Joined: Dec. 2006
||Posted: May 16 2008,18:21
I don't think I should call this new base DSL v5.
It is not a complete desktop.
It is just enough to boot into tinyX/JWM and fetch/install mydsl extensions & modules.
Together with the familiar DSL way of boot options, backup/restore and some simple tools, mostly lua and lua_fltk stuff.
We're all looking forward to learning more about Robert's work. It's so exciting!
I also started to wonder how much of a desktop we would be able to build with only what's included in tinycore (x11 + fltk + lua and extensions). A very light desktop depending on only those libs would be awesome ;)
So after a quick Google search, I have found two desktops based on FLTK:
* The Equinox Desktop Environment (http://equinox-project.org/) looks very polished and shiny. It is now based on an modified (extended?) FLTK but according to the website the next release will be based on standard FLTK 1.1 present in tinycore.
* XD640 (http://www.oksidizer.com/software/xd640.html) seems very lightweight and minimalist. It might be an unfinished/abandonned project. And it also uses some patched version of FLTK that adds custom widget and handles utf-8 so in this case some dev might be needed to make it compatible with FLTK in tinycore. Yet, this is very interesting; I might try to "fiddle" with it at some point next week.