Re: Starting a Distro
John Perkins <jeperk <at> swbell.net>
2004-01-08 15:29:34 GMT
BTW, don't try that address yet, the hosting is
SUPPOSED to come on line next week.
Vector Linux, my main project, is comming along very
well and we should have the first zero-install enabled
release next month.
You can install the current VL 4.0, install the
zeroinstall package and be up and running in a half
You might be better off getting in touch with us on
the forums there. The developer forum at
vectorlinux.com is very active.
--- Thomas Leonard <tal00r <at> ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 10:27:34AM -0200, Frank
> Alcantara wrote:
> > Let me introduce my self. I am Frank Alcantara I
> work in a small company
> > in Brazil which is changing his focus from
> proprietary to open source
> > software, the first thing we saw in this area was
> a need for a
> > specialized linux distro to soho and enterprise
> users. As we start this
> > research, we find two very exciting initiatives
> the UserLinux group and
> > Zero-Install.
> > probably I lost some thread in userlinux list, but
> apparently they will
> > not use zero-install. However, we will use this
> technology in our
> > distro, what means, userlinux is great, but we
> will run our own distro..
> > Are there some initiative in this way? Are there
> some other company in
> > this road?
> There's 'liquidos', being set up at the moment by
> John Perkins. See the
> list archives:
> Since Zero Install is new and experimental, there
> isn't very much
> experience with it at the moment.
> The easiest thing to do (if you're in a hurry) is to
> start with a
> traditional-style base system (like UserLinux,
> Debian, etc) and add Zero
> Install to it. Then you get extra stuff
> (rox.sourceforge.net, etc) through
> Zero Install. As more stuff becomes available, you
> just move it over.
> For example, when GTK gets packaged (with all the
> latest fontconfig
> stuff), ROX-Filer will probably link against that.
> You can then add that
> directory (eg,
> /uri/0install/liquidos.org/lib/gtk/lib) to your
> /etc/ld.config file to use that version for
> Good luck!
> Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
> tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk tal197 at
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