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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:50 am 
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Woo hoo!

I'm posting this message from the first BLAGLIVECD boot.

It works. :)

If you have thoughts on what BLAG's live cd should be like, well, let us know.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:15 am 
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Just like BLAG but just live :)


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:ahem: fluxbox :cough: BTY had a look in the repo via fltp, didn't see the iso image for the live cd. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:17 am 
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Why fluxbox over blackbox? Just curious. There's actually been some bb devel lately, I believe. Plus bb has been in blag since 8k or something. ;)

Also, the LIVECD isn't available yet. I'll make an announcement when it's there.

We're 99% done with BLAG39k alpha, which should be available in a few hours.

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Actually I say fb not from any preferences but just from the fact that I use it 90% of the time. BB's fine.
May I suggest:-
Dillo for a browser? ( can't remember if it is java-able or flash-able) but it's nice and light.
Sylpheed for a mail client?
They are both very small with a tiny footprint. The "claws" version of sylpheed rocks but I'm not sure that it would be popular with everyone.
MC as an additional file manager/browser?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:26 am 
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john maclean wrote:
Actually I say fb not from any preferences but just from the fact that I use it 90% of the time. BB's fine.


There are a few people "clamouring" for fluxbox, so it may replace bb.

john maclean wrote:
May I suggest:-
Dillo for a browser? ( can't remember if it is java-able or flash-able) but it's nice and light.


Yep, this too.

john maclean wrote:
Sylpheed for a mail client?
They are both very small with a tiny footprint. The "claws" version of sylpheed rocks but I'm not sure that it would be popular with everyone.


Ya, sylpheed is pretty cool. I almost converted to it, but went with thunderbird, so I'd use what most blaggers would use (since 1995 I've used pine, then kmail, now thunderbird--changing clients for me is a major project...). Anyway, sylpheed is in the repo, and will stay there.

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MC as an additional file manager/browser?


man that thing just reminds me of DOS and makes me cringe. It's in the repo. It's 2 megs, and we very tight on space, us.

Can you start a BLAG40k suggestions thread?

Thanks,

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:22 am 
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OK. BLAGLIVE is available. Run over to this dir:

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/40000/en/iso

and grab BLAGLIVE-39999.20000.iso or whatever is most current.

This thing is /very/ rough. Very very very very rough. But we thought we'd give you a preview. Lots more work to come on it.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:34 am 
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Oh ya. Here's a hint: the root password is "blagblag". Perhaps you want to `startx` or `init 5` when you log in.

Don't worry, the final version won't be like that.

And ya, I know about the gconftool spew. ;)

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:08 pm 
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Thanks for acknowledging requests for the live cd project. I do admit that `mc` is rather dos-ish in it's appearance but I find the vfs system invaluable. By this I mean the ability to browse tar.gz and zipped files just like a normal directory - even @\before\@ you unarchive or extract the contents. Prolly calling it the wrong this (VFS??)....
[rant] mcedit is pants[/rant]

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:23 pm 
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Code:
jayeola@15:41:47$ grep `md5sum BLAGLIVE-39999.20000.iso` MD5SUM-39999
MD5SUM-39999:e31428cd9e92350bbb688a404e3013bb  BLAGLIVE-39999.20000.iso

heh :-)

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Looks nice so far!

CD spit out before power down would be handy.


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Is there a way to implement mklivecd in a BLAG distro so we can hack on it?
Don"t we take after the initial install a few hours to set it up to our special needs?
I ask this because PSLinuxOS has one. (Some others too).
The program makes it silly easy to create your own cd.
I took the livecd installed it an remastered it to look and feel the way I like it. Gnome Desktop hacked on all the Gui stuff. I updated it removed program that I didn't need or used,installed ones I like codecs, plugins,flash,Limewire,and java.

(Yea,I know about the propritory crap).

But it does not apply if its for personal use right?
So now it works out the box and if i need to reinstall on another machine I get the distro with the same look and feel.
No hunting up plugins later. This could prove to make a better linux for everyone!

Just wanted to throw that at you guys and see what you think about it.

PS., I not leaving for another distro ,BLAG is still #1 (Maybe mine is #2) LOL


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:48 am 
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Well, you certainly can rebuild blag how you like. We have some docs on how to do that on the wiki.

We're not gonna be able to do a simple script for it though.

As for doing it with a livecd, I know there has been a bit of talk about doing a "snapshot" of the system an created a livecd from that (on f-devel lists). I don't know when such a creature will be ready though.

-Jeff


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