Trident project released a beta image following their alpha releases in the past two months.
For those who missed this developing transition, of Trident leaving its TrueOS/FreeBSD base and moving to linux using Void as its base, here is a summary of what you are missing. It has been a common story for a distribution being fed-up with linux development, developers being consumed to modify their software around systemd-functionality, and have moved to some form of a BSD-unix base. As far as we know there hasn’t been an effort to leave BSD to come to linux. So Trident is drawing its own path making it now a 2 way street. Here are a couple of juicy quotes of their late announcements:
…Currently, Project Trident is based on FreeBSD and uses the TrueOS build framework. Over the years, we have accumulated multiple long-standing issues with the underlying FreeBSD OS. Issues with hardware compatibility, communications standards, or package availability continue to limit Project Trident users…..
Is reddit’s r/linux just a front of IBM’s marketing agents? Under what remote logic would an announcement for a 5 year old distribution be removed and how could it possibly violate r/linux strict code of ethics?
Obarun: New for December …. upgraded yes, new not at all.
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Those are the same tactics utilized across news-sites that appear to be “objectively” promoting linux in general, forums of systemd-only distributions, social media rooms and pages. The idea is to portray linux to new users inquiring about linux while on MSwindows, MACos, Android etc. as a systemd related operating system ONLY. Continue reading
There couldn’t be a better birthday gift to sysdfree.wordpress.com than an active community participation as in the dbus exorcism thread that has an active discussion on the project. https://sysdfree.wordpress.com/232
A year has gone by and the “service daemon” systemd is still prevalent in the number of linux distributions; we can’t speculate on the number of users. So we are not as effective and as “organized” as a community to defeat it yet. Therefore we must try harder. We should take a step back though and assess the status and development of the community consciously striving to stay away from systemd, its derivatives, and its relatives. Continue reading
It seems that “Speck” is a long term project to standardize encryption that goes around the internet. It seems as the NSA has been the primary force proposing what is “pretty good” encryption and what is not. It doesn’t take a genius to assume that only encryption that can be decrypted by the NSA can be proposed. So this set of new rules is making its way into your open and free software. It is in Linux 4.17, not on 4.16 or previous ones, and 4.17.1 was just announced as stable yesterday. Continue reading
Maybe I Take Back What I Said About Dbus by FigOSdev
Despite what I’ve said about worrying about Bus1 (I’m not worried) I’m increasingly of the opinion that getting rid of Dbus or making it easier to remove is a good idea.
The idea is, you shouldn’t have too much software that is running or even installed when you don’t need it. That’s really simple; defining “too much” is not, but…
I have Dbus installed. I am quite capable of finding every file it installs, and removing that file. I can stop it from installing again– no problem!
There are things I have installed that depend on it– probably also not a problem. However, let’s look at what those are: Continue reading
A while back linux-ck was maintained for Artix as an alternative to their main linux and linux-lts kernels. It was just there as a binary blob and easy to update. Suddenly the packaging and uploading to repository process changed in Artix and the person who maintained it didn’t have adequate time to learn new ways. So he gave it up. Continue reading