What does this mean for the future of SolydXK? Are things coming to a stand-still, are new ideas delayed, is everything slowing down?As I'm the only developer at the moment
I also remember from a few years ago when I was here, you wrote you wanted to make for time for your family. This is something you really should do, it is so important.
But combining those two things together gives me a not so funny feeling: how about SolydXK?
I sincerely hope it has a future, a great one, because it combines a couple of great things:
it is based on Debian Stable, well more stable than that is practically impossible,
it uses therefore the Debian way of installing packages, using deb files,
I can use the KDE desktop, the only one I use,
and (and this is a nasty one, I know) it is without Ubuntu
Could you please explain how you see the (near) future for your distro? Thank you.
Explaining the Ubuntu item:
I have a feeling Ubuntu is going a way of its own. Canonical (Mark Suttleworth) is changing about everything they can change: X is replaced, something during boot (no idea what it is) is changed, they have their own DE (Unity: you either hate it or you love it, there seems to be no middle way), they introduced a relationship with Amazon.com, something I guess not many people outside the USA are fond of, in short they are going a direction which is not my direction. Although also based on Debian, like Ubuntu, SolydXK bypasses Ubuntu instead of for example LinuxMint which with their main distro is using Ubuntu as a basis.
Don't get me wrong, Ubuntu has done great things for the linuxworld, it still is the most popular distro, they put Linux on the map. But as can be seen with that other OS, which is even much more popular: it doesn't mean it has to be the best.