Pre-Alpha patch for a LiveCD with GUI... What next?

Matthias Schmidt matthias at
Thu Mar 6 07:12:43 PST 2008

* Sascha Wildner wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is probably as good a moment as any to come out of the forest with this. 
> The patch at
> adds some code to nrelease/ to build a LiveCD with xorg and so on (currently, 
> only the xorg metapackages and fluxbox are added). In order to build one, you 
> need a local dir with the pkgsrc binary packages (see below).

Great work Sascha.

I agree with Robert on most of his stated points.
It would be nice to see some DragonFly specific features on the CD
(although I'm not sure if that will work for all features).  A little
environment where most Unix users feel at home (fluxbox, xfce, firefox,
thunderbird, gvim) should be enough.

Big applications like, java etc won't work because they are not
available as pkgsrc packages neither is it possible to compile them on
DragonFly.  At least to my knowledge.



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