I aim to install a distro with following specifications:
- modern drivers for Radeon display adapters e.g. AMDGPU
- no systemd/GNOME3/pulseaudio with horrible defaults
- better documentation than devuan
Any suggestions? Considering gentoo, funtoo, guix, slackware for starters. I avoided Arch since it defaults to systemd - leading to unnecessary dependencies that can be potentially incompatible with a minimalist init. I wonder if that can be mitigated, since Arch seems very fun to tinker with.
>leading to unnecessary dependencies that can be potentially incompatible with a minimalist init
and uhh, well other issues as well..
Since you want up-to-date graphics drivers you probably want to do something that would benefit from a very popular distro and its regular updates, so just do Gentoo.
>tinkering with arch
You will definitely do enough of that with other distros and Gentoo as you listed fits requirements better.
Having the AUR available and being 'rolling release' can help you run the latest and wider range of software with less effort, but of course security and stability may suffer. I would say you benefit from this the least if you aren't adverse to building things on your own. Everything else about arch is just meh.
There is no need to duplicate the rest of the arguments against it, I did not want to cause a systemd bashing thread. They are boring now.
I honestly do understand your concern.
Does the gentoo CoC influence the quality of the package management tooling? There was some sort of drama thing involving drobbins, too early to be involved with CAE or RH. Something about the project management moving too slow, I think.
I guess I'll still pick gentoo since it's already been ported to more CPU arches.
fix the documentation your complaining and and send in patches. then use devuan