PCLinuxOS Openbox Bonsai (en)

It all started at the beginning of July 2010, after a request to make a core version was published on the community projects forum « mypclinuxos.com/forum ». After this request, a member of the PCLinuxOS community, known as « etjr », created a minimal ISO, a core version without a gui, built with the PCLinuxOS rpms from the repository.

I stumbled upon this chance, to create a tiny PCLinuxOS Openbox version. This kept numerous days busy, for myself and several willing testers at the PCLinuxOS.com forum. We now have a minimalist version of PCLinuxOS Openbox in English, and one localized in French, with the code name « bonsai ». This smallest version of PCLinuxOS has a gui and is installable.
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PCLinuxOS Openbox beta2 (en)

Two weeks after the beta1 version I can announce a beta 2 PCLinuxOS Openbox . Build on top of Neal’s PCLinuxOS Lxde beta2a, it’s up to date and contains a few more applications.

The additional applications : Smplayer, because not only it allows viewing videos, but also DVD’s and audio CD’s ; Asunder, light and efficient, to rip your audio CD’s, xcompmgr, to create some graphical effects with great lightness.

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PCLinuxOS beta1 with Openbox


Since a few days I started to build a PCLinuxOS version with the desktop based on lightweight components : Openbox, feh, PCManFM, Tint2, and Openbox-menu (dynamic pipe-menus type, about which you will find links in the following lines).

The main PCLinuxOS development team and several members of the PCLinuxOS community work on setting up the next 2010 version, with an official version featuring KDE4, and community versions for each most used desktop environments, Gnome, Xfce, Lxde, E17.

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