent links as I wasn't aware of the news until logging in here.


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#6 2013-10-27 12:09:04

ratcheer
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Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 248

Re: SolusOS declared dead

lcafiero wrote:

It's unfortunate. As I understand it, Ikey Doherty essentially rewrote the whole desktop to be more GNOME 2.x like, and it seemed to really work well. Perhaps someone will pick it up, but it's a shame when a good distro is terminated.

No, Ikey was planning to go with his own presentation of GNOME 3.10 and Numix on the 2.0 release. I was waiting to try it, but it is not to be. sad

Tim

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#7 2013-10-27 20:56:50

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Registered: 2012-10-25
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Re: SolusOS declared dead

The last alpha (7?) was Xfce with the Whisker menu, I think.


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#8 2013-10-27 22:00:50

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Registered: 2008-11-29
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Re: SolusOS declared dead

Anyone have a copy of the announcement? Their web page seems down.

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#9 2013-10-27 22:06:16

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Registered: 2009-10-09
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Re: SolusOS declared dead


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#10 2013-10-30 22:42:10

Tovarich Volk
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Registered: 2013-10-19
Posts: 26

Re: SolusOS declared dead

lcafiero wrote:

It's unfortunate. As I understand it, Ikey Doherty essentially rewrote the whole desktop to be more GNOME 2.x like, and it seemed to really work well. Perhaps someone will pick it up, but it's a shame when a good distro is terminated.

I think that the sad thing here is that Ikey's desktop was made redundant when Gnome 3.10 introduced 'Classic Mode' when his Consort Desktop was based on Gnome 3.8.

I actually liked the 1.xx series of Solus and used it quite a lot until a few weeks ago when I got this system.  I had been using regular Debian before, and my main peeve with it was old, out of date software. --Enter Solus which was esentially the same but with a more up to date kernel and software packages with most of the multimedia stuff already installed.

Still though, I can't fault him for ending the project when he was the only developer for it, and trying to fit it in with a full time job and a social life.

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