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“Baishakhi Linux sources are available from *the* CD using mount”

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Most of you who have been following the Baishakhi Linux saga unfold already know that quite a few people from all over India have had requested for the source code to be made available for the project.

I too, has used the SNLTR Forum as later on also suggested by Prof. Anupam Basu of IITKGP and Director, SNLTR, for requesting information as to where I can get the sources from -

My enquiry was short and simple -

বৈশাখীলিনাক্সের ISO‌-র সোর্স কোড কোথা থেকে পেতে পারি?

Postby ইন্দ্রনীল on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:52 pm
$SUBJECT-য়েই এই পোস্টিংর সার বক্তব্য :)



Where from can I get the Baishakhi Linux ISO’s sources” followed by “$SUBJECT says it all

So far, that question went without any answer - mails to their devel mailing list via the web-based feedback form (done after I had received the invitation for the inaugural program) or the forum (done yesterday) and the only thing close to an answer was Prof. Basu’s reply yesterday evening -

“The release was on the 8th of September and it was planned to make the source code available upstream, within a few days as is expected of open-source activities. Please keep your weather eyes open on the SNLTR site.”

I was away from Kolkata since morning and now on coming back, I found this “reply” waiting for me in the Forum by one of the developers.

বৈশাখী লিনাক্স ১.০ সংস্করণটি Ubuntu 8.04 এর উপর ভিত্তি করে তৈরী করা হয়েছে ।
Ubuntu এর মতই এর CD কে মাউন্ট করে সোর্স কোড পাওযা যেতে পারে ।

তারক নাথ

meaning “Namashkar! Baishakhi Linux version 1.0 is based on Ubuntu 8.04. Just like Ubuntu the Baishakhi Linux CD can be mounted to access the source code

/me is presently pondering on what should be state of his mind be