Currently (Mar 2017) it is possible to build a debian live-builder image using live-builder of testing.
The prototype was created using the instructions at: https://debian-live.alioth.debian.org/live-manual/stable/manual/html/live-manual.en.html
The following is a scripted reconstruction of a process to build a i386 build that boots straight into Sugar. It may evolve to something completely different. At the moment it was the simplest possible instantiation of the Sugar Blend idea.
Do this in a new directory (e.g. mkdir sugar-live and cd sugar-live):
lb config --architectures i386 --linux-packages "linux-image linux-headers" --linux-flavours 586 --debian-installer live mkdir -p config/includes.chroot/etc/skel/ cat <<EOF > config/includes.chroot/etc/skel/.xsession #!/bin/bash sugar exit EOF cat <<EOF > config/package-lists/desktop.list.chroot sucrose xserver-xorg sugar-session xinit lightdm EOF sudo lb build
This image is a pre-alpha build. It is straight debian+sugar (testing march 2017) with a tweak for #848840.