Happy Leap Day!
Time flies when having fun, seems like I haven’t blogged about anything in forever. I hope everyone knows Sabayon 8 is released and I haven’t seen much for issues being reported. I’m seeing the typical installer stuff, anaconda is a fussy beast. I’ve battled in the past also, so your not alone. For the few issues reported, I’d say success. Oh yea, after all the hype of new xorg and legacy hardware not working, last minute decision was to keep old xorg for now.
Speaking of reporting issues, I’m still seeing people post on forum and bugzilla invalid stuff. Stating things like, “I did a fresh install than did the updates and now the desktop won’t load”. There isn’t anyone in this universe that is going to be able to help you. Developers will simple click invalid and move on. You need to provide as much info as possible, hardware, logs, errors, how to reproduce, things like that. Many people will say they don’t know how to get logs, check out this forum topic to help, How to Gather Log Files Easily. Most of the time you are gonna need to get friendly with your terminal, especially if your X isn’t loading. Starting applications from terminal can also provide valuable information. So please provide something, the tools are there, use them to help yourself or for someone to help you.
So have you heard of Rigo Application Browser that Fabio is working on? Check it out and if your ambitious and an advanced user, you can clone the entropy git and give it a whirl. I believe Fabio said it’s a month out yet for the general public, so watch for updates.
Oh yea, been seeing questions as to where the Sabayon Experimental 8 spins are. There just hasn’t been much discussion on that, so what I would recommend for now is to grab one from the Daily folder on the mirrors and than you will have a current build of your favorite experimental spin. People worry about the Daily builds, but I run them all the time and find them stable.
Sabayon Forensics spin has gotten a couple new packages added to it by request. I added net-misc/dropbox which I just added to the spec file today and net-wireless/aircrack-ng which is already on the current build. The next build of ISO is this coming Sunday so dropbox will be on that ISO.
A quick question for all, when would be a good time to drop x86 branch? 1 to 2 years or more? x86_64 is every where now a days, can’t remember last time I used a x86 operating system.
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