Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: April 01 2008,17:25
I have been evaluating several foundations and many with squashfs+lzma+unionfs and many still have many issues.
Perhaps with a full size distro that is the way to go, or even wait until some of the issues are resolved.
initramfs is not something unique to Slitaz but has been developed in the 2.6 kernel. It has been very interesting to read the kernel development list as to why the change from initrd+ext2 to initramfs. If anyone wants the links I will post them. For a tiny core, as I have proposed, it seems quite suitable. Then with the addition of the DSL way, i.e., factoring out static (extensions) + fine grained backup/restore would seem also appropriate.
Also, the next version of DSL is not really targeted at old hardware. Old hardware does not change. We have DSL 3.x & DSL 4.x for such.
Newer hardware has way more memory than a tiny core + a few user selected additional application extensions would require.
I am going to go ahead with a prototype and see how it sails.
Edited by roberts on April 01 2008,17:28