So I want to develop a software that will take over my raspberry pi computer, or just for simplicity's sake, any computer running a lightweight linux OS, to serve a single function. Run a Ruby/Java or some other type of GUI application. I want this application to be full screen, and run instantly on bootup, and when closed, have the computer shut down.
How could I go about simplifying the Linux OS to run one application?
I intend to use this method of creation:
- Use the recommended Linux Distro
- Install dependencies onto distro
- Add application, and modify, based on response to the question, so that it only runs one application
- Create imagefile
I also might need to run a second, background process written in a different language to watch for certain messages.