[gobolinux-users] FW: Well...gobolinux community
adam_windes at hotmail.com
adam_windes at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 30 03:21:37 NZDT 2010
Gobolinux is an excellent distro, and I feel the website and forums are great. Any questions/advice/issues I have, I have not had a single problem getting it all taken care of either on the website or the forums. Sure there hasn't been a new release in ages, but it will happen when it's ready. People have lives, and they can't be bothered working on something like this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don't exactly have the user base that mandrake and such has, so we're not going to come out with release after release. But Compile and such are always looked upon and updated, and people release a plethora of programs.
In some ways he's right, this distro does have great potential, but I think certain aspects of it are doing just fine and others are doing as well as they could considering.
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Michael Homer wrote:
[This was sent to me directly; I pass it on without comment (for now). Discuss?]
I'll just get to the point,
The biggest problem to this distribution is a sloppy webpage and forum
which prevents community to get bigger...
distribution itself has a BIG potential, mentioned on
distrowatch/phoronix/linuxtoday/desktoplinux but it can't expand
because of those disadvantages..
Every person wants to have some place in community and the best start
is forum. You have your profile, people exchange knowledge, people
debate, promote, suggest, they get reputation for helping etc..
I want to keep it short,
the same goes for their webpages and it has a big impact on the
overall product, lack of feeling that being there means something, and
that's better to use software everybody talks about.
You're making changes (file structure in my mind) that's should
attract new and existing linux users but where to?
New users won't stay, no point in that, they always have something to
ask and where would they do that? On forum who has one active member?
On mailing lists?
Existing (moderate) users won't stay, no point either, between who can
they exchange their knowledge? Development team? Yeah, right...
Anyway, I'm a linux user for years, but windows programmer (it's job,
it's paid) but lately I just want to push some ideas.
You have a nice one, and somebody has to say something...
In a year from now, hopefully, I'll have enough funds to start my
company, and well, one part will surely be concentrating on linux
(actually those funds are just for the bad times if nothing goes well
with linux projects), distribution or just software, who knows, maybe
I'll just merge somewhere...Until then, I have to start somewhere,
and, well, this is it.
Making new webpage and forum (phpbb with custom theme) - one week
Making new distribution that would follow new page and forum...well
you tell me...
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