asithappens is awesome
I've been using asithappens on and off for a couple years now
and I have to say it's the best real time SNMP monitor I've
To top it off Mark has answered both of my questions incredibly
promptly and has been an absolute pleasure to interact with.
most users don't care about the latest kernel.
look, i've been compiling my own kernels for about 6 years now, and i barely ever do it any more. why? because modules mean that the standard kernel (debian in my case) is capable of being dynamically configured to do most anything i'm gonna want.
there are pretty much only two cases where i recompile my kernel these days:
- because i prefer using laptops, sometimes i need a patch or a bleeding edge kernel for driver support.
- on my server for security reasons. i like to compile in openwall, frees/wan, sub-domain etc for security reasons and these aren't included in any bundled kernel that i'm aware of.
these reasons are specific to me and my needs. most users have hardware that is much better supported then my laptops, and few will run servers let alone servers with fairly strenuous security measures.
if something can be done to make the process of implementing a new kernel easier for distributions then great. however i hardly see this as a pressing issue. after all isn't the sort of integration the reason that distributions appeared?