Welcome to what I call JayOS
This project uses GNU makefiles and Bash shell scripts to automate the building of a complete Linux distribution. All of its components are built from source. The result is a turnkey solution to creating a compact, highly-customizable operating system.
JayOS includes a lot of standard network security and filesystem tools, along with a full-blown development environment with many programming tools and libraries including gcc, gdb, ddd, perl, gtk, tcl/tk, php, ruby, python, qt3/4, and glade-3. See the package list for details.
A small footprint lets it run well on commodity hardware, but it can be configured to use extra RAM to run entirely from memory. And for the security-conscious among us, it offers in-RAM filesystem encryption with plausible deniability to provide a more secure mobile workstation.
Or you can clone it with Git by running:
$ git clone git://github.com/kharmajbird/JayOS
Otherwise, I recommend downloading the latest ISO and either burning it to CDROM, or booting it under QEMU emulation to play around with.
The install documentation is still very much a work in progress, but hints can be found here. Some of the docs are a little old and a half step behind what is current, so when in doubt, use the source.
A brief explanation of what build.sh does.This all works best when launched from the shell prompt of the Live CD. Building from other Linux distributions has yet to be tested, so YMMV.
Additional resources for the official LFS Live CD.
James Lewis (jaynetorg at yahoo)