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« on: July 08, 2012, 12:05:43 AM »

After a long hiatus I am bring this project back to life.  The first step was to bring this site back to working order.  We now have a functioning forum (this).  The old forum is now static HTML and it available here (http://damnsmalllinux.org/static/). 

Next I'll be doing a release of DSL to fix some bugs and time-bugs and get the distro in proper working order.  For now I do not see the scope of the project changing much -- the goal will be the same, pack as much utility and applications into 50 MB as possible.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 05:37:38 AM »

Glad to see things are getting underway again.Looking forward to testing the first new release. Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 03:34:16 PM »

 Smiley good to hear. still use dsl on a old  hp thinclient and it works great. excuse me if  my english should be sometimes bad. i´m german.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 05:11:00 AM »

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Thank you!

4 years!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 05:08:32 PM »

I am so glad to see this project continue on... I had (sadly the cpu died) an old machine with a Pentium II 266MHz and 192MB RAM with a CD-ROM drive and a 10GB HDD. Without DSL all I had for the machine was Windows 98... since I don't own any Win2k stuff. Anyways can't wait for a new release.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 04:39:04 PM »

 Smiley

Fantastic.

Your DSL is a great OS.

Thanks for taking this on.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 06:45:09 PM »

I'm not sure if you need the help or not but I have several computers and such to test on and add things to. I created an input panel for a pen tablet with xp2005. I'm really glad to see that this is going again. For years I used dsl vm for personal tasks on guest computers.

I will try and test what you want of me. This should help things go Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 08:26:27 PM »

Thanks guy!  I'm getting close to coming out with an rc.  I've been fixing bugs, updating some apps, and replacing a few that didn't work so well. 

I am hoping to increase the user-friendliness of DSL.  One thing I've been working on is better integration between JWM and Fluxbox, you'll be able to switch back and forth between the window managers without having to kill and relaunch X.  I've also added some options for customizing the look and feel of JWM.  There's going to be a menu option to have the taskbar auto-hide, and one to remove the icons from the JWM menu.  You will also be able to choose between DFM, xtdesk or no desktop icons via the menu.  The idea behind these changes is to let people quickly get the layout they want without having to mess with the config files.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 05:08:22 PM »

Hi John!

Nice to see that DSL is coming to live again. Have tried the first RC briefly but haven't been able to connect to the internet yet. Using a EEE PC Netbook and neither the wireless card or the cable is recognized. I guess I have to brush up a little of my DSL using.

Have fun putting DSL to live again,
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 08:32:10 PM »

Hi John,

This is exciting news! I've always been fond of dsl, and look forward to trying out the updated version.

Kudos to you

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 02:16:17 AM »

I look forward to providing as much support as i can on the official chat channel!  Thanks for coming back.
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 06:59:06 AM »

This was totally out of the blue for me.
I'm glad to see some activity again.
Spotted on Distrowatch.
I will try this on my EEE PC soon.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 12:46:21 PM »

I saw the notice on DistroWatch. It is good to be back.

Jeff
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 12:28:42 AM »

Good to see DSL back in the game  Wink Have used an old version for several years and always thought it was quiet unique. Looking forward to the new releases! 'Good Luck'.

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 07:46:59 AM »

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Nice signature! Smiley
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