Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Nov. 14 2007,23:46
I'm a long time Unix user. My recent interest in DSL came from a tiredness of slow user interface... I decided to try to use DSL, not as a toy, but as a production Java dev platform.
This forced me to remaster DSL to tune it to my need (the default 50mb system don't have Java JDK, even as an extension).
I was surprised by the number of available extensions and the ease of remastering, based on available informations.
I summarized my remastering experience in a small guide available on my website:
The only important missing tool is a basic UML diagramming tool. The old dia version available as an extension do not work with DSL 4.0. I wasn't able to install a newer one on my own.
Who can help me on this point?
Anyway I'm using this almost complete system through a 80mm CD and a USB key for my home and for the moment, I'm pretty satisfied. It's lightning fast and powerful enough to be used as a Java dev platform (I develop Swing standalone applications). Time will say if it's reliable enough.
Thank you to the DSL team for their good work!
S. Boivin, Ph.D.