Thank you for your concern! I still can’t continue to use Chakra at the moment, but I will try my best to report whatever I think is broken, needs updates, or fixing/adding dependencies… If I find solutions I will post them.
Chakra did very well for me… it literally flew on my machine (toshiba satellite c50-b)… lately it’s not so good…
I really respect the Chakra team for what they are doing, and yes I do think they are too small in number maybe… unfortunately I am not a developer/programmer, so I have to give back to the community (not necessarily the linux community) in a different way.
In the past I really have tried to make the Chakra user base bigger by recommending it, but I suspect the Arch base and ranking on distrowatch often made people choose otherwise, most of the times in favour of Ubuntu (or a flavor of it). When they did choose an Arch based distro, often it became Manjaro.
My choice to go to openSUSE isn’t that weird actually, in reality it’s going back. It was my first distro as I bought a boxed version some 25 yrs ago.
Last but not least… Chakra, I love the name - I even bragged about my PC having a Chakra… I love the project and the intention that underlies it.
For now it’s time for a new era, but I will keep an eye on Chakra… I have seen alread the second release candidate for Hawking is out, so I will make it part of that - maybe even on bare metal, since I have som Gigs left that can hold it…