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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 GNU GPL Version 2 Free Software Licence. (except Lite Info)


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. 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



Vladislav Bychkov

Developer - Python



Sergey Murzin

Developer - Shell



Manoj Kumar

Web Development



Milos Pavlovic

Developer



Johnathan Jenkins

Developer, Documentation



Brian Tomlinson

Developer



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 - GNU GPL Version 2 Free Software Licence (except Lite Info)

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 November, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.2 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-2-final-released/

1st June, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.0 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-0-final-released/

1st February, 2016 - Linux Lite 2.8 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-8-final-released-2706/

1st September, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.6 Final released

See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-6-final-released/

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 - Current

Lite Boot

Package name: N/A integrated at build time

Lite Fonts

Package name: lite-fonts

Lite Info

Package name: lite-info

Lite Info uses inxi to collate hardware information, the command we use is: inxi -c 0 -AdGMNSz -b -! 31

Lite Info Licence:

/* Copyright (C) Linux Lite Operating System - All Rights Reserved
* This Licence is for Lite Info.
* The Software is Proprietary.
* The software uses inxi to collate hardware information to
* share with the community here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php
* The command we use is: inxi -c 0 -AdGMNSz -b -! 31
* Written by Jerry Bezencon , February 2016
*/

Lite Login

Package name: N/A integrated at build time

Lite Kernel

Package names: linux-headers-linuxlite-x.x.x linux-image-linuxlite-x.x.x

Lite Manual

Package name: lite-manual

Lite Software

Package name: lite-software

Lite Themes

Package name: lite-themes

Lite Tweaks

Package name: lite-tweaks

Lite Upgrade

Package name: lite-upgrade-seriesx

Lite User Manager

Package name: lite-usermanager

Lite Welcome

Package name: lite-welcome

SystemD Manager

Package name: systemd-manager

Tor Web Browser

Package name: tor-web-browser

WhiskerMenu

Package name: whiskermenu

Check out our github for more information on these projects.

Projects - In Development

lite-sources - An easy way to select a software repository near to you.

litebuilder - A system build tool with UEFI support.

lite-updater - An updater that sits in the tray on Linux Lite that periodically checks for updates.

Projects - Future Ideas & Concepts

lite-tasker - A scheduler that performs tasks like cleaning and updating automatically in Linux Lite.

lite-kernel-select - An application to allow the user to select and install any one of Linux Lite's custom kernels.

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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