I am proud to announce a new series. This is called “big fall full” – codenamed “Jabba”. It solves two purposes:
- Provide a simple way to include all packages that are built in the second stage in the live ISO
- Give the most simple starting point for building LessLinux and derived distributions
The second big change is that LessLinux development now takes place completely on GitHub. Scroll down to read how these two news fit together seamlessly!
Using Jabba builds
Of course you can use the Jabba builds as rescue system as well or as a nice replacement for the now defunct LFS Live CD, to start building LFS even when you do not have Linux system installed on some hard drive. Jabba builds will be released after major architectural changes or updates of core components like the used default compiler or the C library. This means mandatory releases every six to nine months and maybe convenience releases after updating kernels.
Jabba intentionally uses a really minimalistic user interface. After booting, the GUI consists of just two terminals, one with root privileges and one as normal user. You might start an XFCE- or LXQT-panel, but be warned: there might be many duplicate or non-functional entries in the menus. Thus it is easier most of the time to start needed programs by hand.