Is PCLinuxOS on the Ropes?
PCLinuxOS has suffered from its share of issues over the years. With difficulties ranging from personnel shake-ups to hosting problems, it seems developing and managing a Linux distribution can be challenging work. Perhaps sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth.
A labor of love is how lead developer Texstar Reynolds once described his work on PCLinuxOS. Commonly heard phrases included "for fun" and "for my users." But a recent exclamation by Reynolds could lead one to speculate PCLOS may be on the ropes. In response to repository hosting issues of the last two weeks, Reynolds said this morning, "This distro is becoming a major pain in the ass."