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Schedule: Foresight Linux: a new paradigm in distro making

Antonio Meireles
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 11:20
End time 11:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Foresight Linux: a new paradigm in distro making

o 'traditionally' there were no 'binary based' rolling distributions, for a reason.

The idea is to show how that is - with the right tools - not only possible, but in fact can change completely what to expect from a linux distribution.

The point is not to do a conary/rMake/foresight infomercial, but to present a new paradigm in distro making (Foresight Linux 2 (expected H1/2008)), the challenges we face(d), etc.

o Foresight Linux is a next generation linux distribution built around conary and rMake. o Currently released version (1.x train) has a very strong Gnome focus, and next version will have KDE and XFCE editions too. o Used as the base of the Official Gnome Development Kit.