DEVELOPMENT

Linux Lite produces custom software. Our philosophy is minimal code, minimal design and minimal dependency. Our applications should be clean, fast and simple. Intelligent, well thought out design with great attention to detail. We use the GPL v2 Free Software Licence.


Ethos

Our target audience are Windows users. We want to show people that a linux based operating system can:

1. Be simple to use.

2. Look good.


Following qualities and abilities we are looking for:

- People who are open minded.

- You desire to share knowledge with others.

- You think in terms of how software will benefit others.

- You don't let your own personal tastes influence your design and feature work.

- Have the ability to visualize in your head the end product and how users will interact with our software.

- Passionate about winning over Windows users to Linux.

- Can work as part of a team.

- Can code in either: python, bash, zenity, yad. Other languages are welcome (just no java)

- You should already have some code and or software that we can look at.


Please don't volunteer if you:

- Are egotistical.

- Have an elitist attitude or mindset.

- Consider only how to benefit yourself.

- Believe that your way is the only way.

- Can't take constructive criticism.

Development Team


Jerry Bezencon

Project Manager, Design Chief, Repository Maintainer, Developer, Packager, Documentation

Milos Pavlovic

Developer, Maintainer

Johnathan Jenkins

Developer, Maintainer, Packager, Documentation

Brian Tomlinson

Developer, Maintainer

Bill Hahnen

Documentation

Adam Grubbs

Documentation


Ready to join the team? Contact us here.

How we produce software


Our approach like everything else in Linux Lite is simple.

We write our code > collaborate and share it on github > test it thoroughly > package it for the correct architecture > test it thoroughly as a .deb > deploy it to our repos. Example package name: liteinfo_<version>_linuxlite.deb would be liteinfo_1.0-0010_linuxlite.deb next version liteinfo_1.0-0020_linuxlite.deb and so on.

Resources


Github - https://github.com/linuxlite

License - GPLv 2

Bountysource

In an effort to continually improve on our software, we also offer an incentive by paying developers to contribute code to Linux Lite. This is a win-win situation for both developers and our audience. A portion of our Donations are allocated to paid development. We'd love for you to contribute to Linux Lite, if you're a developer and want to make a difference in how people use their computers, contribute here (you will need a Github account):

Team page: https://www.bountysource.com/teams/linuxlite

Bounty's page: https://www.bountysource.com/people/29895-linuxlite

News

1st April, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.4 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-4-final-released/

1st January, 2015 - Lite Fonts released

See here for detailed information.

1st December, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.2 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-2-final-released/

15th September, 2014 - Lite Cleaner released

See here for detailed information.

5th August, 2014 - Lite Welcome released

See here for detailed information.

2nd June, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.0 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-0-final-released/

16th May, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.0 Beta released with Linux Lite Repositories

26th February, 2014 - Lite User Manager gets updated, new repos added

We've updated Lite User Manager with the Groups now showing in alphabetical order so they're easier to find, plus simpler labeling and updated information across all the tabs. We're also starting to push all of our new development to github. Check out the new repos.

5th September, 2013 - Help and Support Manual

Currently to get the latest version of the Help and Support Manual, we've built a script into Install Updates. This method fetches the latest Manual from Github, unpacks it, overwrites the existing Manual.
In the future that will change. We have been testing a .deb packaged version the Manual with good success and in future releases, the Manual will be a part the Linux Lite repo containing all our custom software. The most noticeable part of this implementation will be that the updates process will finish a lot quicker.

Projects - Completed

Lite User Manager

Lite Software (Install Additional Software & Remove Additional Software)

Lite Manual

Lite Tweaks

Lite Welcome

Lite Fonts

Lite Upgrade

WhiskerMenu (port)

Check out our github for more information on these projects.

Projects - In Development

Lite Manual Redesign.

Projects - Future Ideas

lite-time: A date and time utility for Linux Lite.

lite-controlpanel: An all-in-one control panel specific to Linux Lite.

Roadmap

Linux Lite 2.0 Release - 1st June, 2014

Linux Lite 2.2 Release - 1st December, 2014

Linux Lite 2.4 Release - 1st April, 2015

Linux Lite 2.6 Release - 1st September, 2015

Linux Lite 2.8 Release - 1st February, 2016

Linux Lite 3.0 'Citrine' Release - 1st June 2016

Hire Us

Linux Lite has produced a number of custom operating systems for companies and institutions, including Intel.

We can produce a custom operating system that is specifically tailored to your needs. If you would like to commission us to build your organisation an operating system, please send us an email here.

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