When it works, it's great!
- 5 months 2 weeks ago
I've been critical in the past of Alpine's documentation and the quality of the software. Because I like the concept (minimal, secure) I check back periodically. In the last week or so, I installed 3.5 on a Thinkpad X250 I have. Nothing has worked well on this machine, not even Slackware or OpenBSD (I think they have problems with their iwm driver, because the wifi is painful to use). So far, after working around an issue or two (e.g, the sqlite package doesn't provide the tcl api support, nor does the tcl package, as it used to; I've filed a bug report and worked around it by building the tcl support from source) the system is working very well. Fast, small, and secure. Hopefully this is an indication that it is converging to something that I can use more widely on my computing menagerie.