Thursday, November 26, 2009



I take pleasure to announce that the First Cut of Dorrie is out.

Dorrie is a Web Interface to build customised Fedora Spins and Remixes.

It now allows users to:

  • Select a name of their Spin.
  • Select a Kickstart File to base it upon.
  • Select Language and Timezone.
  • Select Individual Packages as well as Package Groups.
  • Build and Download the modified Kickstart file.

I will also take this opportunity to announce that I will be conducting a workout on Dorrie at FOSS.IN. The workout wiki is nothing more than the default template as I write this blog, but I will fill it up with essential details as soon as I get the login details from the organisers. Do watch that page if you wish to attend FOSS.IN and do participate in the workout if it looks attractive.

The workout will mainly focus on building and downloading Live CD from kickstart but I would also appreciate Interaction Designers to help me out with the Workflow Design.

A lot of work needs to be done to make Dorrie a success. I hope the FOSS.IN workout acts as a catalyst in its development.

Shreyank Gupta.
Developer - Dorrie


kkn said...

this is basically the same as susestudio, right?

$hRiNk said...

Ya, just that its Fedora instead of Suse.

sankarshan said...

For the current release of the project it might be a SuseStudio or, a Pardusman image builder.

There are potential features which, if implemented would make it an useful tool in spaces other than standard distribution spin creations.

roshansingh said...

is it hosted anywhere currently ?

$hRiNk said...

@roshan the code is hosted, not the application. You can download and try it out(works only on fedora).

Will get it hosted as soon as some minimal features are up.

mether said...

"this is basically the same as susestudio, right?"

Major difference is that what SUSE does is proprietary. Fedora is completely free and open source

julianaloofi said...

This is awesome! I didn't even know there was a project like this.
Great work, the screenshot looks cool.
I absolutely love the idea.
Good luck with the project!

Pavol Rusnak said...

SUSE Studio allows to run your appliance in browser and to save (some of the) modified files back to the image. It doesn't seem that Dorrie is able to do that ...

kkn said...

@mether As far as I know, susestudio is not proprietary, but will check the facts and get back.

mether said...

@Pavol Rusnak, no. Dorrie is hardly a few weeks old project done by a single person on a voluntary basis. You are comparing it to something that has been developed in-house for a very long time now.

@kkn, You got your information wrong. The source code for SUSE Studio is not available. It is a proprietary piece of software from Novell.