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Old 06-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Cool Universal Distro


Hello all ,

I am planning to make a "universal distro".

So what do you like to see in the distro ?

-compiling system :
make install or automatic install ?

-default browser :
what is the lighter gui browser existing ?

-default desktop :
what is the lighter desktop existing ? (not gnome or kde : too heavy)

-default gui :
what is the simplest one ?

-installation system :
what is the simplest one ?

-file system :
Reiser ?

-kernel :
Linux or hurd or even simpler ? Self made ?

Do you know where I can start to look at how to make a new distro ?
Should I :
1/ use a big distro and remove what I dont need (Knoppix, PCLinuxOS..)
2/ use a small distro and add what I need ? (CRUX, DamnSmallLinux, LNX-BBC, LFS...)

I am planning to make a forum for that distro. Do you know free forums ?

You can write answers here or send me email : programmershouse @ yahoo . fr

Thanks in advance.

Any out of subject answer is not accepted (thanks the moderators who do a great job ;-) ) .

Big special thanks to : craigevil ingvildr oneandoneis2 win32sux 2damncommon

Last edited by programmershous; 06-26-2005 at 12:51 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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What happened to there are already too many distros? Try learning how to do a Knoppix remaster first. Or PCLinuxOS.

BTW you should learn how to make a link correctly in your signature.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thumbs up

thanks craigevil .

Do you know what is the lightest distro around ? it can be a good start.
Then I will look at Knoppix...

For my signature, why is HTML code is OFF ?
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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hmm lightest, maybe something like CRUX.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:57 AM   #5
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The universal distro already exists, it's called Windows

Lightest distros I know of are DamnSmallLinux and the LNX-BBC thing that came installed on my FSF membership card. . .
 
Old 06-23-2005, 11:09 AM   #6
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The forum uses vBcode

Click on VB Code help for more info.

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Old 06-23-2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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I don't know what you mean by universal distro because you will not please everyone with your effort and other people will keep using something else. Opensource is about choice so you are welcome to create a distro to your own liking but please don't refer to it as a "universal distro", there simply is no such thing and it will never exist.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:44 PM   #8
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You shouldn't be hurting the Linux community by working on some other distro. you need to put your efforts into working on one of the "top 10" distros instead.

Besides, it would be impossible to build a "universal" distro that would meet everyone's needs. I suspect what you really are aiming at is you just want to build a Gentoo clone and call it your own work.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 02:12 PM   #9
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By the way, should I :
1/ use a big distro and remove what I dont need
or 2/ use a small distro and add what I need ?

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Old 06-23-2005, 02:29 PM   #10
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OK I am planning to make a forum for that distro. Do you know free forums ?

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Old 06-23-2005, 03:08 PM   #11
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Aren't you the same guy who was complaining about there being too many distros already?
 
Old 06-23-2005, 03:13 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by geeman2.0
Aren't you the same guy who was complaining about there being too many distros already?
Yeah, he is. Really weird that he would do that.

I would suggest you join Gentoo or Debian or something,
programmershous.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 03:22 PM   #13
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No guys you opened my eyes and you were right,.
So can you help me and answer the questions of the first message ?
I posted many questions : can you answer me and help me ?

And please, dont post out of subject messages.

-If you want to help, post here.
-Otherwise, dont post here.
(I am especially talking about reddazz, masonm, geeman2.0, ctkroeker , etc. : if you cannot help, then PLEASE dont post here).

Any troll will be anyway sent to the moderator.
This is a serious stuff. Dont hinder the research.

THANKS !

Last edited by programmershous; 06-23-2005 at 04:02 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 04:02 PM   #14
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i don't think anyone that has read your obnoxious posts will EVER use your distro...

and you've got a real nerve asking people here to help you with it... LOL...


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Old 06-23-2005, 04:04 PM   #15
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win32sux
yes but you know, when Linus started, who would have though he would advance his kernel so much ?
So every project has a start.
I am hoping the linux community will understand me and excuse me my faults.
Amen
And most of all, I am giving my energy to a linux project for the community.

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