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Re: development on windows

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: development on windows
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:32:09 -0500
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Graham Percival wrote:
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 06:44:27AM -0500, Jonathan Kulp wrote:
Jonathan Kulp wrote:
Can't all of the tools be installed from inside the virtual machine?

Yes, but since window users will already be faced with an
unfamiliar environment, we might as well set up the build system
for them.

**IF** somebody wants to do this.  I don't think this will be
worth it as a chore, but if somebody enjoys tinkering with OSes,
and/or wants to learn about tinkering with virtualization and
OSes, we might as well harness that energy.  :)

BTW, having said all of this, I actually have an .iso of my own remix of xubuntu that has all of the Lilypond build tools installed already. It's kind of big, about 1.1GB,

Ick.  I'm not going to quibble with whatever distro somebody wants
to put on this, but if I went with Debian, I'd expect the entire
thing to be less than 700 megs, including the git source.

Ick is right. I made this remix with a different intent, though, which was to have an .iso of my personal complete desktop environment. There's all kinds of stuff in there that would be totally unnecessary for what we're talking about here.

If you guys think it would be useful then I'll have a go at it. I think I can remaster xubuntu with all the Lilypond build tools and get it under 700MB to fit on a CD. I would go with Debian but the tool "remastersys" is specifically made for doing Ubuntu remixes and I'm not sure it would work with straight Debian.

I'm not sure if I can build it in such a way as to include the git source files. Normally that's the sort of thing in an individual user's /home directory and would be left out of the remix. When someone installs from one of these remixes it works the same way as with regular Ubuntu, they create user accounts at the time of installation. I feel that if I can get it under 700 megs with all of the build tools and with the git program installed, then just about any user can open a terminal and copy-paste the git commands you put together in the CG to grab the source code. I've copy/pasted from CG several times myself and it works perfectly.

Jonathan Kulp

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