Haha great description. Moksha is a sports car. Kde gnome are mini vans compared to moksha. The above example says it all. I have done a similar description in the past in this forum. I had described moksha as a car which was owned by a friend engineer of mine. He knew how to repair everything on his old though muscled car. He had removed all seats but the driver's seat. He had made anything to gain a few seconds in 0-100. Slick tyres. Many details i ignore. Chose the best parts for engine. Nobody but him could drive it or have a ride with it. With moksha we are more lucky but this is my analogy of moksha, a de tuned for performance and fun for us all. We miss though the pleasure that my engineer friend enjoyed while spending time tuning his car. He is a chemical engineer and learned everything about cars by himself. He doesn't fix cars as a profession. So i call this community to try and be as more active in efl and e coding as possible to make moksha even better. I try to read and learn stuff.
This is fantastic news. Perhaps it will drive up Bodhi's ranking in DistroWatch at least temporarily.
The real test is watching our sourceforge stats and seeing the difference in downloads over time as we get publicity.
If you want better distrowatch rankings, maybe we should do a few podcasts and talk to some of the Linux youtubers with a wider audience. I could work on a bit of marketing stuff like that if you're interested in having some voice chats for publicity to broaden our audience.
Also, you know the distro is good when the reviewer basically says "I tried hard not to like this one, but it has to go in the top picks..."
I would like to see an interview of ie ylee on late night linux like this other os main dev. What plans bl team has for 2022 or even further. A personal experience. Recently learned a person i know was in search of a lightweight distro. For an ancient 32 bit old laptop. Really old. This person uses windows in all his machines. But he helps people like i do in pc builds and solving problems people in our circles have ie a format etc (for free of course). I was pleased to hear that his search ended with two oses first candidate being bl 5.1. Unfortunately though it did not go well since the purpose of this laptop resurrection was to give it to a child so as she could learn libre office. Unfortunately libre office is too heavyweight for this laptop so the project was abandoned. To conclude i believe anyone who will search has good chances to choose bl especially if it is a 32 bit cpu powered system. Not many people i know of though that are looking for an os without any bells and whistles which is another area bl excels. Or if this is the case they end up with mate or xfce... Example of an os main dev interview: latenightlinux.com/late-night-linux-episode-133/
Late night Linux have been keeping an eye on Bodhi for a while. Wouldn’t hurt to get in touch with them with plans for 2022. Also Linux format magazine feature Bodhi quite frequently. I’ve been in touch with them quite a bit. They’re also happy to share Bodhi news.
Another great way to game the system a bit is to release more RC1, RC2, etc ISO's during development. Each of these releases gets listed on distrowatch and bumps us to the top of the headlines for a few days and draws a good bit of attention to us. Those things cause spikes in our downloads as well, and could actually be a big help in raising our user-base again.
It wouldn't take a ton of work. Just release a few more test ISO's as RC's. Start with alpha, then do a beta, then 1 or 2 RC's before dropping the final version. You could just roll them out once every few days or weeks as you're in the process of fixing things up like normal.
Little tricks like this are the only thing stopping us from being a top-20 distro on their page. It isn't all about quality. Some of it is just marketing tricks. We already have the quality. Maybe it's time to start taking the marketing tricks more seriously as well.
It's so nice to see Bodhi getting the recognition it deserves. In my opinion it is the best lightweight Linux on the planet, and I don't hesitate to say so whatever forum I'm on. I saw recently another article where the author listed Bodhi as among the best distros of 2021. One of about 10 or so. Keep up the superb work! Excellence and persistence will eventually be recognized.