I am very pleased to announce what I put forward as a proof of concept iso
PCLinuxOS-Light (RAW Edition) will (hopefully) be the ideal solution for anyone wanting a base to build from that does not want to have pre-conceived ideas of what should be or shoudl not be included in a light iso.
As it is atm RAW will take you to a (deliberatley) theme-less minimalistic window manager (icewm-light) on right clicking on the desktop it has only the standard configuration menu (configure my computer , the install function, user admin etc ), a file manager (mc) bleachbit, and synaptic , thats pretty much it.
The aim here is to install the iso (which is gzip'd not xz to help with lower ram installs) then add what you want, without any influence from me. (next time I will have both a gzip and a xz iso available)
In fact originally I was not going to include a file manager, although found that I needed one during the creation of the iso so mc stayed as its a good toolkit (editor, filemanagement,ftp,ssh etc etc ).
It may also be a good test bed for new rpms - to ensure all necessary dependencies are mentioned.
In all its pretty RAW..
DOWNLOAD : No longer available locate new thread
SIZE : 375megs of GZipped goodness ( XZ at a later date WILL be smaller)
DOWNLOAD : No longer available - locate new thread
MD5SUM : -
SIZE : 297.8Megs of xz squeezieness
Log in (will switch to auto login next iso)
rightclick for menu
Launch synaptic and have fun!
Post any findings or issues here
Thanks for any who try this out