Joined: Sep. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 18 2008,16:56
I figured I'd do my thinking out loud in a dedicated thread in case it's of any benefit...
Would it benefit this project if DSL allowed for easy creation of MYDSL Live CD's that could still fit onto biz-card (well, small at least) CD's?
In "this other thread", we go into a little bit about DSL as a "lego-like kit" to put together custom distro's.
Here's what I'm thinking:
* setup base DSL with the very minimum necessary for DSL to work (i.e. take out apps that aren't tightly integrated into the distro);
* setup the "taken out" apps above as MYDSL extensions;
* setup the DSL distro (the "main" ISO) as base + MYDSL extensions above, so that this distro looks just like the the DSL distro we know today;
* setup "Make MYDSL" build script to build an ISO out of the base + only MYDSL extensions chosen by the user (i.e. don't automatically include MYDSL extensions from the "main" ISO.
Just like the MYDSL extensions provide off-the-shelf applications for customization, I think it would be pretty cool to have a series of off-the-shelf MYDSL Distro's ... (especially mini-CD ones!) How about a "MYDSL Server", "MYDSL Pre-School" "MYDSL SOHO", "MYDSL RetroGames"
The thing is, John (and Robert?) have done such a great job picking low-resource/footprint apps, I don't know if a "base" DSL would leave much room for an alternative set of apps. Would it?
As it's easy enough to take, along with the DSL CD, as many apps as we want on a USB key, would it make sense to do any of this? I'm tempted to say "yes", otherwise what's the point of having "Make MYDSL"? (There must already be an obvious need to create custom DSL CD's...)
Sorry, long-winded. You're lucky this isn't a you-tube like posting ... you'd be suffering through a lot of non-verbal communication on top of that!
Cheers and best regards.