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Damn Small Linux to work with PortableApps

I dunno if you've heard but there is a distro of linux which is really small (called Damn Small Linux), and that distro can run from a USB device into windows, pretty much the same concept as PortableApps.. well, here's my question, Can you integrate it into the Portable Apps menu? Like, have linux as another protableapp?

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Not Open Source

DSL uses QEMU which is freeware with open source components. As such, it can't be hosted on SourceForge (where everything here is hosted). I have a package of it done, but can't do anything with it at the moment.

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oh well.. if someday you are

oh well.. if someday you are able to post it i'll download it Smile

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well...

cant you just email it?

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Actually majority of the program is under the LGPL
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Majority =/= All

If the whole thing is not under OSI approved license... then the package can not be considered open source and can't be hosted on SourceForge.

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what?

how is qemu not open source?

http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
quote from homepage
"QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer."

and what components do u mean Kqemu? well that was freeware but now its Open Source as well heres another quote

"The QEMU Accelerator version 1.3.0pre11 is available (Changelog) in Open Source under the GNU General Public License."

BTW heres a pretty cool FE for it http://qtemu.org/
but author needs to fix some bugs for win32 build of it Sad else there is qemu manager but it doesnt look as good so ill stick with qemu alone cuz doing stuff in terminal always looks better

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Sound

The Windows package is compiled with a closed source sound library. The DLL is required (QEMU won't function without it). Thus, it is most definitely NOT an open source package.

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If you get the QEMU version (as opposed to the bootable version) of DSL, you should be able to make it work with PAM. It's been a while since I used DSL, but if I remember correctly, there's a "StartDSL.bat" or some such file which starts QEMU and then starts DSL on top of it.

If you get a development package such as NSIS or AutoIt, you should be able to make a simple launcher (an .exe file, so it's recognized by PAM) to start DSL.

If you use AutoIt, the script ends up being really simple: Run("StartDSL.bat"). Then just add a pretty icon and you're set.

NSIS would be just slightly more complicated, but not much. By the way, NSIS is what most of the application launchers on this site are made with.

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Hrm

Well AutoIt seemed to work great for this. I was easily able to create an .exe and even managed to have it hide the cmd window when qemu starts. But it refuses to start from PAM. I have a RunDSL entry in the menu. But I can click it over and over without anything happening. PAM doesn't even fade away like it usually does when you start an app. Any ideas?

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Use @ScriptDir

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I was playing with it a little last night. Seems that for some reason, both AutoIt and NSIS (and BAT to EXE converters) do something weird to the executable so that it won't run. If you use a BAT to EXE converter, the EXE passes random gibberish to the command prompt which (somewhat obviously) the computer doesn't understand. If you use NSIS, you get a message which says that it can't find important sub-executables like qemu.exe. With AutoIt, it simply doesn't run. I'm not really sure why this is. If I have time, I'll play around a little more and see wuddup.

Else, and not to promote other products, but if you get desperate, you might switch to Pstart (used to be hosted on this site) or Asuite (what I use). They allow you to run batch files straight from the menu.

Or wait for the next PAM and see if it has .bat support. From what I understand it will have just about every other feature under the sun, including an automatic fold-out loo roll.
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VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an Open Source virtualizer for x86 hardware.

http://www.virtualbox.org/

Anyone try it yet? (I downloaded the Windows version, but haven't installed it yet to chk it out.)

Can this be made portable so we could use it with some sort of portable *nix on our flash drives?

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hmmmmm......

let me think..... not open source so it cannot be hosted..... sounds like a job for EMAIL! yay! \(^^)/

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Just type it into Google and download it off their site if you want it.

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dat, ...... works to, i guess, hmmm. (why didnt i think of that?)

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