Posted on Gentoos forum http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=52224
Just have to release this idea running round in my brain.
The two Linux distros of my choise, ArchLinux and Gentoo, have several thing in
common. They are both about choise, they are both about speed, they are both
fairly up-to-date and they both focus the important relation between users and
developers, focus the community.
AL is better in some ways. Better sollutions for installation (my opinion) and
nice to be able to install binaries.
Gentoo has more options to optimise and custimise the system. Also Gentoo has
I think it would be a very good idea to make these two systems working together,
yet keep their distros as two seperated systems, two teams cooperating only
where its nescesary.
Portage for Arch and Pacman for Gentoo. Would be greate to use Pacman to install
a package fast and easy, when I need a package, and let Portage optimise the
system while I have to not use my computer. Think this sounds like a better idea
than Gentoo devolopers starts making binaries, and less work on their
sourcebased system. Or Arch developers starts making a portage system, with less
work on their binarybased system. And it would let users have more packages to
Kind of a twoheaded supersystem
Please keep in mind. I am new to both the distros, and have no idea what the
plans are. I am an User, I have no idea about the really differences between the
two systems, or whether this would be trivial or not. Dont think its impossible
though, and in my head the idea is very good.
What do you think?
Steps to Reproduce:
well, Gentoo users can install all the binary packages as they want with 'rpm'.
Just a thought
We're a source-based distribution, not a binary-based distribution. I don't think this would be beneficial to either distribution.