Sunday, 31 January 2016

The future of "Minimal Linux Live"

Minimal Linux Live has been around for 1.5 years and it became a very popular project with 130+ stars in GitHub. I've been using BusyBox statically linked with glibc and as a result the DNS functionality doesn't work. As a consequence, the whole network functionality doesn't work as expected and it's not really usable. That's due to a very old architectural issue with glibc and also due to the fact that static linking is highly discouraged when glibc is involved. So, you can build your own minimalistic Linux OS but it won't have network support.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Different ways to start the Eclipse Equinox OSGi console

If you are reading this, then most probably you have already tried to follow the process from my previous article on how to start Equinox OSGi console from locally downloaded Equinox p2 repository. The final command line which you need to execute is quite long and you might be asking yourself if there is easier way to start the Equinox OSGi console.

Yes, there are easier ways to achieve this and we'll explore them! Get some coffee and continue reading! :)