Rev for Linux (was Re: iPadding around?)

Pierre Sahores psahores at
Wed Feb 3 13:34:29 EST 2010

Hi Andre,

Very interessant synthese. Thanks. It seems it would be a good idea to  
be back to Suse (i used it from the 5.3 to 9.2 distros, in the past,  
at the time it was the most usable on the different platforms i had to  
do with, Yast behind... :-). Never had only one problem to run MC nor  
Rev on my Suse configs ;-)

Kind Regards,


Le 3 févr. 10 à 17:43, Andre Garzia a écrit :

> Hello Folks,
> arriving late on the thread.
> I used many linux distros till I finally settled on OpenSUSE 11.2. I  
> find
> Ubuntu very charming and used it from Gusty Gibbon till Karmic Koala  
> (can't
> remember version numbers but I love those silly names, was waiting for
> hungry hippo), it was fun to use and it was the first Gnome desktop  
> that I
> could actually understand, me being a KDE person from the start.  
> What moved
> me away from ubuntu was the mess that is sound under linux, it is a  
> hit or
> miss, or it works or you're in very murky waters. PulseAudio, ALSA,  
> OSS,
> they are all crap and conflict with each other. Video cards are also
> cumbersome, my PC has an onboard intel chipset that till today is  
> not well
> supported. When I tried openSUSE, it just worked out of the box both  
> video
> and sound. It was more polished than ubuntu for me, I really liked  
> their
> gnome theme.
> It was somewhat a struggle to move from apt to zypper but they work
> basically the same, the package names change though and that is the  
> hard
> part. Revolution works well on OpenSUSE and with that in mind, I  
> decided
> that SUSE was the way to go for me.
> Now on the topic of creating our own distro, I did that! I created  
> "Andre
> SUSE Distro" using Suse Studio service. Suse Studio is the most  
> awesome and
> elegant web service I ever seen. It basically allow you to choose from
> multiple packages and everything, to configure all you want and then  
> it will
> build you an ISO or a VMWare image. You can even try your system  
> online thru
> a web VNC session, you don't even need to install it at home. Using  
> this
> system I created an almost barebones version of suse that would pack
> RevEnterprise and RevWeb (that old alpha one). I haven't told anyone  
> about
> it because it packs RevEnterprise with my license, I made this system
> basically for my own consumption, it allows me to move from bare  
> bones pc to
> fully configured and ready linux with a single DVD.
> If people here are so inclined, I can try to build a simple suse  
> that would
> bundle Rev without a license (so you would need to put a license on  
> first
> run) and some useful tools. You could run it as a virtual machine  
> under
> vmware or virtualbox and thus test your software under linux without  
> the
> need to a full linux hardware.
> :D
> Cheers
> andre
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