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Old 07-13-2016, 12:07 AM   #1
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New Suckless Distro ?


Hello,

Debian, Fedora and Slackware are pretty cool, reliable and they can be used for business and home personal use.

Security with update is also very fine.

More and more, I use syslinux (or extlinux) with efi, and run the kernel using init=/init for more fun. I like to install from scratch since it give a very light distro. LFS is cool and more fun.

Just visit guys this : http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Another cool linux philosophy is lightweight and well designed coding: http://suckless.org/

I really like Debian (Fed, Slack as well), but I must say that Debian could be made slightly differently.

What about making a new Suckless Distro? How big would be your dreamt lightweight Linux distro?

I wish you a great day!
Pat

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Old 07-13-2016, 01:17 AM   #2
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What about making a new Suckless Distro? How big would be your dreamt lightweight Linux distro?

I wish you a great day!
Pat
Given that my smallest drive is a 16 GB emmc, and that I can (and currently have) a full KDE installation on that, with a 4 GB swap, and still have 5 GB+ free space, I'd say that means my dream distro would be ~7 GB, give or take due to formatting.
 
Old 07-13-2016, 08:06 AM   #3
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Another cool linux philosophy is lightweight and well designed coding: http://suckless.org/

What about making a new Suckless Distro?
A new one? Suggest instead helping with the existing one: http://sta.li/
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Contributing

Join the suckless community to discuss further development of stali.
 
Old 07-13-2016, 08:13 AM   #4
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As usual. Habituals signature is right on point.

Edit: I hope to have a great day. If I get the deal on a Suzuki DR650. Today. You have a great day also.

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Old 07-14-2016, 03:53 AM   #5
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A new one? Suggest instead helping with the existing one: http://sta.li/
wow, downloaded in a few seconds, boooted into a vm in another few seconds. quick fun.
now how to get an Xsession running.
 
Old 07-15-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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wow, downloaded in a few seconds, boooted into a vm in another few seconds. quick fun.
now how to get an Xsession running.
It is easy to boot, it is light, less than 15-20mb.

Boot in Syslinux (or grub) with:
Code:
label SUCKLESSLINUX
  MENU SUCKLESSLINUX
  MENU LABEL SUCKLESS LINUX (default)
  kernel /stali/vmlinuz
  append initrd=/stali/initrd.img 
  TEXT HELP
  * Boot menu 
  * http://www.sta.li
  * LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM 
  * YOUR SUCKLESS.ORG OFFERS HIGH RELIABILITY SOFTWARES FOR COMPUTER.
  ENDTEXT
If you compare the lightest Debian Linux you can get is about 100mb.
 
Old 07-23-2016, 01:08 AM   #7
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First time I've heard about Suckless. It raises a lot of questions for me. Their website seems almost a joke, and updating the whole system via Git seems ridiculous. Is there any other place one could find info about sta.li and suckless?
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:16 AM   #8
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First time I've heard about Suckless. It raises a lot of questions for me. Their website seems almost a joke, and updating the whole system via Git seems ridiculous. Is there any other place one could find info about sta.li and suckless?
some very fine applications run under the "brand" suckless.
and because they suck less, it is possible to use them in any environment, in any combination with other apps.
i guess most have at least heard of, and many are satisfied users of dmenu.
dwm is a valued window manager.
some other tools like slock, st, tabbed...
they all stem from the same philosophy. however, i don't see a whole, working operating system emerging from that, or at least not in a practical way.
 
Old 08-05-2016, 10:13 AM   #9
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some very fine applications run under the "brand" suckless.
dwm is a valued window manager.
"dwm is a valued window manager." => dwm: the code is very clean.
 
Old 08-25-2016, 03:08 PM   #10
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wow, downloaded in a few seconds, boooted into a vm in another few seconds. quick fun.
now how to get an Xsession running.
It's been some time but check this out. Don't expect too much.
 
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