Zandra FAQ

What is Zandra?

Zandra is an independent musl-based Linux distribution based on the principles of simplicity and efficiency, and composed almost entirely out of free software. It is a fork of morpheus linux. It uses Plan 9 mkfiles to build packages, with both a ports tree and a binary package manager. All binaries are statically linked. Every aspect of the system tries to conform to the Unix philosophy of "do one thing and do it well". Compact and easy-to-understand codebases are also heavily prioritized. In order to stick to our philosophy in an elegant and practical manner, software such as systemd, electron, and huge desktop environments like GNOME and KDE are intentionally not supported in the system, among others.

Why use Zandra?

If you are an experienced computer user who is tired of deeply planted dependencies and unreasonably high memory usage, but also want to build your system from the ground up to cater to your needs, Zandra is probably right for you. If any part of the previous statement is inaccurate, Zandra is almost definitely not right for you.

How can I contribute to Zandra?

There are many ways. There is a to-do list on the main git repository. That's a good place to start. You can also port software to Zandra or write documentation. Spreading the word is always great as well.

How can I donate to Zandra?

Sadly, you cannot donate to Zandra yet. Cryptocurrency will probably be the primary method in the future, though.

Why is Zandra labelled as a Linux distribution instead of a GNU/Linux distribution?

Zandra's base system contains no GNU programs. To call Zandra a distribution of GNU/Linux doesn't make sense, but of course GNU packages are provided in Zandra's repositories.

Where can I send my questions, comments, or suggestions?

You can write directly to the lead dev of Zandra at "ben at thisdomain" or use the IRC channel #zandra on Freenode.