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GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.10

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  • Discontinued distros: DSL, DSL-N, Freespire
  • Added 10 distros (total 300): Amber, ArchBang, Bonzai, epiOS, GALPon MiniNo, Mageia, NetStation, Ophcrack, Thinstation, Toorox
  • Renamed: sidux -> aptosid
  • Added connectors: Debian -> Mint
  • Contributors: Chris Watkins, Philipp Neumann, Robert Shingledecker
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2.2

BSD timeline up for grabs

Playing around a bit I’ve decided to make a simple BSD timeline, including the 10 most popular distributions.
Here are the usual PNG, SVG and TAR.BZ2.
Since we don’t have any intention of maintaining it (i.e. adding lots of BSD derivatives), the timeline is up for grabs for those willing to extend and build upon. We will of course offer helpful tips and support.
So anyone can download it, alter it in any way they see fit and publish it wherever they want.
You can also just leave a comment lamenting about how the dark background is ugly.

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.9

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  • Discontinued distros: Morphix
  • Added 10 distros (total 290): Aquamorph, Elastix, Funtoo, Jolicloud, Kongoni, MythDora, NetSecL, Ojuba, PLoP, Zentyal
  • Added connectors: Debian->Deepin, Ubuntu->Deepin, Aurora->Fedora
  • Contributors: Franco
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2.2

On layouts and icons

Layouts

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!

Icons

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

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.7

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  • Added 10 distros (total 270): Canaima, Damn Vulnerable Linux, Lubuntu, Macpup, Openfiler, openmamba, SliTaz, SMS, Tiny SliTaz, QiLinux
  • Fixed: GoblinX renamed to Imagineos
  • Improved infobox: bigger Tux! (with GNU)
  • Improved logos: now using icon field instead of including external images
  • Contributors: Pascal Bellard, Gardouille, Jason Porter and Flamel Canto
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2 (experimental)

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.6

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  • Discontinued distros: Maemo, Moblin
  • Continued: aLinux
  • Added 10 distros (total 260): HostGIS, Inquisitor, Maemo, MeeGo, MoLinux, NuTyX, Qimo, STUX, UHU, Ylmf
  • Fixed: Tiny Core (10 year facelift), KateOS (originally Slackware based)
  • Contributor: Paulo
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2 (experimental)

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.5

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  • Added 10 distros (total 250): ASLinux, Best, Danix, Independence, Maemo, Mamona, Midori, Moblin, Quirky, wattOS
  • Added Connectors: Debian->CrunchBang, Debian->MEPIS
  • Contributors: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen, Kevin Vesga and Jim Trocki
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2 (experimental)

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.4

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  • Added 10 distros (total 240): DeadCD, Dizinha, Dragora, Metamorphose, NeoDizinha, Netrunner, Omoikane (ARMA), QubesOS, Salix, VortexBox
  • Fixed: sidux (lowercase)
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2 (experimental)

GNU/Linux distro timeline 10.3

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  • Added 12 distros (total 230): ASP, Calculate, CERN, Demolinux, Element, Epidemic, Fermi, Igelle, IPFire, Paldo, Resulinux, T2
  • Contributors: John G. Ruff, Franck Quélain, Norbert Cartagena, Luciano Andress Martini, Joko Keuschnig and René Rebe
  • Cleaned up source code of included SVG images and CSV spreadsheet
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.1