Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: May 24 2008,19:31
I am mainly using tar.gz as the supported extension type. I am using a lighter shell. I am mainly using kernel+busybox+lua+fltk+jwm and not much more.
I am trying to be backward compatible with exsiting DSL, i.e., I have a gtk1.tar.gz which when mydsl-load'ed works. Then mydsl-load emelfm (gtk1) and dillo all works. So one could run a smallish gtk1 system.
The effort that the community has spent learning UCI, mountable self contained compressed applications, could still be supported only uncompressed. This being the case to provide an easier means to make and use, no read-only stuff, open to being used in other systems, and still have the advatage of low ram usage. I would even be interested in supporting other systems self contained application/receipies except as mountables But I think we have enough of our own community made to begin with.
To change or combine the info/icon/menu to a new standard would be an impact to the community. I of course could accomodate in tiny core - but think about the impact to exsiting users who wish to remain with 3.x/4.x. Of course, we could just abandon them, like the other distros have, and only look forward. Maybe that will happen anyway, not sure. Look at those who cling to v3.x. I am surprised that someone hasn't made an xtdesk.dsl for 4.x.
I cannot, as one person, offer and maintain, so many editions of DSL and then compound that with maintaining multiple "edition specific" repositories.
Tiny core is progressing nicely, I have renamed backup.tar.gz to mydata.tar.gz so that tiny core and play nice alongside DSL.