On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 14:03:45 -0500 "William L. Thomson Jr."
<wlt...@obsidian-studios.com> said:

> On Mon, 5 Mar 2018 20:57:17 +0900
> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <ras...@rasterman.com> wrote:
> >
> >  h) I think at some point we may have to do our own distro that
> > integrates E well and shows it off out-of-the-box. 
> I would be interested in such. There are a couple existing.
> http://www.elivecd.org/
> http://www.bodhilinux.com/

last i checked bodhi wanted to fork e because they didn't want to update themes
for compositing+wayland support (and e18 and on got more overhead as more
objects were in the canvas - this should have been fixed by objects in
buffers in evas but hasn't been to date) and voted to fork instead.

last i knew elive was on an ancient version of e.

when i am thinking a distro i am thinking something that is up to date.
probably 2 versions - last stable release one and a "bleeding edge" one from
git to show off new things.

> If not using either of those, I could likely help with one based on
> Gentoo. Either livecd or stage 4 base system, etc.

a distro where people have to wait for everything to compile... i'm not a fan
of. :( i think for gentoo having the gentoo emerge package builds up to date
and clean and tidy and well done is probably the right thing. when i say
"distro" i mean something that out of the box just works. boots right into e.
working desktop etc. etc. ... and if they want to install more they don't have
to wait for compiles. quick package download+install and presto.

> I have all sorts of E stuff in my overlay, updated eclass, sets, etc. I
> already have a custom profile based on E, and could make others.
> https://github.com/Obsidian-StudiosInc/os-xtoo/blob/master/eclass/e.eclass
> https://github.com/Obsidian-StudiosInc/os-xtoo/blob/master/sets/e-desktop
> https://github.com/Obsidian-StudiosInc/os-xtoo/blob/master/sets/e-desktop-dev
> https://github.com/Obsidian-StudiosInc/os-xtoo/blob/master/profiles/linux/amd64/workstation/packages
> P.S.
> One reason I feel Gentoo and E/EFL are good for each other. Gentoo
> preffixes most everything with the letter e...


despite all of that. i don't think its a good experience for users if they just
want to try something out. :) i think gentoo is fine for the kind of people who
want precisely what it provides. that is not imho the average user wanting an
out-of-the-box experience. if those were the users to address then a wiki page
on how to compile and configure an os for e is enough... that;'s not really
what i think we need though.

> emerge, equery, eselect, euse, etc.... 
> Just seems like a natural paring. Though for many Gentoo is not an
> ideal distro. I do not recommend it to anyone other than developers.
> -- 
> William L. Thomson Jr.

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