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This is what I want, just something with tools like the AUR, pacman, etc, there's a lot of great stuff with Arch but the rolling release just tends to make stuff troublesome, I like rolling release as an idea, but what about staying a few months behind the actual bleeding edge? Maybe release with each new major kernel version, apart from security updates/bugfixes. (Eg. Only update all programs when going from say, 2.6.38 to 2.6.39, but between 39 and 40 let programs/the kernel update if its just a bugfix or security patch.)
You just described Debian Testing/Unstable without the work of the AUR. Which honestly the AUR is only cool because you build from source automatically. You can do that in debian with apt-build:

http://polishlinux.org/linux/debian/...timize-debian/

hardcore users do: apt-build world

You can't get more hardcore than that.
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Chakra is moving away from pacman and doesn't have any version of Gnome.

Almost made it with Slackware, until I found out that 13.37 doesn't have Gnome support. (what the hell man?)
    
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Chakra is moving away from pacman and doesn't have any version of Gnome.

Almost made it with Slackware, until I found out that 13.37 doesn't have Gnome support. (what the hell man?)
gnome hasn't been in slackware for quite some time, there are a few community gnome projects out there, not sure if there are any for 13.37 as of yet, or if any of them still exist.

i didn't like any of them when i tried them out in slackware...you could always build gnome from source and install it yourself
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go gentoo... then you can only blame yourself...
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gnome hasn't been in slackware for quite some time, there are a few community gnome projects out there, not sure if there are any for 13.37 as of yet, or if any of them still exist.

i didn't like any of them when i tried them out in slackware...you could always build gnome from source and install it yourself
Oh dear lord, I would rather build every other desktop and install it on the same system than build Gnome from source. Gnome source is ugly but that's fine cause we could use a paper bag. What I really hate about gnome source is the 160 packages you have to build to get it working.
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Oh dear lord, I would rather build every other desktop and install it on the same system than build Gnome from source. Gnome source is ugly but that's fine cause we could use a paper bag. What I really hate about gnome source is the 160 packages you have to build to get it working.
probably why the one man show that is slackware, dropped it in the changelog he made mention it was cause it took way to much time to compile and required a lot of 'polishing" that took away from the time to work on slackware...
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You just described Debian Testing/Unstable without the work of the AUR. Which honestly the AUR is only cool because you build from source automatically. You can do that in debian with apt-build:

http://polishlinux.org/linux/debian/...timize-debian/

hardcore users do: apt-build world

You can't get more hardcore than that.
Except apt tends to apt-suck IMO.

I just love the simplicity of doing pacman -Syu, pacman -S <blah> and pacman -R, plus it tends to be faster whenever I've used apt. (In ubuntu and Mint, so its probably patched to heck for little to no good reason though.)

I am going to transition to LMDE though, it's the closest to what I want, which I see Arch going back to what I like once KDE settles down and becomes more stable and Gnome3 is mature, possibly with more customization options.
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I'd advise against LMDE. Overall its a nice distro, but the package management is completely broken.
    
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Eh, there's nothing else close to what I want, Arch is usually good...But I get random crashes on Kopete and emesene relating to KDE I'm fairly sure, and evdev seems to have some issues with my hardware at the moment.

I'm going to go to LMDE until Gnome3 is stable, at least, I dislike apt but I can deal with it for now.
    
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Update manager froze on me in LMDE. It didn't crash, the window just blanked halfway through installing packages.
    
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