Talk:Arch based distributions

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IRC links

We don't need to link to irc, forums, social media or other pages for projects. The project homepage should have links to all of those things. The only thing having multiple links per project does is increase their SEO. Meskarune (talk) 20:44, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

I can be wrong but MediaWiki, that is the software which runs this wiki, doesn't increase SEO of external links by default. It works on Wikipedia, which is built upon MediaWiki so I think it works for ArchWiki too. Even if I'm wrong I think that multiple links is a good idea to ease users' life --Airon90 (talk) 08:02, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
This page isn't meant to "ease user's life". It's a courtesy towards DeveloperWiki:TrademarkPolicy, and should only include the bare minimum to show the existence of derivates. -- Alad (talk) 12:06, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
I've replaced most links with links to sourceforge. This reduces the effect of marketing, and allows simpler maintenance as the last release is directly visible. -- Alad (talk) 11:08, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Planning the table format

I'd like to get the table format planned out a little so its fact based and useful.

Name Release Date Status Architecture DE/WM Type
Name with link to homepage Date of initial release Status: Active, Inactive i686, x86_64, ARMv6, ARMv7, MIPS default and/or available desktop enviroment Type: live cd, installer, desktop, pentesting

Meskarune (talk) 21:55, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Going forward, a simple list approach indicating main differences (Desktop, active, inactive, arch-influenced, etc.) gives a better overview than a table, and details are on wikipedia anyway. -- Alad (talk) 10:49, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Inactive distributions

Are there compelling arguments for keeping this section? -- Alad (talk) 22:03, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

I know one: "Look dude, if you will create another Arch reskin it will likely end up to be dead eventually so think about it twice." -- Svito (talk) 13:58, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Actually, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks, closing -- Alad (talk) 14:15, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Also it is just plain useful information. Sometimes people may talk about a derivative of the past and I have no idea what they are referring to. (Speaking as a moderator and as a person who gets curious about things.) -- fsckd (talk) 13:52, 30 June 2016 (UTC)