My objections are, that first of all the only reason a derivative distribution would die off, is if it’s purpose was either fullfilled or was rendered obsolete, in that case why create something similar.
And if the distro is relevant, why create and maintain something new, and not support what already exists, to make it even better.
Lastly if the developer team decides to give it up (slim possibility that all of them would quit at the same time), I don’t believe other talented developers would not emerge to fill in the empty spots.[/quote:3rnx5vd9]
Your first point isn’t entirely true - for example, just recently Bodhi Linux announced that development was going to stopping, but not because it’s purpose was “fulfilled or rendered obsolete”, but because the developer didn’t have enough time to give to the project. When projects die off, that is almost always the situation that caused it rather than it being obsolete/fulfilled, and when people talk about Antergos “dying off” that’s the situation I liken it to.
Now, if that happened, one of two things would take place:
- They’d get more devs and Antergos would continue on.
- A “new Antergos” would be made.
You can be sure that option 2 is far less likely than option 1 - and this is also the case with Bodhi mentioned above, the developer is offering his work for anyone that wants to take over the project and continue it.
I think Manjaro is a good fill in if this ever happens, Manjaro does have some quirks but the positives are there.[/quote:3rnx5vd9]
Manjaro is [i:3rnx5vd9]okay[/i:3rnx5vd9] (I’m using it on this laptop, but run Antergos on my main desktop), but there are incompatibilities with Arch (where Antergos is 100% compatible) and the held-back packages defeats the whole purpose of being on a rolling release in the first place.