I was a "from the beginning user of Zenwalk", even when it was called MiniSlack. On that time I've tried a lot more distros and I went always back to Zenwalk. I've suggested a long time ago ideas like some of the "goods" now implemented in Vector (like crux ports) and I quite enjoy the results. Vector is much on the way I always defended: give the user the means to build packages that can be used by all the community. In Zenwalk I understand the way they made rules to build packages, but it's hard to build them according to those rules unless you spend a lot of time learning them.
Fancy meeting you here. I recently found a package that you built for Zenwalk, just updated it. Mind you, so far, no-one has done much testing. Maybe I'm the only person who needs Dar.
Building packages in Zenwalk has become much easier - the buildpkg package helps a lot, and makes it much easier to produce rule-compliant packages. I have been wondering if it could be adapted to Vector, since it does make cleaner packages than Cruxports often manages.
Due to professional duties I had to stick to Windows for the last year, now I'm back to Linux and for now I'm quite happy with Vector - it's not as "eye candy" as Zenwalk but it's much more flexible and quite user friendly... Congrats to the developers and all the community!
Its good to see you back. I'm currently running both Vector and Zenwalk. It is difficult to make a decision as to which best suits me. In some respects, Zenwalk is cleaner and more professional in its presentation. On the other hand, Vector comes closer to suiting my needs without installing extra packages - it includes drivers for my laptop wireless, has HPFS filesystem support out of the box, uses Seamonkey as standard.
Both are excellent. In many ways, I would like to see some of the things in Zenwalk in Vector, or some of the tihings in Vector in Zenwalk. Decisions, decisions...
Anyway, I hope you enjoy your stay with Vector.