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Cinux

A Linux based operating system, created from the bottom up. Cinux is not based on any other Linux distribution.

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Currently 2.4.1003

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Changes you will see in Cinux 2.4

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Cinux 2.4, as you will notice, is much smaller and a lot faster than its predecessors. It also runs on a lot less memory. If, at any given time, you run top you will notice that memory consumption will remain around 100MB.

Only 78.8 MB of RAM are used.
Package management is, again, non-existent in the latest release (build 2.4.1001), but it is scheduled to appear at some point whenever scratchey is ready.

As noted, the newer build is ready for download (Just click on download, and it will download the latest release). Only minor changes were made, such as the look and feel of the Bash terminal environment. More changes to come.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Update: Cinux to jump to version 2.4

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One of the great things about Cinux is that it's based on Linux From Scratch and not on any distro. It is not condemned to carry on any changes it's parent - faultily - made, instead there is ultimate freedom. The last update was Cinux 2.2 which was an experimental version running on systemd; it was surprisingly fast, fast enough to beat my previous records: It booted in just under 5 seconds. However, Cinux 2.2 was never released as an image or ISO. Instead, I released the Cinux Toolchain Builder (CTB) which I used to build it.

A couple of weeks ago I remembered about CTB and saw that it was incredibly outdated, so I decided to update it. Half way through the process I realized that it was all manual work and decided to build CTB from the ground up, but now with the name Scratchey. Scratchey, still work in progress, crawls the development version of the Linux From Scratch website, parsing all the packages, commands and instructions and later on downloads the packages, unpacks them and runs the build script of each one; one by one. Future Cinux builds will come from that, if I want to release more often.

I'm releasing today the newer, updated and better working and configured version: 2.4. I consider it an alpha release, since a lot are going to change until the stable version rolls out. Support for 2.4 is, currently, scheduled for the next year (until July 15, 2015) until further notice.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Update: OpenSky UI and a future Cinux Release

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It has been a while since the last post, and since then a lot has changed. I had a good reason for being a "stranger" though; work, studies and many projects (one of which is Zhong) are pretty much holding me down.

The bottom line is that the project is still alive and moving forward. Cinux 2.2 build 998 is, already, in a very good shape: The Linux kernel is fairly current (it will be updated) and the core is also stable but mildly outdated, but way-way better than Ubuntu, for that matter. Everything else comes second.

As promised, I will slowly start posting the source code of OpenSky UI to Cinux's Github page, and most of it will be in web technologies. OpenSky UI, for example, as stated in a previous post, will be completely web based. Though, I haven't figured out what the platform will be of development will be. I have the option to either build my own WebKit based headless browser to host the project or use Node-Webkit.

Either way, you are welcome to browse through the code, comment and make pull requests.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Video: Cinux 2.2 Running on systemd

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   So, these past few days I've been playing around with several options and software. The latest experiment is this: Cinux 2.2 running on systemd. It's surprisingly and amazingly fast: It boots up in just 5 seconds and you can boot it up and turn it back off in just 14 seconds. I made a video of it running through Virtual Box 4.3.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Release: Toolchain Builder

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Hey guys, almost two days ago I completed the Toolchain Builder for Cinux. It's a set of scripts that automate the process of building the toolchain necessary to build the actual operating system (Cinux).

The project is hosted, as all other, on Github, where you can fork, contribute and submit issues.


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Monday, October 7, 2013

Updates: A Demo And Some News

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    Hey guys, for a while now I've been working on several projects related to Cinux and Cinux itself. In fact, yesterday I released an update to Cinux 2.2 (getting closer to the one thousandth build!). Right now I'd like to take it a step further and reveal what other stuff I've been working on.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Release: Cinux 2.2 Build 998

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Build 998 of Cinux 2.2 was just released and is available to download. Minor changes were made, including the addition of ALSA and a Linux kernel upgrade to version 3.11.4.

Also, the website is undergoing some changes, as you might have noticed. I switched to Disqus for handling the comments and I'm working on a new look.

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