HOT DOG Linux
Installer ISO based on Slackware64 (1.52 GB)
Minimal ISO based on Slackware64 that runs from RAM (195 MB)
Boot with Legacy BIOS, untested on virtual machines
Hot Dog (Linux) on a (USB) stick
To write the image to a USB drive:
$ dd if=/path/to/file.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1M
/path/to/file.iso is the file name of the image file.
/dev/sdX is the USB device to write the image to.
Run as root. Be careful not to write to the wrong drive.
The design goals of HOT DOG Linux include:
- Graphical user interface based on retro computer systems including Windows 3.1 Hot Dog Stand, Amiga Workbench, Atari ST GEM, and Mac Classic and Aqua
- Custom lightweight Objective-C foundation
- Bitmapped graphics, low DPI displays
- No Unicode support by design
HOT DOG Linux uses a custom lightweight Objective-C foundation on top of the GCC Objective-C runtime. The style of Objective-C is completely different from the one Apple uses, everything is basically id.
By design, Unicode is not supported.
Low DPI displays are preferred, since the graphics are bitmapped and fixed in size. The preferred aspect ratio for HOT DOG Linux is 5:4 in landscape, and 3:4 in portrait.
HOT DOG Linux does not use Automatic Reference Counting. It causes problems with type-checking during compilation (it is too strict).
HOT DOG Linux is an acronym that stands for Horrible Obsolete Typeface and Dreadful Onscreen Graphics for Linux.
How to compile and run
$ sh makeUtils.sh
$ perl build.pl
To run the window manager:
$ ./hotdog runWindowManager
To run the iPod style interface:
Aqua mode uses 'compton' for window drop shadows and 'feh' to set the wallpaper.
Some of the Perl scripts use the JSON module.
Aqua Screenshot 1280x1024
Amiga Screenshot 1280x1024
Windows 3.1 Screenshot 640x480
Atari ST Screenshot 640x480
Mac Classic Screenshot 640x480
Mac Color Screenshot 640x480
Mac Platinum Screenshot 640x480
ALSA Mixer Panel
$ hotdog-openALSAPanel.sh hw:0
HOTDOGbuntu -- Ubuntu compatibility
HOTDOG can be run on Ubuntu and its derivatives.
See the NOTES-Ubuntu file for more information.
Copyright (c) 2020 Arthur Choung. All rights reserved.
Email: arthur -at- hotdoglinux.com
Released under the GNU General Public License, version 3.
For details on the license, refer to the LICENSE file.