is a very "Minty" and beautifully done E17 distro. Have a look! The current version is built on Ubuntu 9.04.
MoonOS is not bad - but the sole maintainer goes (in my opinion anyway) down the wrong path, i.e. the future is a little cloudy:
He says that he wants to "temporarily switch to Gnome" as Desktop (actually he has released Moon-OS4 now - fairly recently, using Gnome), then he wants to maintain *three* Desktop Environments
(E17, Gnome, LXDE) all at the same time. I see problems there regarding achieving consistent good quality releases - just because of manpower. Compare that to Mint: *All* of the Mint maintainers at the same time have their hands full in create superb quality releases (and they do! - that's one thing we the Mint community enjoy). So, a single guy will face reality soon.
...and, on top of this, he has (or had) intentions to change the root file/directory structure (!).
I can only imagine how this would complicate things a little in keeping his distro package-compatible with Ubuntu or any other distro.
Today, I visited the moonos.org site again and so far couldn't see any hints anymore that featured that change of directory structure anymore.
Maybe he has dropped the idea... that could be wise.
That brings be to a positive note, I do have to say, looking at moonos: It is fascinating to see what people aspire to in making use of the open source structure:
Take it, make something new of it, be innovative and try out things!
This guy (If I get it right) is from Vietnam, and is very curious about things. He experiments - and sometimes you fail. But that is okay - that's part of bleeding edge development. If I had a company that would do bleeding edge open source technology I would probably offer him a job.
Plus, MoonOS-3 (the latest Moon-e17 version) is really beautiful.
- I guess I digressed a little...got a little philosophical... after all we are searching for E17 repos that are compatible to Mint/Debian/Ubuntu in the best possible way.
SO: to taste it, use bodhilinux or try the debian repos on http://debe17.com
... and enjoy!