In the words of its author, “PeeWeeLinux is an ongoing development effort to provide an environment that makes the configuration and installation of a Linux operating system on an embedded platform as easy and painless as possible.”
Unlike BlueCat Linux, PeeWeeLinux is a Open Source project, but not a product. As such, it doesn’t have dedicated engineering resources behind it, and probably doesn’t go through a testing procedure as rigorous as that for BlueCat.
PeeWeeLinux uses RPM to build and maintain its packages, and has a nice text-mode build system. It specifically supports the 2.2 kernel, USB, PCMCIA, and XFree86.
I was able to install PeeWeeLinux version 0.53.23 and get my application ...