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I am mainly using linux for programming. I basically started with archlinux and manjaro and I kinda like it. What I really like is the package management. It has a ...
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- 05-15-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2013
Linux distro for a developer
I am mainly using linux for programming. I basically started with archlinux and manjaro and I kinda like it.
What I really like is the package management. It has a huge collection of new software and the updates are coming out really fast.
For example when GCC 4.8 was released I instantly had it 2 days after the release which was pretty neat.
even small libraries such as "OpenAssetImporter" are in the repos.
It is so convenient because if you have a huge collection of libraries that are coming out frequently, all you have to do is a system update.
What bugs me is that my system breaks really often, and I don't want to spend so much time to fix stuff.
Basically all I want is up to date libraries such as gcc etc. I don't really care if I have up to date gnome etc.
Any recommendations that you can give me?
- 05-16-2013 #2
Gentoo is good. I think portage is the best package management system ever. You can use the glsa command to update only Gentoo Linux security Advisories.
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- 05-16-2013 #3
- Join Date
- May 2011
I use Fedora (17) for dev and I keep up with the system updates (every couple of days or so), and I haven't had any breakages yet. Tons of software packages at my disposal (+26,000 pkgs).