May you find what you are looking for.


Why should I use this over X distribution?

If you see no value in this distribution’s philosophy, software choices and development, it isn’t for you.

What init system is used?

The default init system is busybox init with busybox runit services.

Is full disk encryption supported?

Full disk encryption is supported through dm-mod.create=.

See: kernel.org and cateee.net

Are USE flags supported?


Package customization is done through local repositories which enable full flexibility while keeping the package format, package manager and package build files simple.

How can I easily fork a package?

# Create your own repository.
mkdir -p /path/to/myrepo

# Add it to 'KISS_PATH'.
# To make this permanent, add it to your '.profile' or '.shellrc'.
export KISS_PATH="/path/to/myrepo:$KISS_PATH

# Fork the package.
cp -r "$(kiss s pkg_name)" /path/to/myrepo