01/12/2017 (Thu) 06:40:58
I've had great luck with Alpine on my servers. Yeah, binary packages but it's been amazingly stable for me over a few years.
Alpine is getting pretty popular though, for awhile ncopa was threatening to shut down development for lack of time (he couldn't afford to work on it after losing a sponsor). I used to donate to him.
Then suddenly Docker made its announcement regarding Alpine and everything changed. All mentions of a way to donate on the Alpine website disappeared, development surged, and they get major donations of hardware as well. Has me a little bit worried that it could be sold out. Lots of new names on the contributors list on recent versions.