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Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux is a business-card size (50MB) Live CD Linux distribution. Despite its minuscule size it strives to have a functional and easy to use desktop.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Jun 2008 08:09

    Release Notes: Lua and Fltk were refactored for enhanced performance. The Fltk library is now available for C/C++ programs. The fldiff program, a file diff GUI viewer, was added. rsync was updated to 3.0.2. mydslBrowser was updated. The "Download Only" feature was added. The "X Window Snapshot" was modified to save an image file with a date. dfm association was added for easy display of "X Window Snapshot" images. .torsmorc was updated for more consistent "used/free/total". The Firefox default search engines were restored.

    •  23 Apr 2008 23:53

      Release Notes: This release updates Firefox to v2, murgaLua to 0.6.8, and nano-tiny to 2.0.7. It updates and consolidates mydslBrowser with the new mydslBrowser.lua. A new picture puzzle has been added to the Games collection. The new calculator.lua replaces calcoo. minirt24.gz has been optimized, and is much smaller. There is a new background and theme for both JWM and Fluxbox. The 'noicons' boot option has been updated to suppress icons in JWM. Removal of mydsl extensions on traditional hard drive installations has been fixed.

      •  18 Dec 2007 08:29

        Release Notes: mtpaint replaced xpaint. A new black/blue theme with a "Fractal Movements" background was included. A new folder was included for better support of Visual Styles for JWM .jwmrc-theme and downloadable themes. A new folder was provided for better support of backgrounds and downloadable "DSL Classics". A new generic folder.xpm link was provided for easier theming of folders. Support for JWM keybindings was improved with .jwmrc-keys.

        •  04 Dec 2007 08:40

          Release Notes: An update to pciutils 2.2.9, a new iconView.lua with view and edit xpm icons, a new notepad (editor.lua), new mini-icons in the jwm mydsl menu when available, a new user=name boot option, a new settime=its_server_name boot option (must have boot time net access), which can be used with tz=XX/Yyyyy for accurate local time, an update of torsmo to 0.18, and support for noswap. .dfminfo is now a plain text file. The .tar.gz extension is now processed last to better support myconf.tar.gz. There were many fixes and improvements.

          •  10 Apr 2007 07:49

            Release Notes: flrun.lua replaces grun as the system's run command. A new gettime.lua script was added for setting the clock from a time server. zoneinfo was updated to support the new Daylight Savings Time. The "Enable Apt" menu item and dpkg-resore download script were restored. The mydsl tool was updated. The download directory is now verified. pendrive installation scripts were updated to be device independent both during installation and at run-time. The mount tool was fixed for CD-ROM and floppy devices. Balloon help was added on the docked mount tool. Many other changes were made.

            Recent comments

            30 Jul 2003 11:52 JeremyD

            WOW! I'm impressed....
            Beeing the multi-distro lover I am, I ran into this distrubition and decided to give it a try. I must say, thei thing packs some serious power for its size! In about 30 seconds time, my machine was booted and at a fluxbox desktop. I don't care what distro you are used to, that is fast! One command and my machine was on the internet. I was able to do much more than I expected. Needless to say, I think this is a great compact distrobution. The only issue I ran into at all was with the sound (isn't that the fall back of all distro's?). Xmms kept giving an error that it could not open the sound card for playback. I tweaked around with the output plugins (OSS and Esound both), but I still couldnt get it. All in all though, I certainly can't say I'm unimpressed. Keep up the good work!

            - Jeremy

            25 Jun 2003 10:23 damnsmalllinux

            Re: Is 0.3.11 ready for prime time?

            > I noticed version 0.3.11 uploaded to
            > ibiblio Incoming dir this past 6/10/03.
            > No mention of it yet on the homepage. Is
            > this a testing release or ready for
            > prime time?

            It is up for grabs now, I just had to make to announcement on the website first. I usually release versions on ibiblio's schedule :-).

            23 Jun 2003 14:03 ezras

            Is 0.3.11 ready for prime time?
            I noticed version 0.3.11 uploaded to ibiblio Incoming dir this past 6/10/03. No mention of it yet on the homepage. Is this a testing release or ready for prime time?


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