Monthly Archives: July 2010

Development Continues


Creating scripts for starting Audio Professional Software – for Timidity and JACK.  Amsynth remaining.

Created Script to change WM or DE – with the choice of IceWM, JWM or KDE.

All menu entries have been modified in .jwmrc.

Will add Privoxy and Tor and probably Teamviewer if available.

Beginning to modify IceWM menu – will be more complete and complex in keeping with a more sophisticated Windows Manager.

Still haven’t tackled Printing yet.

Combining admin and control panel scripts into a single Control Panel Script; with an additional scripts to turn off Direct Rendering.

Need to write script for changing Screensaver and to add security login by modifying /etc/inittab.

Moving foreward – albeit slowly – who knows when this will be ok to release – but then again I am making it for myself so a release date is unnecessary.

To Do:

Ardour needs ulimit -l modification.

Secure Firepup startup through spot.




Many false starts


Well I’m back to it again – I want a distro that I basically use myself.  I had not documented a number of issues that had cropped up previously so a large number of false starts occurred.

Slowly getting the job done; have upgraded a few programmes – Thunderbird 3.0 and Firefox 3.6.  This time I have include Spicebird as it now seems to work fine; also added is Genaelogy and Jcash.  The KDE side is being beautified as this is the Desktop Environment that I mainly work from.

Testing continues and a number of extra programmes need to be installed:

  • Wine
  • Qcad
  • Video Editing/Authoring programmes
  • and a few games

I need to add tightvnc (client and server) to the menu.

Sometimes I feel like the Top Gear team – “Ambitious but rubbish!” or “How hard can it be?”.

I guess now I’m doing more for personal reasons – and if I do create a Release Candidate, only then will I be announcing it.  After testing the download – which didn’t work last time.

So currently I would say conservatively that I’ve probably gone over the half-way point.




Software installer