KernelCheck: kernel compiling process as easy as the click of a button

KernelCheck is a graphical user interface program designed to make the kernel-compiling process as easy as the click of a button. A kernel is the base of any operating system – in our case, the Linux operating system. KernelCheck will fetch the latest information from http://www.kernel.org, which hosts the source packages for the Linux kernel, and ask the user which one they would like to compile into a .deb package (with the option of installing the kernel after the compilation). This automated process is a fork of AutoKernel by Robert Wolterman (xtacocorex), Timothy Janssen (mentok), and Kristof Verbeken (PingunZ). KernelCheck is currently licensed under the GNU Public License version 3.

Current Features

  • Ability to download, compile and install latest kernel automatically
  • Ability to compare latest kernel information with your current running kernel
  • GUI designed with Glade provides easy accessibility for any user

Supported Platforms

At the moment, KernelCheck is only supported on Debian-Based platforms. Some of these include Debian, Ubuntu (or any derivatives), Mint, etc. RPM and Slackware based are planned to be supported in the future.

Goals

  • To provide every Linux user with a tool to help automate the complicated kernel-building process
  • Provide an easy-to-use, newbie friendly tool to ease the burden of compiling kernels
  • Provide an open-source program that all people can edit to their needs
  • Build a tool based on the AutoKernel idea by PinguinZ, but with more functionality
  • Help the Linux community on its journey to defeat the evil Microsoft empire
  • Features waiting to be integrated
  • Automatically optimize the kernel to the user’s needs
  • Decrease user-interactivity for a smoother and easier building process

Ground rules

  • KernelCheck is GPL, and will always be GPL, unless GPL becomes illegal, in which case it will be LGPL
  • Forever open-source
  • This program will be created using only Python, PyGTK, Glade, and BASH Shell


Download it from here

After installing KernelCheck, you will find it under Applications > System Tools > KernelCheck. You can also open KernelCheck pening a terminal and typing in:

 
sudo kernelcheck

Home page of kernelcheck: http://kcheck.sourceforge.net/

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