I’ve been using Vagrant a fair bit recently at home and at work, mainly using Ubuntu and Centos boxes. I’ve been building these boxes using VeeWee with great success. However as a heavy user of Mageia on the server and desktop, I’ve been wanting to auto build a Mageia 2 box with veewee. Until now I’ve handled it manually as I hadn’t been able to get my head around the Mandriva/Mageia auto installer documentation as it was written a long time ago and was in many ways out of date. Read the rest of this entry »
Although ZuFeed has been up and running for almost 2 years now, those who use it regularly (especially me) will have noticed that sometimes searches and collections time out and not load at all. Other times a collection may take 30 seconds to load.
Those who follow the Linux news will know that part of the team at Mandriva forked the distribution and started Mageia. At the announcement of the forking in Sep 2010, I was quite worried as to where this would leave me. As I have many servers, desktops, and laptops spread between many friends, family and clients using Mandriva Linux and as such I knew that the path I followed from here would impact many people.
What follows from here is my look at the Mandriva vs. Mageia battle for supremacy on my machines. I’ve been using Mandriva for a long time (since the 8.2 days) and many of the reasons I chose it initially such as ease of use, active community, constant innovation, stability, common server/desktop and amazing configuration tools (DrakX), have remained the same and stopped tempting migrations to Fedora, Ubuntu or Suse. However some things change. Mandriva’s commercial stability has been lacking for a long time, which produced the laying off of a large group of developers – the same developers who decided they’d had enough and created Mageia.
Mageia being a fork of Mandriva has allowed it to keep many of the features as above, and the time has come for a decision: stay with Mandriva, move to Mageia or consider something else entirely.
Planet Cyprix is now – that Sam guy. Quite simple, and yet it says a lot about the new direction I’m taking.
I’m that Sam guy. I shall be extolling my opinions on all and sundry, a well as providing updates on my progress as a programmer, business owner and overall human being.
This is both a new direction for myself as well as this site. An outlet for my ideas and passions. A separation from my past online (and offline) identity as a young man sometimes known as cyprix, with all that entails. And a celebration of my rapidly approaching new role as a dad.