Re: [dev] Stali RC

From: Dimitris Papastamos <>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 16:32:27 +0100

On Fri, Oct 02, 2015 at 02:21:57PM +0000, Richard wrote:
> Actually, having set my expectations very low, I am finding that it works surprisingly well. Having played and poked around in the OS for a few hours this has lead to yet more questions:
> - do we install a pager? I've look in bin for more/less/pg etc. Are there any plans for a pager? I looked in the TODO documents for both sbase and ubase but did not notice any.

Yes there are plans for a pager. The heirloom project has a pg
implementation I think.

> - am I correct in thinking that we install manual pages, but currently no 'man' program to read them?

I'd propose using the OpenBSD man tools.

> - looking further ahead; has there been any thoughts towards a staticallylinked/musl-based X11 server? Is it feasible to simply take the xorg sources and compile those with static linking or does that not work (or would it be philosophically incompatible)? suckless obviously has some useful tools like 'st' and 'dmenu' ready to go once X11 is available. I ask because the finest browser ever written is obviously 'surf', but worryingly surf depends on webkitgtk; which depends on gtk; which in turn might lead back to glibc,glib etc.

There are ugly workarounds. I will try to dig out some logs from #suckless
explaining the core concepts.

> - what's the relationship between 'stali' and the 'morpheus' project which I stumbled accross over at 2f30? Has one replaced the other? Are they developing in parallel?

Morpheus was an experimental distro I started along with some friends
to see if we can realize the stali idea. We made some mistakes along
the way however. We'll try to correct these in stali.

> This is a fun distribution - thanks for writing it, R.

It is not ready yet!
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