Monthly Archive for August, 2010

On layouts and icons


We’re occasionally experimenting with various layouts, for example this one. Because of the orientation it obviously needs improvements on the overlapping labels, but the fat line option offers a nice graphical cue about a distro’s “fertility”. Comments invited!


It has been technically possible to use icons instead of those dots at each distro’s starting point for a while now, yet what is missing are the icons themselves.
This means: if you, dear visitor, by any chance happen to know about a collection of a few hundred distro icons in SVG or PNG, uniformly layouted, we’d be very obliged to have a share.
You can also hand in only a few* and the GLDT may start having icons as soon as there’s a substantial portion – somewhere around 200 would be awesome for now.

* The exact format, layout, dimensions, etc. can be fixed as soon as we have a large enough set with a common denominator.

One more thing

Help is always welcome: if you happen to know that nice, overlooked, historically interesting distro, go ahead and submit it!
We’re also grateful for any spotted errors (especially those exact start/stop/fork dates sometimes only known to the founding developers themselves), which you can report via the same form.

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.8

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  • Discontinued distros: Aurora (merged into Fedora)
  • Added 11 distros (total 280): Android, Aurora OS, BlankOn, Buhawi, Deepin, Estrella Roja, Hedinux, Qomo, Quantian, UltraPenguin, Zeroshell
  • Fixed: Maemo (duplicate)
  • Contributors: Alexander Sambler, Antonio Engels, chenjie, Rahman Yusri Aftian and Vassily Minaev
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2.2