Web site: www.sourcemage.org
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, i3, IceWM, JWM, KDE, Openbox, Ratpoison, Razor-Qt, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Source Mage
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.10.0 | June 7, 2009
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Source Mage – an independent and a source-based GNU/Linux distribution, originally forked from Sorcerer.
Sorcerer GNU/Linux distribution has been released in 2000 by Kyle Sallee. The project was closed down in 2002, after Chuck Mead forked it into Lunar Linux. The remaining Sorcerer GNU/Linux development team brought the Sorcerer back and continued development. Due to Sorcerer licensing, the new form changed its name to Source Mage.
Packages to be installed, are automatically downloaded, compiled, and then installed. Each package is called a “spell”, and its package management program is called “sorcery”. To install a package the user must “cast” that spell. A set of available spells is called a “grimoire”. To uninstall a package the user must “dispel” the spell.
The installable iso images were available for i486, x86_64 and PowerPC machines.