Welcome to Unity-Linux


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.


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.


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 using Mageia. 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 work with and what core tools are going to be included into Unity-Linux. Initial packaging has started, using free tools online that are now offered (ie. Travis-CI) though slow, progress has been made with mklivecd and other tools and packages will continue to be ported and or create.


Development will be synced at least weekly to github..



Published on  July 29th, 2017