I always usually look forward to kernel improvements and GUI improvements
I’ve also been looking into alternatives to GRUB since the issue that stung a lot of people, rEFInd seems good. I also prefer a lighter init system like runit opposed to systemd for less variables of issues, better performance and less security threat vectors. HAMMER2 is also a very promising storage system.
I have used only systemd-free distributions for many years. However, for various reasons, none of them really satisfied me. It seems like a fight against windmills, which is getting more and more difficult. Dependencies are created everywhere - even if they are not needed. Many of these distros simply don’t have the manpower to create a reliable working environment.
I still struggle with it, but I just don’t like to have to constantly tinker to make everything work or do without this or that tool because it’s not in the respective repos.
But I wish you good luck that you find something reasonable for your purposes.
I’m hoping for EndeavourOS with bootloader other than this piece of sh… GRUB. Over the years I learned to cope with it, even tho it caused me so many problems. But today I got so frustruted that I decided to create an account here and write few words about it. I spent last hour reading this topic: Btrfs + LUKS via tutorial = Slowwwww boot time because I’m facing the same issue.
And apparentely there is no solution, unless you willing to sacrifice your encryption strength (basically security of your data). I’m gonna switch to systemd-boot eventually but it’s gonna take some time I know dropping GRUB for good is out of question, but have EOS team ever consider adding such feature so user could choose another bootloader before encryption/installation procces? And what is your personal opinion about GRUB in general?