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ravi14 10-18-2012 10:21 AM

Mini distro with GUI Application
 
Hi,

I want a mini Linux Distro which can be booted from PEN Drive (Fat Partition) and able to run small customized GUI based application.

I have small project wherein I want to develop small GUI based application which will read & write parameters from text based (INI) file.

The OS will not display any desktop and there will not be any other applications. The OS will boot & start my application and on exit it will shut down. There should be provision for network drivers so that I can read/write text file from remote Server.

Also please suggest light weight development environment for GUI development which is very fast and don't require any additional libraries.

Regards,

Ravi

leosubhadeep 10-19-2012 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ravi14 (Post 4809124)
Hi,

I want a mini Linux Distro which can be booted from PEN Drive (Fat Partition) and able to run small customized GUI based application.

Hi Ravi. You can try Linux Mint for that. Get it here: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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The OS will not display any desktop and there will not be any other applications. The OS will boot & start my application and on exit it will shut down. There should be provision for network drivers so that I can read/write text file from remote Server.
No problem if you use the liveCD version for any linux. It runs on bootable media (e.g. DVD, or bootable pen drive). For Mint, here's a good ol' link: http://www.livecdlist.com/linux-mint

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Also please suggest light weight development environment for GUI development which is very fast and don't require any additional libraries.
KDE is a good option for Windows users to make GUI-based applications. As you said, lightweight, try XFCE or Cinnamon DE.
All the best for your project. :)

ravi14 10-19-2012 01:05 PM

Hi Subhdeep,

linuxmint which you have suggested is full OS occupying nearly 700-800 MB. I am basically interested in mini linux which takes 30-40 MB and contains kernel & minimum files required to boot the system & run my program. I also don't want any desktop to be displayed, just my application, so XFCE or other desktop is also not required.

Ravi

rizzy 10-19-2012 01:09 PM

tinycore might be what you need: http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

snowpine 10-19-2012 01:11 PM

tinycore or slitaz are very small.


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