Putting a face on tmosb

by on Sep.26, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ultamatix, Ultimate Edition

I have began programming in Python Qt to put a GUI (Graphical User Interface) on Tmosb (TheeMahn’s O/S Builder). It is no where close to being complete, but understand it is coming. I have been thinking about borrowing some code from Ultamatix to integrate the terminal and progress bar, we will see. Why re-create the wheel right?
Tmosb, is starting to get a face.

Tmosb, is starting to get a face.

I know not everyone has dual monitors, and makes it hard to see the above image. let me break it down for you:

Monitor 1: Programming tmosb 1.9.0 in PythonQt

Monitor 1: Programming tmosb 1.9.0 in PythonQt

Monitor 2: Ultimate Edition 4.2.1 x86 O/S built with tmosb 1.9.0

Monitor 2: Ultimate Edition 4.2.1 x86 O/S built with tmosb 1.9.0

The backend is written in Bash & has advanced substantially, would I label it a final release? Certainly not, but if you are one of the brave and would like to test it:

Application: TheeMahn’s O/S Builder (tmosb)
Version: 1.9.0
Filesize: 3,527,656
Download: Tmosb
Initial Documentation: 1, 2, forum

Tmosb, now supports foreign architectures such as Armhf, Armel and PowerPC, I however have no way to test them. If you would like to donate to the purchase of a Nexus 7 and a powerpc to advance the software. Please feel free to do so here. In the comment section of the donation please include the word Nexus 7 or PowerPC. I would appriciate any feedback, good or bad.



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by on Sep.19, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Themes, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

I should call it a beta, I have been running it for a few weeks:

This Operating System was auto generated using:
TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.9, 09/11/2014
GNU tmosb home page: <>.
E-mail bug reports to: <>.
Be sure to include the word tmosb somewhere in the Subject: field.

Using the command: tmosb –build ultimate-edition-4.5-x64.iso XFCE MATE KDE LXDE AWESOME GNOME RAZORQT UNITY CINNAMON
on Sun Sep 14 22:53:04 EDT 2014 by theemahn

Today tmosb stamps things different, it will expand:

This Operating System was auto generated using:
TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.9, 09/19/2014
GNU tmosb home page: <>.
E-mail bug reports to: <>.
Be sure to include the word tmosb somewhere in the Subject: field.

Using the command: tmosb –upgrade ultimate-edition-4.2.1-x64-lite.iso
on Fri Sep 19 10:26:46 EDT 2014 by theemahn on JackHammer

Distribution Information
Distribution Base: Ubuntu trusty
Architecture: x64
Distro: Ultimate Edition
Version: 4.2.1
LTS (Long term supported): Yes
Data Preparer: theemahn
Data Publisher: TMOSB
Isoname: ultimate-edition-4.2.1-x64.iso
Installed Size: 6,664,421,376 bytes.
Ultimate Edition 4.2.1 “Trusty Tahr” – Release x64 (20140919)

I told you I do not want to build Operating Systems. I want to program. I will have software doing so for me and I ment it. This is the tip of the iceburg, none the less enjoy Ultimate Edition 4.5. I want you to understand I am going to put Ultimate Edition on your phone, tablet and PowerPC as well. It is just a matter of time. The LTS I built I will go through like a fine tooth comb. Take Ultimate Edition 4.5 as a grain of salt at this point.

I am not going to provide info other then have Ultimate Edition 4.5:

You will probably have to wait for the servers to populate, slow at best. Sorry, this is no large release as far as I got to have it. I will not take the time to work it into such. Big things are coming, please kick back and enjoy. Our traffic, by an educated estimate will manifold 4 fold. Let the ride begin.

I know you can see version 1.8.9 in both scenarios, however I version lock tmosb until a public release. Makes it hard on beta testers, my condolences.


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A picture says 1000 words…

by on Sep.13, 2014, under Gamers, How to, Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

Let’s say a few thousand, for now…

tmosb 1.8.9

TheeMahn’s O/S builder 1.8.9 Can now build 156 different Operating systems

ThumbOS 1.1.0

ThumbOS 1.1.0 gets a facelift, welcome aboard a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

TheeMahn's O/S builder 1.8.9

TheeMahn’s O/S builder 1.8.9, built Ultimate Edition 4.5. Which I am currently running.

Tmosb 1.8.9

Support for adding up 10 optional Desktop Environments. ARM and PowerPC Support.

Thumbos Script menu, currently non-contextual.

Thumbos Script menu

Ultimate Edition 4.4 built with TheeMahn's O/S builder 1.8.9

Ultimate Edition 4.4 built with TheeMahn’s O/S builder 1.8.9



Adding Touch Screen Support

Adding Touch Screen Support


If pictures are not your thing, or you want to read what it going on. I wrote a huge post on using the software here.

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by on Sep.03, 2014, under How to, Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

What is KeySnatcher? Getting to know KeySnatcher.

Get your copy here.

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I did not forget what LTS means.

by on Aug.27, 2014, under How to, Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

LTS (Long Term Supported), does not mean those that are running Ultimate Edition 3.4.X have to suffer as Ultimate Edition 4.2.1 for example advances. I have now incorporated code into TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.9 to upgrade existing Operating Systems. The screenie below is very large due to dual monitors higher then HD, thank you multi-monitor application for setting it up for me.


In case you can not figure what is going on or cant see the large photo, I am upgrading Ultimate Edition 3.4.1 to what will be Ultimate Edition 3.4.3 using:
tmosb --upgrade ultimate-edition-3.4.1-lite-x64.iso
uecorebuilder 3.4.3 lite

I will eventually push into one command:
tmosb --upgrade ultimate-edition-3.4.1-lite-x64.iso 3.4.3
Did you know it took me over an hour to install Ultimate Edition 3.4.1 because of mediabuntu repos being non-existant? KeySnatcher has automatically rectified that situation as it is upgrading the distro.

When all the tools I have written (pages still to write in previous link) come together, they will sing in harmony of a perfect Operating System as well as Operating System constructor. I am currently sorry tmosb 1.8.9 is not available to the public until I see solid release, after solid release; built with the tool.

On a lighter note, I have seen people building Operating Systems using the same tool, however using as the base for example running Ultimate Edition 4.2, building Ultimate Edition 4.3. I will formulate the tool to not care what Operating System you are running and just provide exactly what you want. I built Ultimate Edition 4.4 (Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn 14.10 based) with 5 additional DE (desktop environments) 2 or 3 days ago and very sucessfully I may add; it is just a matter of time.

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Any Gamers in the house?

by on Aug.24, 2014, under Gamers, Linux, Programming, Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers 32 bit 100% exists today due to TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014. Documentation is in the works.

Testing, Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Testing, Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Building Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Building Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

All 100% built automously with TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014, I am now going to provide the same application worldwide. The application will not only build Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, but will build 83 other Operating Systems (many currently non-existant) with the simplicity of a single command dropped in the terminal in this case:

tmosb --build ultimate-edition-4.2-x86-gamers.iso

It does not stop there, let’s say you also like / want XFCE environment:
tmosb --build ultimate-edition-4.4-x86-lite.iso XFCE

You no longer have to wait on me to build your Operating System for you. Due to the advanced caching system, I can build a new Operating System every 17 minutes:

theemahn@JackHammer:~/wip2$ tmosb –cacheinfo trusty
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014 ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
▒ GNU tmosb home page: <>.              ▒
▒ E-mail bug reports to: <>. ▒
▒ Be sure to include the word tmosb somewhere in the Subject: field.▒
▒ Total cache usage: 22G ▒
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Caching System Information ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
7.1M extract-cd.tar.gz
7.6G precise
2.6M quantal
2.6M raring
3.2G saucy
631M tmp
8.5G trusty
1.9G utopic
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ trusty Caching Information ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
1.1M ubiquity-slideshow-kubuntu_90_all.deb
524K ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu_90_all.deb
1.4M ultimate-edition-4.2-gamers-core-files.deb
1.4M ultimate-edition-4.2-lite-core-files.deb
1.5M ultimate-edition-4.3-gamers-core-files.deb
1.5M ultimate-edition-4.3-standard-core-files.deb
4.4G x64
4.2G x86

Tmosb Caching system

Tmosb Caching system

Want to know what it is capable of building?
tmosb --build

tmosb –build will list the availible O/S’s it will construct for you, please copy and paste. Please by the same token take note, the cache will accelerate each subsequent build, so do not be mad when your first build takes you an hour or better ;) I wrote the tool to remove one of my many jobs, the information thus provided there is much less then the current pdf provides.

My Ultimate Goal is for this tool to 100% replace me as an Operating System Architect. Relinquish my time for support on the forums, Webmaster of 11 websites and return to software development. Damn, no wonder I can’t read my email of 100,000 unread lol.



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Ultimate Edition 4.2 Final

by on Jul.05, 2014, under Linux, Ultimate Edition

It is with great pleasure I give you Ultimate Edition 4.2 Lite.

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by on Jul.04, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

I have a ton of people climbing on my back to get their phalanges on Ultimate Edition 4.2 the final release that is. They won’t let me finish it without inturption. I grant you beta testers and donors should have it now. Speaking of donors one of the issues I seen was ubiquity splash claimed you would be running firefox 26, far from the truth & did not inject your names into the O/S. None the less a need for a re-build, my donors list was 3 or 4 months behind, I have rectified that as well. I am unsure if you know this, but soon will. I wrote an application a sub-program of tmosb (included in Ultimate Edition 4.2 as well) that scans the donors file, injects and builds a deb specifically for what we will soon be able to build together, does not have to be Ultimate Edition either:

root@ClawHammer:/home/tonie/wip# usplash-builder 4.2
usplash-builder 1.8.0, 04/23/2014
GNU usplash-builder home page: .
E-mail bug reports to: .
Be sure to include the word usplash-builder somewhere in the Subject: field.
Operating System Output: Ultimate Edition
Operating System version requested: 4.2
Operating System distribution base: trusty
Distribution Long Name: Trusty Tahr
Distribution Type: STANDARD
Donors File: donors.csv (exists)
DEBIAN TO BUILD: ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu_83_all.deb
Is the above information correct (Y/N)?

Took me a few hours to update the donors page as I was going along. Let me point out a few thing as it stands, tmosb is integraded in the Operating System, please do not feel it is even close to what I am projecting it will be. When Repostorm enters the picture uncountless error free Operating Systems will walk the planet like the Jolly Green Giant. We will talk more about that later.

Happy 4th of July,


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The storm is over…

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

My employer has given me off until July 7th, expect some large changes coming soon to a server near you. The past week or so I have been doing some heavy coding in Repostorm. I’m done programming for sometime to come. Repostorm has managed to squash a ton of errors and warnings in the Mate Desktop Environment(DE). I will now begin construction of the final release of Ultimate Edition 4.2 Lite based on the Repostormed debs. Just to give you some perspective on what difference this will make in final production. In any Operating System that uses Mate 1.8 the following is the session result of running repostorm –analyze on a virgin Mate 1.8 DE entire Repository:

Repostorm 1.8.4 is generating a full report.
Error(s): 248 | Warning(s): 4546 | Info: 0
Writing permanent logs.
Execution Time: 11m43s

After Repostorm has repaired issues in Mate DE:

Repostorm 1.8.4 is generating a full report.
Error(s): 4 | Warning(s): 31 | Info: 0
Writing permanent logs.
Execution Time: 27s

I’m providing the log files for your viewing pleasure:
Before and After the storm has settled.

I have had tons of requests to do the same to XFCE, Cinnamon, etc. Let’s face it time is never on my side, best I can say is we will see.

Storming through Mate DE

Storming through Mate DE

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A New Copy Application

by on Jun.16, 2014, under Cloud Storage, Hosting, Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

I have released Baracuda Networks Copy application in the past, however I thought I would drop on here and release a new Debianized version to the public Version 1.44.0357. This will be my last post on Baracuda Networks Copy application. I am going to provide a link on the sidebar of this website so you can always access the latest version I have Debianized on the Ultimate Edition Copy Account. There is over 300 Gigabytes worth of information you can download from there. Operating Systems, applications, themes, eyecandy, the list goes on.

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