I used Void for about six months. As much as I wanted to keep using Void as my main distro, I can’t.
My frustration is that not enough ‘important’ xbps packages are archived long enough, in stable form, to easily roll back to without introducing instability. Not sure if a more Debian-like Void version is possible, but I’d be very interested in one . I love runit and xbps, but Void is too Arch-like in it’s ‘bleeding-edgeness’.
I realized this when reverting to freetype-2.8. This is not a problem for most people, but I work for a data science company using Visual Studio Code as my primary tool. I have read all the threads in this forum regarding the issue, particularly those in the Discord crowd. When retrieving the specific commit from the master branch that included the specific freetype version from the tree, and compiling it using xbps-src, my system became highly unstable after downgrading to this version. Harfbuzz and X no longer wanted to play nicely. Yes, I could ditch the M$ tool but I’m adamant in my choice and have tried every other Python data science tool. Atom also suffers from the Freetype bug.
In the end, I just want things to work after I leave my system alone, and hope Void can also fulfill this mission one day. In the near future, I would be glad to help out the project however I can.