For some weeks, I'm working with mint (easymint) together with mintnet on my Falcon030. I've taken the mintnet from the easymint.
After all, I'm very disappointed from mintnet, I find it really terrible to work with. This shows my mood :
Some general remarks :
Booting the machine takes a while, setting up domain, fstab, mounting devices etc.. . It all takes all too long.
Even I don't find any information what and why the program is doing this. How I can cut in the start-up sequence. A falcon (orTT) is NOT a state of the art server, or designed for multi-profile login.
Second, smbclient takes too long to initialise. When you compare it with the smbclient stack for Magic, it's a difference between day and night.
Third, when I check the config files for the mintnet, they contains all scripts, no easy modification, for the hell why is it done? It couldn't be easier? It slow down the start-up sequence. An EASY mintnet stack was maybe too hard to do.
Further, the lack of information. I tried to install bnet for mint. It didn't work. No help at all. No reactions at posts. Nobody is using it? Even no reaction from the author. Is he dead?
And for mint, when I open a shell. It takes a while when I can start. With mupfel I didn't got all that delay.
I don't know what he's doing when I start the shell, even no documentation to find how I can cut in some scripts. It's not bash itself, but again some start-up scripts.
I don't understand the programmers. Mint has it to become a relatively quick multitasking OS, and without the mintnet it's rather good. But al that additional lag make it a dragon to work with. In my opinion that guy who made all those scripts hit the ball totally wrong.
You can add as many futures as you want but if becomes so slow as a lame duck, and nobody can/will use it.
When you program it only for that handful of guys who use a hades, milan or beefed up atari, rather a minority, you can definitely state it, so nobody of the majority of the remaining atari users are wasting their time with this. Or show them how to remove all that additionally ballast.
You see, I've a lot of frustrations, I was really hoping that all the software for this machine after all those years became mature. So it's absolutely not.