On the pro side, this isn’t a Elive issue.
My wife sees me every now and than behind the screen. Everybody else is thinking I am leaving the online communities. I have to explain a lot, lately.
Because of a full data loss, I have nothing to migrate. And I am working on a new server. Away from bare metal to virtualization … During some years of Linux experience, I am able to install a lot of servers instant with basic security features. But in difference to the support, I always trying to provide, this is my own system, I want to know it in every aspect.
So I’m reading a lot of documentation and try plenty of different setups. I’m even ask some question in different forums ans mailing-lists, as always, without any useful answer. The Ubuntu community is much bigger, that don’t means better.
I don’t think the users will loose the interest, because Elive is working pretty good.
Lateley I found out why my Elive is lagging every 2 Minutes: The hard drive is broken (the 7th drive in 6 month, now my office is moved from the top of the house to the bottom, too much heat in summer).
Elive from USB was fine, Elive installed was bad. So I put an SSD in the Laptop, cloned the installation, fine. But then I put the original disc in a newer laptop: same lagging. Without any SMART or dmesg lines. I put the hard drive on a USB3 converter and performed some read/write tests: Same lagging. Still no messages.
My point: There are no real issues in Elive. It is some kind of legacy, it is 32bit, it’s not the newest e22 … But it worked.
The userbase knows this. In this times, where we’ve got regular updates about everything, it is good to have a stable system …
For example the app ‘Garmin Connect’ on Android. The App got 1 to 4 updates a month and every 5th update is something changed. And the changelog always says: ‘Improvements to getting better’. But some of the UI changes are no improvements … As user I could write a Google Play Store rating. But nearly every month? … no.
I thing the users are happy they can rely on the integrity of Elive. At least one user. Me.
But as I am working on my own server-project at home, there is not much time for other things, these days. I hope everyone has a project, that enlighten the days and nights.