Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cinux is Not Dead

   I have received questions lately as to whether Cinux is dead or not and I want to say that it's not. There have been no updates lately because of my lack of free time and because of the greater lack of interest in the project.
   In December of 2015 I decided that Cinux needed to be rebooted and a rebranded, in order to fix mistakes that I made while developing Cinux. Although I am not sure if I will go through with this, these are my thoughts:

Objective List
1 Build a server oriented distribution
2 Focus on long term support distribution cycles
3 Focus on deployability and adopt a minimalistic approach
4 Focus on seamless VM support
5 Write a small package manager that will install, update and remove select software
6 Distribute as an ISO and VM image

   You may have noticed I mention nothing about a desktop environment and that is for a reason: Building a desktop oriented distribution is not worth it due to their complexity and the sheer amout of such distros (and competition) out in the wild and, hence I am done with those. If a community arises and wishes to support GUIs and complex desktop applications, so be it.
    As of now I will develop the package manager and build bot for Cinux, that will build packages off of the development branch of Linux From Scratch, and can be found here. The target architecture will be x86_64, dropping any x86 or ARM versions I had developed in the past (ARM might come back, especially after reading this article).


Cinux for desktop is dead, Cinux for servers is well alive and will be renamed. More information will be provided in the near future.

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