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On Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 08:04:21PM -0600, Ron Hunter-Duvar wrote:
> On 10/08/2017 07:27 AM, Ron Hunter-Duvar wrote:
> > On October 7, 2017 10:43:55 PM MDT, Reg Tiangha <r...@reginaldtiangha.com> 
> > wrote:
> > > On 2017-10-07 1:19 PM, Ron Hunter-Duvar wrote:
> > > 
> > > ...
> > > It's weird, but it seems like every distro *but* Fedora has released an
> > > updated version or version with a backported fix. Even Red Hat
> > > Enterprise has done it. I don't know what the hold up is, but it'll be
> > > a
> > > package with a backported fix and currently it's set to be 2.76.4 (or
> > > greater if more bugs are found).
> > > 
> > > https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-515264ae24
> > One of the reasons I like Debian so much is the priority they put on 
> > security. That, and stability. You may not get all the latest shiny stuff, 
> > at least not in stable, but you know it will be rock solid.
> > 
> > Tried fedora several times in the past, and always went to something else 
> > instead.
> > 
> > Ron
> 
> Not really the place for this probably (dev list might be better), but I
> wonder if the devs ever considered basing dom0 on Alpine Linux. Running a
> lightweight and secure Xen dom0 is one of its intended uses
> (https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Xen_Dom0).

Having lightweight dom0 is on the roadmap for Qubes 4.1 - just
after moving GUI out of dom0, there will be much less stuff there. We
still haven't decided whether we'll move to Debian or Alpine there, but
also we may postpone that switch for later release - depending on how
much time will take GUI VM.

> Hmm, I wonder what it would take to do a variant of Qubes with Alpine
> running dom0 and Debian for everything else.

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Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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