Welcome to Unity-Linux

History

Unity-Linux was a Mandriva based Linux distribution that was started when a number of packagers left PCLinuxOS after having taken the reigns for more then a year during the lead developer and creators hiatus from the distribution. Due to multiple differences both parties thought it best to part ways, so Unity-Linux was born. Development started quickly and various packages where added. Eventually though do to lack of vision and what some would say interest Unity-Linux development slowed down crawl until it ended. The domain ended up being pointed to a personal blog, when it was rescued and the project was semi-resurrected by JMiahMan a previous developer/packager.

Purpose

The original purpose for Unity Linux was to create a baseline linux install to which users could create their own Linux Desktop distributions to share with family and friends for various tasks. The idea was to create scripts and various tools to allow users to learn about Linux and create something on their own. Unity was the trunk and these home brewed distributions would be the branches.

Execution

Moving further Unity-Linux has gone back to the drawing board. We are refocusing on some of the core ideas and visions that Unity-Linux was started with. This time however instead of being based on a popular (now defunct) desktop distribution we will be rebasing on something a lot smaller, for a much smaller footprint and even depending on MUSL for our C Library. Work has been on going with a few stops since January. A majority of work at this point has gone into what distribution should we rebase on and what core packages are going to be included into Unity-Linux and a general outline has now been formed. Initial packaging has started, though slow and not based solely on anyone distribution, progress has been made and will continue to be.

Development

Development will be synced at least weekly to git hub..

https://github.com/jmiahman/unity-linux

 

Published on  July 2nd, 2015