Ideas and tools from FIDOSlax to backport to REMIX

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Ideas and tools from FIDOSlax to backport to REMIX

Post#1 by Falcony » 01 Jan 2011, 14:14

Happy New Year, Dear All!

Yesterday my project FIDOSlax(REMIX with some my extention) was finally reliased and annonced in russian opennews media.

And will be glad if some of this will be backported to Remix - as I interested Remix future as FIDOSlax based on Remix.

Here are several pages with new extensions of Remix which I translated to English:

http://code.google.com/p/fidoslax/wiki/MainPageEnglish - main page
http://code.google.com/p/fidoslax/wiki/InstallationEn
http://code.google.com/p/fidoslax/wiki/NetworkSettingEn
http://code.google.com/p/fidoslax/wiki/ ... duleFormat

This is durty translation so if you have any q. - please ask.

What tools and ideas I would like to have in Remix(sure - if you need this):

1. New way of saving data and setting - Magic folders, please see MainPageEnglish page, Magic Folders section
2. Installation to HDD - i made 2 scripts for installing bootloader extlinux and grub4dos - Slax could work even on NTFS partition, even the same as Windows - please see page InstallationEn
3. Automatic searching and activation of swap files, MainEnglishPage section Installing to hard drive
4. Improvements of packages system(each lzm have to have information regarding depends and conflicts) - this is quite big matter but format of lzm needed to be stantartized and discribed, see FIDOSlaxModuleFormat page. It is durty implementation of package system but may be you have some ideas - additional thread for discussion needed;
5. FIDOSlax Build tools - quick and easy way to create modules from sources on the fly using SlackBuilds, CRUX ports and Arch Linux ABS/AUR - please see MainPageEnglish section, Tools for creating modules

Jayflood, Fantom and other developers of Remix and Slax users - you try and could download FIDOSLax by this links http://temnenkov.ru/fidoslax/fidoslax-1.0-x32.tar (317 Mb)

For Not-Russian users before putting FIDOSlax to USB flash please kindly delete 2 files in slax/base folder:

z5-russian-base--0.1--0.1.3.lzm
z7-russian-koi8-r--0.1--0.1.3.lzm


So - if you have time - test this new tools and if it will be useful for Remix - add it or modify for Remix.

Or if you will use just ideas and you could find better solution of implemetation of this - it also will be good.

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Re: Ideas and tools from FIDOSlax to backport to REMIX

Post#2 by fanthom » 02 Jan 2011, 11:19

thanks a lot Falcony,
tried in Vbox and works nice!
had no time to look closer yet - will post a short report next week :D
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Post#3 by brokenman » 02 Jan 2011, 18:58

Excellent. I remember reading about your magic folders a long time ago. Great idea.

Has any noob user ever stuffed the windows loading using your HD isntall? It is sure to happen.
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Post#4 by Falcony » 03 Jan 2011, 09:35

Yep, magic folters is qute simple idea - to work with real data on HDD
But it is not automatic
Has any noob user ever stuffed the windows loading using your HD isntall? It is sure to happen.
what is mean "stuffed" - I am not keen in slang, pardon

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Post#5 by X-Factor » 03 Jan 2011, 09:54

what is mean "stuffed"
Destroy/currpted windows i think
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Re: Ideas and tools from FIDOSlax to backport to REMIX

Post#6 by Falcony » 03 Jan 2011, 10:35

For noob better not touch HDD, surely

For others users there is nothing harmless

Windows do not touched

Only bootloader are changing at first partiton of first drive

And it could be recovered from *.backup file

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