1 Oct 06, 2010 07:09
After considerable effort, I have canned b2evolution 4 alpha into a live GNU/Linux Debian distribution .iso file -suitable to be burned to cd media or either disk image/media be run under VirtualBox or VMware, or even Microsoft Hyper-V.
The Linux, Apache, [url=http://mariadb.org/]MariaDB[/url], PHP (LAMP) stack supports the latest release of b2evolution for potential users who might want to familiarize themselves with b2 evolution without actually disturbing their machines. Further I have hacked a script that automatically creates an b2evolution database upon the Debian live initialization. The only thing the user of such Live Debian image/CD media has to do is fill out the fields to instantiate the b2evolution blogging software.
I am planning to release the free open source live Debian, LAMP, b2evolution bundle once I create a blog on how I went about the procedure. I do not know if there is any demand for such a live CD; however, noticing that the bandwidth for the 600MB download would make it prohibitive for me to host the repository, since I host my site in a cloud computing environment and I am charged by the actual resources used, possibly I will be looking for a repository that can handle appropriate volume.
I am interested in knowing if there will be any issues by my bundling of b2evolution into the Debian Live CD image.
Best Professional Regards.
 I am using [url=http://mariadb.org/]MariaDB[/url] database instead of Oracle's MySQL due the unfriendly approach taken by the company towards open source.