You are completely right. Generating the Zynthian Gorgona images/scripts has been a very hard task. I sweat while thinking about it!
We really need to improve our development platform, and perhaps Vagrant and other similar tools can help with it. The perfect world would be a development environment, PC-based, capable of running the full stack of Zynthian software and cross-compile and generate Zynthian images for the different platforms:
- RaspBerry Pi 3
- RaspBerry Pi 2
If you have experience with Vagrant and think that it can be useful, please feel free to experiment with it and give feedback. I'm really interested in it, but currently i'm completely focussed in software development and community management, and believe me, this 2 tasks eats all my time ...
Anyway, in the next weeks/months we will release a new Zynthian image and it would be amazing to have a better system for the task, so yes, any work in this direction would be really welcome.