[HLUG] Help Torios for old PCs (NON PAE)

Julian Robbins joolsr1 at gmail.com
Wed May 22 10:59:01 UTC 2019

Hi George

Yes Torios is a great project to keep older machines from landfill

Hopefully see you tonight at the LUG meetup


On Sun, 19 May 2019, 14:05 George DiceGeorge via Herefordshire, <
herefordshire at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> "ToriOS is a GNU/Linux Operating System built for very old computers
> (NON PAE) and for those who are interested and brave enough to build
> their own system the way they like from a fully working base with GUI
> and minimal installed packages by default.
> Firstly if you want to get involved you should get check out the project
> website at Torios.top.  Here you can find out more and a little about
> the small but dedicated team behind it.
> The ToriOS project has two mailing lists, one is a general list and the
> other is to discuss issues around the development of the system.  List
> subscriptions re managed from Launchpad.
> Please sign up to the main list from this page in the first instance.
> The main project page can be found at
> Where we need help
> At present we need help with :
> Testing and bug reporting (if you are unsure how to submit bug reports
> via launchpad we can help with this, just ask) otherwise just sending to
> the list and being able to describe the issue, allows others to
> reproduce and confirm, or perhaps you can confirm the same issue,  it is
> equally valuable.
> Documentation.  I am the main documentation lead for the project,  and
> the current manual can be found here.
> https://github.com/zleap/ToriosManualv2
> The manual is being written with LaTeX which is a document creation
> system.   I am also using Overleaf which is a editing and collaboration
> website.    There is however talk on creating a version of the manual in
> gitbook. This uses markdown.  There is room for both and a need for a
> both web based and pdf based documentation.  I will probably find it
> easier if people send me plain text files for the manual and I will just
> drop them in to the right place.
> I have suggested that we need a good documentation for
> OBI ;  One button installer,  this is a separate project to create a
> text based installer but is the installer that is used by ToriOS.  If we
> can create or keep documentation for OBI updated then it really helps,
> this same document can then also form part of a specific install manual
> for ToriOS.
> JWM : JWM is the default window manager,  again good documentation for
> this, would help the ToriOS project too.
> General ToriOS specific items, are part of the manual I am writing,  but
> by having separate documentation it keeps everything small and
> manageable.  So contributions to this are very welcome.  Forking the
> manual to gitbook and markdown is another way to contribute as it should
> be possible to keep both manuals in sync.    If you sign up to github
> then you can sign IN to gitbook using your github account.
> Installation Manual(s): Would just cover installation
> Screen shots of applications: These are more than welcome and can be
> used on the website,  in promotional materials and in documentation.
> Screenshots of specific items such as JWM settings manager helps
> multiple projects tool.
> Testing Manual:  This can help people new to testing,  but also allow us
> to identify issues so the developers can work on fixing.  Testing can
> involve installing on a spare computer (recommended), Install into a
> virtual machine or dual booting*.
> Dual booting carries all the usual risks of data loss if you are not
> careful and requires manual partitioning and you really need to know
> what you are doing.
> By just using the OS you are helping with the project.  by helping with
> documentation just by sharing how to do something you are able to help
> and reduce the workload for others.   For example I am trying to
> describe each application in the menu system,  provide information on
> version and perhaps a screen shot of each.  So just by looking at the
> way this is presented and helping fill in the blanks is really appreciated.
> DEVELOPMENT:  Last but not least we need help with the actual
> development of the system or system components,  help to fix bugs,
> write or improve components is essential.   Help ToriOS on its roadmap
> to version 2.0 and beyond.
> DISCUSSIONS and FEEDBACK: We are an open community, small but dedicated,
> so if you join the discussion you can be part of the development
> process, regardless of who you are, experience level etc.
> We look forward to people joining the team, contributing to free
> software and being part of something much much bigger.
> http://zleap.net/torios-how-to-get-involved/
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