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Re: LilyDevOS, a LilyDev container + full VM image

From: Federico Bruni
Subject: Re: LilyDevOS, a LilyDev container + full VM image
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:52:52 +0200

I've just realized that I forgot to publish the release, so there was nothing you could download.

In the meanwhile I've added also an image with a desktop environment, which works basically as the old LilyDev. The main difference is that there's no installation process. The image is ready to be launched. Read the main README on Github for instructions on how to use it.

I've tested it only on Linux host.

Il giorno gio 6 lug 2017 alle 17:03, Federico Bruni <address@hidden> ha scritto:
Hi folks

I've made a LilyDev container which can be run with systemd-nspawn.
You can download v0.1 and find the instructions here:

This is only for Linux users at the moment.
I'm not sure if you need a certain version of systemd to run it correctly. Probably not.
I've tested it on Fedora 26, systemd version 233.

Let me know if it works for you.

Why working on a new LilyDev?
Since some time I wanted to switch from Debian live-build to something else, for several reasons:

- live-build can be run only within a Debian machine (since I moved to Fedora almost two years ago, I had to run it in a Debian container) - live-build is extremely configurable but quite complicated. In the last year live-wrapper has replaced it as official Debian image builder

Since guile-1.8 was removed from Debian stable, I had one more reason to change distro. At first I thought I'd have used some Fedora tool. Until I read this post about mkosi:

It's easy to pick up, the design is very clear and the build performance is great.
I like especially the fact that it's distribution-agnostic.
I might build different distro and different versions of each distro simply by using a different configuration file. And without changing anything on my machine (live-build requires to run Debian stable if you want to build Debian stable; run Debian testing if you want to build Debian testing; and so on..)

Next step will be creating an image with a full desktop environment, like the old LilyDev. Do you have any preference for the default distro and DE (must be lightweight)?
If you don't, I think I'll choose Fedora and LXQT.

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