Gusto is a distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It uses as its build tool the GAR system by Nick Moffitt. The distribution as a whole is free software, as are all the programs it comprises. It was created by me, David Fifield.
Gusto was originally conceived as a tool for people to learn Unix and computer programming, but now I aim to make it a useful general-purpose operating system. It supports different build "flavors," meaning that many different versions of an operating system can be built from a single source tree.
Gusto has experimental support for cross-compiling.
There is a gusto-devel mailing list for discussion of the development of Gusto.
You can download releases of Gusto at http://www.bamsoftware.com/dist/gusto/. I use GNU Arch to develop Gusto. To get the latest development version, do
The important files to get started are COPYING, README and INSTALL.tla register-archive email@example.com http://www.bamsoftware.com/archive tla get gusto--main
If you experience any problems while using Gusto, you are encouraged to exclaim, "O, guts!" and submit a bug report to the mailing list.
Computing is more fun when you do it with Gusto!
The gusto--xbox branch is Gusto for the Xbox. See here for details.
Gusto wouldn't be possible without the work of the LNX-BBC team.
Another project to check out is GARStow, a combination of GAR and GNU Stow. I haven't tried it, but it looks like it's more complete than Gusto. Now that I think of it, the names of our projects are similar, but that's a coincidence.