Taking a look back at GMAD
Fun, Simple, and Quick
2019-07-13 14:43:00 +0000
One day, back in June of 2018, I was both looking for a new project to work on, and trying to decide which Linux distro to install on one of my computers. From this, a little project was born. Give Me a Distro (or, GMAD, as I like to call it) is a little website that chooses a random distribution of Linux and shows a description of what you are about to get yourself into, and a download link for the latest ISO.
This is one of the simplest projects I have ever made. All the backend does is:
- Select a random number (n)
- Fetch the nth item from a list of distros
- Push the selected data to the user via DOM
This website is just plain HTML and CSS3, built without any CSS framework.
If you would like to add a distro or three to the website, feel free to make a pull request over on GitHub.
Why make a post about it a year later?
I just really enjoyed working with the project and sharing it with friends, so I figured I should mention it here too. Maybe it will inspire someone to make something cool!