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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: GodEater on March 02, 2007, 09:16:51 AM

Title: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: GodEater on March 02, 2007, 09:16:51 AM
I'm curious to know which distro people choose to run when they develop for Rockbox (assuming they use one, and don't use cygwin, vmware, or coLinux).

If you vote, I'd appreciate a quick one liner on why, if you have time :)
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: 007quick on March 02, 2007, 11:57:14 AM
I use mandrake linux because it is my first one and the websites said that it was easy to use!
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: NicolasP on March 02, 2007, 01:04:25 PM
I chose kubuntu because for several reasons (including rockbox developement), i wanted linux with KDE. ubuntu was almost unanimously presented as the best distro of the moment so i went with kubuntu and now it's my main OS :)
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: dan_a on March 02, 2007, 01:18:12 PM
I use Gentoo, because I'm used to it.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: Rincewind on March 02, 2007, 01:23:19 PM
I use Ubuntu, because I wanted to switch from windows to linux anyway and ubuntu has a very nice packaging mechanism (but I don't know other Distros, it might not be the best).
You can also find very much information in the internet about ubuntu. A friend has Ubuntu, so this biased my decision, too.

If I want to try out KDE then I can install it in ubuntu, too, so  this was not part of the decision for me.

I suppose that the rockboxdev.sh script and a good editor will run on every (major) distro in  the same way, so it only matters if you want to use Linux for more than just programming.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: GodEater on March 02, 2007, 02:13:12 PM

I use Gentoo, because I'm used to it.


How come there's only one vote for it then (which was mine!) ?
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: soap on March 02, 2007, 02:29:49 PM


I use Gentoo, because I'm used to it.


How come there's only one vote for it then (which was mine!) ?

dan_a is still compiling his vote!
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: LinusN on March 02, 2007, 03:06:51 PM

dan_a is still compiling his vote!


HA HA HA!!!! Priceless!
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: Farpenoodle on March 02, 2007, 03:18:12 PM
I'm actually on Kubuntu but I'm thinking about moving back to Gentoo.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: Spug on March 02, 2007, 06:36:22 PM
Just a curious question that's not meant to criticize this thread: Are there any major differences between GNU/Linux distros when it comes to software development? I thought it was pretty much all the same, as long as it has the GNU toolchain and other vital tools. Basically what Rincewind said.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: Farpenoodle on March 02, 2007, 10:41:10 PM
Pretty much. I'm just more comfortable in Gentoo for whatever reason. Lol.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: GodEater on March 03, 2007, 05:03:54 AM

dan_a is still compiling his vote!


*Claps*
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: bluebrother on March 03, 2007, 06:16:51 AM
After trying several distributions a couple of years ago I stopped at RedHat Linux, now using Fedora. I'm currently looking a bit into Gentoo, might switch at some point (and if I find enough time, which might occur never ...)
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: JdGordon on March 03, 2007, 06:25:15 AM
atm i;m using kubuntu, but *ubuntu gives me the shits... so when I get some time im going back to debian etch
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: riksweeney on March 03, 2007, 07:04:59 AM

atm i;m using kubuntu, but *ubuntu gives me the shits... so when I get some time im going back to debian etch


I've had a couple of problems with Ubuntu Edgy, so when Fawn comes out I'm going to do a clean install.
Title: Re: Choice of Linux Distro for developing with
Post by: RaeNye on March 03, 2007, 02:21:03 PM
Used to have Gentoo, switched to Debian when I noticed that compiling world takes too much time.
Both run under colinux (http://www.colinux.org).