Eric D. Schabell: A look back at AbTLinux in 2005

Saturday, December 31, 2005

A look back at AbTLinux in 2005

This has been a big year for me and AbTLinux, finally taking the big step to get this project started I have setup basically all our needed infrastructure over the last year. We have a wonderful website that has grown quite nicely to contain all our needs at

I have also setup a wiki environment which low has been very busy filling with development and design documents. This is the Wikka product, a very nice wiki that provides user controlled ACL's which is working very nice for us at

I have also added recently the Trac projects tool for bug tracking, reporting, source repository browsing and roadmapping. See

Furthermore, we have just finished a cycle of the depEngine requirements which produced (through six teams of students at the Radboud University Nijmegen) six documents I am currently reviewing. One will be selected as the winner and implemented!

Finally, the abt package manager has almost reached its 0.6 version which includes all use cases and a start is made on the scenarios. Please see our roadmap for the project planning and release cycles.

For 2006 I hope to see our first implementation of the abt package manager and maybe even our first iso release. I want to wish all those that have offered input, worked on parts of the project or are just following the developments as they happen a Happy New Year!

See you all in 2006!

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