[Libre-silicon-devel] Tools for VLSI Design - LibreSilicon flavored Live-DVD

Hagen SANKOWSKI hsank at posteo.de
Sat Feb 2 20:48:03 CET 2019

On 2/2/19 6:40 PM, ludwig jaffe wrote:
> Toolchain:
> Hi I could maintain a repository to be added to /etc/apt/sources.list
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libresilicon

Well, there is one big reason why I think a Live-DVD could be great idea.

If we like to attract someone, or show another one, how Open Source VLSI
Chip Design might be with LibreSilicon - a Live-DVD would help this
people just to try it out.

Put the DVD into the PC, booting into the Live-System, all Tools already
installed and smoothly working, just play around with examples, reading
the documentation which came on the Disc.. seeing how great our stuff
is, and shutdown the PC - without touching the current installation.
This works even for folks which trust M$...

The rubbernecks also can later install - if they like so - a working
system on a fresh partition on the hard disk by one click "Install to disk".

We just lowing the entry barrier..
Wouldn't it be great?

Maintaining the /etc/apt list could be the first step for that.

I still remember some (personal) talks with the guys from the great
Rescue Live-CD distribution GRML.org. They said, there are some scripts
running which do the stuff for them.. The Distribution is maintained on

Unfortunately I am not so familiar with hunting compilation issues.

Who likes to deal with a live-DVD?


P.S.: Another well known Linux Live-System is Knoppix.org - but it isn't
maintained anymore, Mr Knopper said last March in Chemnitz at CLT meeting.

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