It seems lately I’m all about trying new things. First I tried
Ubuntu even though I’m a devout
Gentoo user. Yesterday I gave
Paludis a test drive. First off let
me go ahead and express my
admiration love for
allows me to do things that I simply couldn’t do on my own. Sure I
could compile things myself. Sure I could use very specialized compiles
to get the precise binaries that I need… but I could never do it
across multiple machines (I’m responsible for ~9) consistently. So,
the thought of even trying something other than my beloved
kinda freaks me out. So I tried
Paludis, and at first glance I’m quite
impressed. It does seem much faster at syncing and maybe calculating.
It also seems to force unit tests to be ran, which I like considering
I’m a unit test freak.
Honestly though… the part that makes me the most nervous about using Paludis is the main person behind it. I’m sure Ciaran is intelligent and capable, but his attitude towards Flameeyes and others is inappropriate. I’m probably just overreacting as I haven’t even personally met him. It’s just hard to not feel a certain way when behavior repeats itself.