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#1 2015-02-07 01:32:56

Anthony(y)
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I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

Hello,

So I've been trying to get back into Linux since I stopped using my Ubuntu partition entirely a year or so ago. Stumbled across CrunchBang but just saw the post called "THE END."

I was wondering if anyone was thinking of taking the source or atleast part of it, and continuing the development. Again, just curious, this distro just looks so good and even though I've never used #! before I felt somewhat sad that it was being discontinued.

Thoughts? :)

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#2 2015-02-07 02:04:08

th3pun15h3r
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

Many people have been able to move it to Jessie (aka janice) by changing repos.  I myself found a great post to switch it from wheezy to Jessie and the new kernel sets it up great ootb for the acer c710 chromebook.  Also native netflix with google chrome etc.

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#3 2015-02-07 06:54:04

Digit
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

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#4 2015-02-07 06:55:45

KrunchTime
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

"...taking the source..."  It's basically Debian with some customization.  I know of at least one individual who could probably pull off continuing it, but I'm not sure he is interested since he BBQ's (hint) his own.  But CrunchBang is not just the distro, it's the community as well and I haven't found a better Linux community than this one.  It will be hard to duplicate IMO.

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#5 2015-02-07 07:00:23

pvsage
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

@Anthony(y):  Quite a few of us are looking at the .deb packages that make CrunchBang what it is with the hopes of coming up with our own solutions to, for example, take a Debian netinstall and turn it into something Crunchy.  (In my case, I hope to come up with two versions: one that includes all the nonfree goodies that CrunchBang has traditionally come with, and one that has no dependencies outside of "main".)

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#6 2015-02-07 07:02:10

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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

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#7 2015-02-07 10:12:39

Anthony(y)
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

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#8 2015-02-07 12:37:04

Enigma
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(


The beauty of living things is not the atoms that go into it,
but the way those atoms are put together.

Carl Sagan

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#9 2015-02-07 13:29:16

rmcellig
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

I, like so many was very sad to hear about Crunchbang. I have always had this amazing distro on all my machines and although I tried and continue to try out other distros, I always came back to Crunchbang. I stumbled along the way learning linux through this great distro and if it wasn't for the excellent Crunchbang community, I might still be trying to figure out  fstab is and what crontabs are for.

My hope is that something will come out of this and that some variant of Crunchbang will emerge.

In the meantime, can I still use Crunchbang? Will the security updates and regular debian updates still be available? Any recomended distro alternatives I can try out? I tried Manjaro Openbox. Very interesting distro but it at least for me lacks the speed and simplicity of Crunchbang. For the moment, I am using Xubuntu as my main distro.

Again, I want to thank the entire Crunchbang community and this EXCELLENT forum for helping me along the way over the past few years!!

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#10 2015-02-07 13:32:25

pvsage
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

@rmcellig:  Waldorf will continue to receive security updates for as long as Wheezy is oldstable.  After that, it is up to Debian whether to provide Long-Term Support for Wheezy.

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#11 2015-02-07 14:14:15

th3pun15h3r
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#12 2015-02-07 14:24:23

Anthony(y)
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#13 2015-02-07 14:43:21

Bob E
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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

A while back, somewhere on this forum, I read a post about how "running sid is better than running testing because bugs are fixed almost right away on sid." Last month I got Jessie-curious and tried Sparky LXDE, Sparky Xfce, and SolydX...unfavorable results on all. Then I went to Siduction. Long story short, I now have a dual-boot Siduction LXDE and Siduction Xfce and haven't had any problems at all.

To each their own, but I think sid and Siduction is my future.

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#14 2015-02-08 01:10:15

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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

@Bob E: use the remaining time until the freeze is over and try to break siduction as hard as you can smile this will lower the steep learning curve if the repos are flooded with untested stuff right after the freeze - and trust me, that will break things.

PS: Don't forget to read the upgrade warnings in the forum, may be helpful.

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#15 2015-02-10 05:38:36

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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

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#16 2015-02-12 02:20:40

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Re: I'm New Here... Just Found out That Development was Halting :(

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#17 2015-02-12 03:27:01

AnInkedSoul
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