Alpine is looking more interesting for a server OS

Sourcehut is using Alpine for all their servers:

It looks like each Alpine release is only maintained for 2 years:

But, it is probably not a bad thing to need to upgrade your server OS every two years.

Also, Alpine does not use systemd, but rather OpenRC.

Yes, one of alpine’s goal is to remain as small as possible and that is fantastic, it e.g. uses musl C library instead of glibc (most of Linux based operating systems use glibc)

There is interesting development on Mobile OS side as well, PostmarketOS is based on alpine and is quickly becoming popular on pine phone see

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@khem , Alpine must publish ARM packages – I assume they are not cross compiling everything like OE?

@cbrake right they have arm feeds and it does not cross compile like OE