Adélie Linux 1.0-BETA3 Released

We are proud to reproduce such a long awaited announcement.

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (31 May 2019) — The Adélie Linux Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Adélie Linux 1.0-BETA3 for all supported platforms. Learn more about Adélie Linux on our Web site. Continue reading

Adélie Linux – work in progress I’d like to draw your attention to a young and promising project called Adélie Linux.  Adélie Linux is a Free, Libre operating system based on the Linux kernel. Their goals of full POSIX® compliance, built on musl compatibility with a wide variety of computers, and ease of use without sacrificing features set them apart from most other Linux distributions.  Sysvinit, openrc, and S6 are available to customize your installation to specific needs.  Adélie Linux is also independent and built from the ground up, not based on major distributions (Arch, Debian), or Gentoo, or Alpine, as some will immaturely conclude.

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Edit Dec 22 2018 – Adelie 1.0-beta2 is now available and possibly the last step before the first stable Adelie 1 is released.

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We are a systemd free linux community

Edited again: 2018-11-15

As the previous site started out (08/2017) of the temporary need for Artix users to meet and exchange experiences, share solutions to problems, now that Artix has its official site, we have decided to move in the direction the site had already taken anyway.  Freedom and equality of access and exchange of information.

Antix is to Debian what Obarun is to Arch, and Devuan is to debian what Artix is to arch.  Such projects/distributions seem to be very promising in concept and execution.  Equally promising, if not more, is Void and Adélie linux taking an independent path.  Unfortunately we can not cover the progress of too many distros and at times we may have to drop a few from the list and concentrate on the few we believe there is future and hope.  We have dropped Devuan over a year ago due to serious doubts with the project’s management, and now we have decided Artix has to go too. Continue reading

In depth analysis of init systems

simple is fast, but not always, as in the case of hill climbingDavin McCall wrote a very extensive report on the peculiarities of init systems and service supervisors,  how some of their differences are based on choice of compromises.  On the vagaries of init systems

Then, some days later, a response to this article came from Chris Siebenmann who introduces us to even more dillemas and criteria to choose what init system suits a specific use best.  Continue reading

Alpine linux hardened openbox and xfce4 tested

The image selection for installing or using live is a little confusing.  It is confusing as there is standard. extended, vanilla, virtual, xen, and mini-root filesystem.  I used extended and that was a little more than 342MB, the rest are about 100MB or less.  By current trends that is confusingly small.

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History of Arch without systemd

archartixWhile researching the development of consolekit and its fork, consolekit2, I run into a really interesting thread in the Arch forum.  This was the beginning of Arch-OpenRC it seems and this is how the Arch hierarchy dealt with the inquiry and proposals.  The very first thing they did was to hide the thread from search engines, visible only to registered users.  Then they tried to push the guy in pursuit of this project to do what he wants elsewhere, not seek collaboration through the Arch forum.  The guy is none other than @Artoo, the force behind the Manjaro-OpenRC project, and one of the people who last year founded Artix. Continue reading

What if there was an easy way to install Gentoo?

It is called CloverOS and it is quick.

The CloverOS image is about 1.1GB, it has a live system with various WM (window managers) that start and the installer window will pop open once the WM is up.  It asks you to partition and specify the partition for the installation’s root, root password, username and pw, and 10′ later you have a complete Gentoo installation ready to boot. Continue reading

Artix-Runit no OpenRC no sysvinit

Artix, as mentioned here several times before, begun as a continuation of stable functional systems that existed for years.  The one was Arch with OpenRC the other was Manjaro with OpenRC.  Before Artix’s first year is complete a second init system is being modified to alternatively be used instead of sysv and OpenRC.  Runit, the init system found in Void is developed by where you can find detailed information about it.  Runit can initialize your system, it can supervise processes, and it can end processes and end the cycle by shutting down.  Alternatively Runit can act as a supervising system along with sysvinit or other init systems.  Runit has been proven in Void-Linux for years as stable and capable, let alone one of the lightest in resource use. Continue reading

References and links to no-systemd sites init system must be an init system (ex-systemd-free site now found within the site for historical-archiving purposes).  (this is a more debian oriented site but lists information across the unix-ecosystem).

This information is based on an Init article at ArchLinux Wiki

Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later

Gentoo wiki page: Comparison of init systems presents an even more extensive / thorough “Detailed Feature Comparison Table” Continue reading

Brief look at FigOS and upgrade to ascii

According to the “officially official” devuan forum administrator, FigOS is not a Devuan derivative because it is also based on Refracta and another distribution (puppy).  I run FigOS live, the latest version 2.6 and I really was looking for the puppy aspects of it, since it is not Devuan, which I have been keeping a distance of.  I am not too much of a fun of iceWM and gdm and xfce4 stuff, so I transfromed every desktop part into my familiar openbox.  I left everything else in tact.  It installed as reliably and easily as anything utilizing the Refracta tools marvel.  Nothing else works as reliably as this installer.  Continue reading

Artix and the choice of 3 init systems

Artix as it appeared was an evolution of Arch-OpenRC and Manjaro-OpenRC but with a clean start of doing things independently.  Both of its predecessors were really a set of packages and scripts to substitute systemd while their corresponding systems remained as they were.  The new system was constructed by editing and rebuilding each package so it would meet the guidelines of the Artix system.  OpenRC and sysvinit were the default init and service/daemon supervising system. Continue reading