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Source code?

by s, Thursday, April 13, 2023, 05:31 (439 days ago)

I’m interested in seeing how Peropesis was built from the ground up. Could you please share the source code or repository that you used to create the ISO? I think this would enhance the security and transparency of your project.

Also, could you please make the source files or code for the user manual available? I would love to collaborate with you and other users on improving the documentation. It would be great if you could host the source text on a repo that allows merge requests.

Source code?

by g, Saturday, April 15, 2023, 16:06 (437 days ago) @ s

Hello, s,

Thank you for your suggestions.

1. Sorry, the ISO image / distribution building documentation, without personal individual notes, does not exist at this time. It's possible that documentation will be prepared and made public in the future. Currently, as an alternative, I can only suggest to answer to specific questions of ISO building nuances you are interested.

2. For the user manual: over the next week I'll try to create a repository containing HTML and CSS files, which belonging to the user manual (when I do it, I'll write message in this forum).

3. In addition, I think, in the user manual, under each newly created chapter, there could be specified an authors name, e-mail, etc., who has prepared a new chapter. What do you think about this?

4. Do you have idea, what new topic would you like to add to user manual?

Source code?

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Friday, April 28, 2023, 05:46 (424 days ago) @ g

g, thanks for clearing some points out.

I guess you build the distro image by using some scripts that you run locally. IOW, I doubt you enter/rerun all the commands by hand every time the image is released.

So us (who loves chain-of-trust) getting able to look at these scripts (or at least at the sequence of commands from your terminal sessions) would feel a bit more confident. (Or maybe even let us to rebuild it for ourselves:)

Shape/form of the command execution doesn't matter as much as their exact sequence + a comment here and there, allowing us to build the same behaving image.

And publishing it via some Git frontend would be ideal. Maybe self-hosted, like cgit, gitweb, Pagure, Gitea, Gogs (like every other function on this site). Using some public service (like GitHub and Gitlab) would do too.

And the respective documentation might only come later and be a bonus.

That would make distro more accessible/transparent to the devs/sysops.


PS: Source code?

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Friday, April 28, 2023, 07:26 (424 days ago) @ g
edited by sskras, Friday, April 28, 2023, 07:39

PS. Of course, running fully featured Git web frontend is not necessary.

Headless Git hosting via Apache would be enough to track the changes. Eg:


(In case your requirement is to self-host everything instead of relying on the 3rd party, public services)

PS: Source code?

by g, Wednesday, May 03, 2023, 13:29 (419 days ago) @ sskras


The ISO image / distribution building documentation, without personal individual notes, does not exist at this time. It's possible that documentation will be prepared and made public in the future (or maybe not. To create a detail documentation, step by step and to maintain it is a new project and it should be mature). As an alternative, I can answer to specific questions of Peropesis ISO building nuances you are interested.

For the "chain-of-trust":
Peropesis ISO is not compiled, it can be unpacked. The Peropesis filesystem also can be extracted. In the filesystem all plain text files are freely readable and all compiled software has freely available source code (except firmware of course). There is ability to see compilation options of many compiled programs. The user manual and the news contain a fairly broad description of how was created and how is working system. So the Peropesis distribution is open in many sense.

Source code?

by g, Wednesday, May 03, 2023, 11:48 (419 days ago) @ s

Sorry, I'm a little late. A Public Git repository for common development of Peropesis user manual I created on an external Git hosting site. So, I invite all to collaborate for creating this user manual collectively:

git clone git://repo.or.cz/peropesis-user-manual.git

I hope this solution will be acceptable, if not I will wait for advice.

edited by g (Fri, 2023-05-05):
I changed repository address.
If someone needs push access, please, write a user name that I could add to the repository list.
In the README file the license has author Peropesis*. This means that if new authors become available in the future, they would be listed in the Peropesis user manual author list below. Those who will provide user manual corrections should probably be presented as editors on the next list.

Source code?

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Friday, May 05, 2023, 12:35 (417 days ago) @ g

That's nice! Thanks:)

Especially for adding the license: CC BY-SA 4.0

One more question: do you edit the manual by hand or just convert some other format into HTML?


Source code?

by g, Monday, May 08, 2023, 03:26 (414 days ago) @ sskras

Using editor by hand.

Source code?

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 09:02 (406 days ago) @ g

Cool! The old-school way. I like it. :)

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