Just a few updates on the new project named Unity…
- We’ve got a Home Page, IRC Channel, Forum, Docs site, a Package Tracker, and a Planet up and running.
- In works is getting a Bug Tracker up and running…
- We have SVN
- We have Twitter for news
- We have Twitter for commits
- We have a Forum aggregator for Commits
- We have screenshots of build2 (tinyme quick base – developer only)
- We have build3 almost out the door (developer only)
What is Unity you ask? Unity Linux strives to be a solid core for the mklivecd project. We hope that numerous distributions of Linux that want to make use of functions such as mklivecd and remasterme will base their distributions on our small core. Our methodology is to keep it simple, keep it open, keep it free, and keep it updated!
Some distributions you may see based on Unity Linux: Granular Linux, Producer Edition Linux, TinyMe Linux, TinyFlux Linux, Unity e17 (formerly PCe17OS), and many others. One of the others I speak of here that might base on Unity is SAM Linux. For those of you that don’t know, SAM has been doing its own thing for a while now and the ability to have a small core without lots of dependencies with the ability to remaster and mklivecd is appealing to many distributions and remasters out there. Hopefully, our core will do well for everyone involved. Thus far, SAM is keeping it’s eyes open and looking at Unity to see where it goes.
So, lots of development is happening right at this moment…and we still have lots to go. Our developer ranks have swollen to around 29 members now…so we’ve got a GREAT group of people all working toward the common goal. Right now, our developers want to get a core iso out the door so that everyone can have a common desktop to work on (for our docs guys, for our rpm rollers, for our kernel hackers) to make sure we’re all on the same page.
We’re also beginning to form teams…or at least talk about teams 🙂 I think soon we’ll see dedicated team leads come out of the development ranks to step up and develop in their individual area. If you have questions or concerns or comments about Unity Linux, please drop me a line below!
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