I'm an Austrian sysadmin living in Montpezat (South France), and a 100% GNU/Linux user since 2001. Back then, I made my first steps on Linux on Slackware 7.1 on a batterred 486. I've been working with various distros for some years, mostly Slackware, Debian and (lately) CentOS, a RHEL clone. I've also fiddled with all the major - and some exotic minor - distros. Right now I'm running a Linux consulting business (http://www.microlinux.fr
) , and I do things such as networking public libraries using 100% Linux and OSS.
About two years ago, I've been working on a project called "Slick", which was basically Slackware + XFCE + GNOME libs + multimedia. I never really published that thing. Well, it was always sort of available as an SVN tree (200+ SlackBuild scripts and some documentation), but never aimed at the public, only for use in my business. But working on your own distro, even if it's just a spinoff, is quite some work, so I eventually switched to a second-best solution, a mix of CentOS and Fedora (quite heavily tweaked, old habits never die
I just read the Distrowatch review of VL 6.0b, and I thought, heyyyy, this is exactly what my Slick project intended to be. So right now I'm downloading 6.0b to get an idea (I live in a remote place in the French countryside, we only have low-bandwidth DSL), but I'm curious about the innards of the distro. Do you guys publish the distro source somewhere, like Slackware does in /source?
cheers from the rainy South of France,