Distro

I'm a newbie so don't thrash me if this is a stupid question. Has anyone been involved in building a distro or ever thought about making a distro? If you have, what was the experience like? Difficult or easy? I found this web site that seemed pretty interserting. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ :oops:

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[quote="schultmc"] I don't know if Mark has anything available to download yet. He started with Sorceror as the base for Alchemy iirc. [/quote] According to the front page of www.alchemylinux.com: [quote="AlchemyLinux.com"] AlchemyLinux is a source code based distribution in the spirit of Sorcerer Linux. The implementation is not derived from Sorcerer, but from Linux From Scratch (LFS). It also incorporates a completely new XML-based build engine called Alchemy.[/quote] Mark's been working on it for several years but has been very busy with other things - it'll be interesting to see what he releases when he gets a chance.

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[quote="tlyons"]I couldn't find anything there available to download. Do you have to be a member? Looks like releases aren't frequent anyway. Anyone used Sorceror or SourceMage? What is the command syntax like? "Eye of crow and tooth of boar, chmod this file to 444?" - T.[/quote] I don't know if Mark has anything available to download yet. He started with Sorceror as the base for Alchemy iirc. Whatever build-it-yourself distro he was working with fragmented or stopped developing so he decided to make his own.

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It appears nothing is going on at Alchemy or it's in startup mode. I would hate to start another distro unless you had something very unique to offer. There are already so many out there!

BTW - Interesting to note that Mepis (Warren Wolford) is now developing MepisLite as a Win98 replacement. That now brings the Mepis versions to at least 3 (MepisLite, SimplyMepis, ProMepis) with more to come. I think he also has a server version in the works. I don't know how he's going to manage it all!! He now has a software distributor also. Looks like he's really trying to elevate the distro.

Chris

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I couldn't find anything there available to download. Do you have to be a member? Looks like releases aren't frequent anyway.

Anyone used Sorceror or SourceMage? What is the command syntax like? "Eye of crow and tooth of boar, chmod this file to 444?"

- T.

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[quote="tlyons"]Maybe our LUG could adopt the project. We could rename it "CINLUX" Nah. - T.[/quote] Why compete w/ Mark Lesh's [url=http://www.alchemylinux.com]Alchemy Linux[/url]? (For those of you who don't know Mark, he was a long time member of the CINLUG board of directors and was also on the board of INLUC, the predecessor to CINLUG.)

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Maybe our LUG could adopt the project. We could rename it "CINLUX"

Nah.

- T.

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You might try talking to Rob at Feather Linux. He was a one person development team. He recently decided he didn't have enough time to develop Feather and is looking to hand it over to someone else for development. [url]http://featherlinux.berlios.de[/url] Chris