The Road to Beta 1 of 5.0
Another update here on the release cycle of 5.0 for all our thrilled fans. Beta 1 of Gnome and KDE has been released to testers. We will be in this phase till about Sept. 2nd as Fabio is taking vacation till than. Once he gets back, we will than look at the issues to hammer out a beta 2. So far I have only gotten to try out the gnome edition. So we are kinda looking at least the middle of Sept before a final version will be out and for sure by the end of Sept, knock on wood.
I don’t know if everyone has seen this yet, but Shake0 has produced an awesome Sabayon 5.0 promo video. Be sure to check it out. I would love to see an artwork package that evolved around it.
I’m going to stress once again that Branch 5 is still only for experienced users. We can not support users on Branch 5 as things can and will break till fixed. One of the things you may have experienced lately is booting issues. A change to grub.conf is needed.
# sed -i ‘s/CONSOLE=\/dev\/tty1/console=tty1/g’ grub.conf
So for me I had to change CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 to console=tty1. Make sure you are always running the latest version of entropy also as it’s always changing too. Branch 5 is one busy place, even the testers are going whoa. Super bang up job tho!
The artwork isn’t anything final yet, so bare with that. A quick snapshot of Gnome Beta 1 5.0. I’m not sure what changes will be implemented yet, but it’s being worked on. Like I mentioned, I liked the idea of matching the promo video better myself.
Joost brought up the idea of artwork to match the promo and I thought that would be cool and it just so happens that I had just taken a picture out in the woods on one of my walks. So I thought I would do a few quick adjustments just to see what it would look like.
I’m not a fan of green but I do like it and think it goes well with the promo video. Of course this is just my opinion, but I think the potential to do it is there.
Anyway, as I mention in the last post about the installer changes, here is the list again:
- added i18n support
- simplified user configuration window
- ported to Python 2.6
- more code cleanup and started kudzu removal
- Encryption support through dm-crypt (LUKS — AES algorithm) working
for LVM and plain partitions
- several minor bug fixes
Well, think that about does it for this update. Stay tuned for more progress.