Posts tagged 5.0
Have you checked for updates lately with entropy? Some are already seeing and questioning 500+ updates hitting their queue. The Limbo repository was released and all the packages got dumped to the main line repository. So when you see the update list, you can be assured that everything is working the way it should be. Now if you have been rolling along with the updates, you of course wouldn’t see such an update. I haven’t updated my package list for threes days now and I only have 35 updates.
So what does this mean? It means we are getting ready to kick out a 5.1 release. In order to do a 5.1, we needed to add the packages from Limbo. Now, main should stay quiet for the most part while the isos are prepared. So how cool is that? You will have 5.1 and didn’t even need to reinstall. Yay!
I wouldn’t expect much changes to artwork. Ian has stepped down from artwork to work on other areas of Sabayon Linux. So we don’t have anyone really doing artwork at the moment. We are talking to a few that maybe interested in joining a team. I encourage anyone that is interested in working with artwork, to get a hold of myself or join irc chat #sabayon and #sabayon-dev on freenode for more information.
We recently posted a message out to the developers mailing list stating that Sabayon Linux is looking for people in all areas. We would like to build up a team for maintaining overlays, artwork, entropy package maintainers, coders/programmers in python and C++, and support/documentation people. It takes a lot of people to keep things rolling smoothly and especially if we want to expand. Are you interested or know of someone that would be interested? Feel free to contact me or join us in #sabayon and #sabayon-dev irc on freenode. Also feel free to use our dev mailing list to contact us also. Please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing new blood joining the team.
Hey gang, I hope that most of you have gotten your hands on Sabayon Linux 5.0 by now and are enjoying it. I just want to pass along some things we have noticed since release.
We ran into a couple installer bugs, so please use the Update Installer button before installing. Where is this magical button you ask? Start the installer up and it will be at the bottom of the window, please see this nice screenshot for more information. It should download a file and the installer should restart automatically. You are safe now to complete the installer.
We also ran into an odd issue with Gnome and JPG files. If you run into problems with gnome simply not recognizing jpg files. Simply reinstall gtk+ by issuing the command as root equo install gtk+ now restart gnome session and all your jpg files should work with the system again. Just one of those things I guess.
Fabio did some enhancement to entropy right after release or right around release, can’t remember for sure, but many people saw with entropy a queue of 300 packages or so wanting to be reinstalled. This is normal and was expected, just let entropy do it’s thing. Fabio really didn’t have time to explain why, but it has to do with checking and making sure all is good with the various branches that we have alive. You can keep an eye on the git summary if you like to monitor such things. When the boss says prepare for a 300 package rebuild cause I made it better, all I can say is ok and thanks.
I try to keep a known issues page on the wiki btw.
Some more important information is the limbo repository. If you are a rolling release type of person, than this repo is for you. New entropy packages are dumped into limbo first and testers test the packages out and than the packages are dumped into the main repository. We have a wiki entry for how to setup this repo. As long as you use that repo, you will always be current and never need to reinstall a release. I’ve been rolling my original 4.0 LiteMCE edition to 5.0+. I see someone added a nice big warning sign on the wiki page. Limbo packages are untested, so you have to decide if you want to use this repo or not. If you are well experienced, you should be able to maintain it and things normally get fixed in a timely manner. You will find that the package maintainers try to keep limbo current with portage.
One last note about 5.0, we are using pulseaudio now. I am seeing for some it’s a good thing and I am seeing new issues popping up for others. The gentoo wiki does have information on pulseaudio. I do encourage everyone to get familiar with pulseaudio.
A reminder about reporting stuff to the bugzilla or forums, please provide as much information as possible. We need which sabayon linux 5.0 you installed, we need hardware info, we need to know how to reproduce issue and we need log files. The more information you provide can save you a lot of time in getting an issue resolved. I’ve seen posts that take up to 3 days or so just to get the basic information. Remember, all our supporters are volunteers that are unpaid and are very much appreciated.
Don’t forget we are so close to reaching our Donation Goal. It’s not required, but any help is appreciated. We’ve already started purchasing and I believe Fabio stated one of the new servers is now in, just needs to get setup. Thanks to everyone that has already sent in, you make a difference for us and the community.
After a tremendous, though work, Sabayon5 is eventually here with a joint release between GNOME and KDE editions. Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out of the box experience, outstanding Desktop performance, clean and beauty. Sabayon 5.o (five-point-ooh!) will catch you, anything that could have been compiled, has been compiled, anything cool that could have been implemented or updated, it’s there: you will find outstanding amount of new applications and features, like XBMC 9.04.1 (formerly known as Xbox Media Center), KDE 4.3.1, GNOME 2.26, E17, Linux kernel 2.6.31 and so forth.
So, come on, go catch it, it’s half a DVD away from you!
Distribution Features (based on Entropy Branch 5):
* Less than 2GB size (1.6GB for Sabayon5 GNOME x86)
* Based on new GCC 4.4.1 and Glibc 2.10
* Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.31
* Providing extra Server-optimized and OpenVZ-enabled kernels in repositories
* Installer now available in multiple languages
* Complete Ext4 filesystem support (used by default)
* Complete Encrypted filesystems support (via dmcrypt, available in the Installer)
* Featuring X.Org 7.5 and up-to-date FLOSS, NVIDIA, AMD video drivers
* Containing GNOME 2.26 (2.28 ready) and KDE 4.3.1
* Outstanding 3D Desktop applications (Compiz, Compiz Fusion and KWin) working out of the box
* Bringing Entropy Framework (Package Manager) 0.99.3
* Shipped with OpenOffice 3.1 productivity suite, Multimedia applications
* Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC
* Shipped with World of Goo Demo – best 2D game ever!
* Sexiest Skin ever! (Ian Whyman rocks)
* Ready for Sabayon 6 (someday!)
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, AMD K6-2, Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM
- 9 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader
- a Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better)
- 1024Mb RAM
- 20 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 3D GPU (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA) (esp. for XBMC)
- a DVD reader
Resources for Sabayon Linux 5.o GNOME and KDE:
- Sabayon 5.o x86 kernel config
- Sabayon 5.o amd64 kernel config
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o GNOME Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o GNOME Packages
Our Mirrors Page:
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o KDE Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o KDE Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o GNOME Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o GNOME Torrent Download
The other day, the beta 2 disks were released to the testers team. Thanks to the wonderful feedback by the testers for beta 1, we were able to get a lot of things fixed. Fabio is back from his vacation and so it took him a bit to get through all the emails. There is still a few known issues and will hopefully get addressed in 5.0 RC1. We plan to move quickly with beta 2 to RC1 and hopefully than we will get a Final 5.0 in two weeks. No date for release set yet, but keep your eyes out for it in couple weeks. Beta two brought us kernel 2.6.31 and drivers, we also hit a delay due to the libxcb upgrade. This made for a lot of packages to be rebuilt. We’ve also updated the packages to latest in repo 5.
Joost has been working hard at keeping our package version updated with portage. We want to keep our users rolling with portage instead of getting hit with 800 package updates, but we’re still working on that idea. More information to come on that later. Right now we will try to keep up with portage and we even have one of our testers in training to help out with entropy maintaining, go Joseph!
I like the new artwork, a lot more tamer than the beta 1 artwork. KDE4 has really shaped up to be a really nice desktop. I still use awesome/gnome as primary, but I could easily switch to KDE4 and be very comfortable.
I should also mention that a core-cd will be released for 5.0. I don’t know the time frame for this yet, but my guess would be after the mini-dvds like usual. Responses from our core-cd are still rolling in and they are positive ones.
So anyway, watch for a final 5.0 in about 2 weeks.
As our roadmap shows, the Sabayon Linux 5 release date is coming fast. Unfortunately we are looking at a late August or first part of September for a final release. This is just a heads up for yas. We will keep things posted here as we progress. We hope to have our first beta disk for the testing team shortly. Remember, you will be able to roll your 4.1 or 4.2 to 5.0 by hoping to branch 5. Right now, branch 5 should only be done if you are exprienced. I have been rolling my original Sabayon Linux LiteMCE version to current branch 5. It works great, but there was bumps to iron out along the way. It was expected as one needs to do a few things manually. Hopefully when branch 5 has the green light, everyone will have a smooth ride over. I’m not sure what the package count is currently to go from 4 to 5. I saw the other day a person report nearly 900 packages in his update. It will depend and vary for everyone as some don’t have as much installed and some may have more installed.
Joost has been busy with getting branch 5 ready and Fabio has been busy hammering it into shape. Our testers have been busy testing branch 5 and reporting bugs, they are doing a great job. Ian has been working out the artwork for Sabayon Linux 5. I haven’t even seen it myself yet, but I am sure it will be fantastic.
Fabio has also implemented i18n support on installer, as well as encryption. This should please many. Speaking of this, we need translators and the person to get a hold of is DHalens. Give him a hollar at daniel.halens at sabayonlinux dot org if you have questions.
All I have to report at this moment. Oh, and incase you missed it, KDE has released the final version of 4.3.0 on August 4th. I believe Joost has it in branch 5 already. I’ve been kinda on vacation mode and working with my photography stuffs.
Till next time