2/14/02 Entry

Evil_Messiah has been kind enough to provide the distro with an uber-l1337 background. (I’ll be updating the screenshot on Saturday.) HaX and I have launched mission make Linux usable for real.

Next, I’m busy trying to move these pages over so that they are all dynamically generated. This will not change anything here though. This will allow me to update these pages a bit more regularly.

I’ve started work on an SDL tutorial that will eventually cover all of SDL. The first 3 installments are up right now. I’m currently working on the fourth(alpha blending and color keying).

More distro news. We are currently moving to RPMs and trashing our own system. We’ll be handling the move in what I feel is an interesting and easy to manage way, but we are still doing it. This does NOT mean we are basing our distro off of RedHat or any other – look at SuSe vs. Mandrake. Both use RPMs.

This series of structural changes to the distro, started with my original base-redo, has definatly been for the better, albiet they were all very time consuming, and frustrating. To respond to gcc-3 concerns: yes, gcc3 is by default the default compiler. Yes, it’s possibly to revert to gcc-2.95. This does not mean that everything is compiled with gcc-3, or even most things. Just enough for compatibility, and those items which are stable, secure, and tested with gcc-3 are being compiled. (This means the kernel/glibc aren’t getting 3’d.)