SUSE apparently has a page where you go and use a nifty, albeit very slow, web interface to create you’re own liveCD/USB/install media. It’s pretty freaking awesome assuming it works out OK.
You can pick any package you want to install. The page handles all the dependencies for you; so if you pick Anjuta but didn’t grab CMAKE it’ll grab that for you. It also allows you to share your appliance with everyone else. It also allows you to upload files (individually or in zip or tar format) to your appliance so it’s always there for you. On top of that you can even write scripts that will run on first load or every time the liveCD/USB stick boots. Finally, in true open source fashion, you can clone someone else’s appliance and modify it to make your own.
Naturally I’ve created one from scratch and have it up for commenting, sharing, and cloning. If someone tries (I haven’t even yet to be honest) be sure to leave me note here or there. I’m very excited about the prospect.
I wish Fedora were this easy to “spin.”
I just discovered the Awesome WM. Which is sort of a lie. I’ve known about it for a long time now, but I just now got around to attempting to use it. Either way, like any other normal user I soon began playing with the rc.lua and themes that come with Awesome. And, once again, like a lot of Open Source software users I soon began playing with what I found.
So I quickly modified the Zenburn theme and mocked up a new theme based off my favorite Vim editor color scheme. Peaksea. So my new theme has a pretty obvious name. Peaksea-Awesome. You find the code and everything on Github. It’s far from finished at this point. A lot of the theme is still just a blatant copy of the Zenburn theme, which I admit to in the README. Either way if you try it and you like it leave me a note. If you try it and you really like it leave me a pull request.