Yoper and DDD performance
the recent news  about a Yoper review  at slashdot made me wonder... is
this faster-than-usual underdog something that could give DDD some
While I would have thought some, if not most Debian Developers would probably
not take Yoper very seriously, the fact that there is interest big enough to
make the average slashdot geek care about it I'm not so sure anymore.
I am by no means an expert ... actually I'm pretty much your average new user
looking for the distribution that suits him (ok, then again I've been
"looking" for some years now), but as a simple user I really feel a
difference when comparing Yoper to other pre-compiled distributions.
I can't really comment on something like Gentoo, since I never had the
intention to use something like it - but since DDD is a Debian project I
think Yoper showed there is much room to improve upon perfomance wise.
Not that Debian is slow compared to almost all of the other pre-compiled
distributions out there... but Yoper's speed (at least what you 'feel') seems
to be THE selling point today.
Wouldn't it be possible to integrate some of this into the desktop branch of
Debian? I mean to compile packages (not necessarily _everything_ that's in
debian) for i686, use prelinking out of the box and so on (see )?
Maybe the i686 idea will not be taken seriously because the intention is to
support any system including Pentium 1 and other 586er - I don't know. From
what I can tell there are still the i386 packages for older machines and it
would be ok to leave those with pure Debian. as their requirements would be
different from todays standard KDE/GNOME desktops DDD will focus on.
I'm not that a big fan of Yoper and really want to stick with some kind of
Debian (have been using MEPIS and Munjoy  mostly lately) but for now I
think "Your Operating System" (stupid name btw) might stay on my disk.
I would just sleep a lot better if I knew my beloved Debian would come near
this performance wise soon.
Maybe this has already been discussed - if so I'm sorry but I couldn't find
all that much information yet. I will go through the earlier mailing-list
messages again if it has - sorry then.