Announcing GoboLinux 016.01

We are pleased to announce GoboLinux 016.01 after roughly 3 months and a half from the release of 016. While it features some essential package upgrades, this revision aims at providing a more stable foundation for those who want to try it out.

The list of improvements is extensive. The following is a summary of what's new since 016:

The Live ISO can be downloaded from our GitHub page, from where you can also review the full change logs.

• 2017-04-04 01:15

GoboLinux 016.01-beta

Here comes GoboLinux 016.01-beta! Please check our GitHub page for technical details on what's new and for downloading the ISO file. We look forward to hearing your feedback on this snapshot!

• 2017-03-22 14:12

GoboLinux 016.01-alpha

We heard all feedback from you since the release of GoboLinux 016 and have now prepared a new snapshot that should be a more stable foundation to play with. Here is the full announcement of 016.01-alpha, with download instructions. We hope you enjoy it!

• 2017-03-08 13:36

Introducing GoboLinux 016

We are extremely happy to announce GoboLinux 016. This release, built for x86-64, is a complete update of the core system.

The flagship feature of this release is Runner, a brand new tool for container-free filesystem virtualization. It brings Gobo's remarkable support for concurrently installed versions to the next level. We also overhauled our desktop, with a customized Awesome WM setup.

Read more about what's new in GoboLinux 016 and download the Live ISO image to give it a spin!

• 2016-12-15 13:51

Announcement: GoboLinux 016 beta

The second preview of GoboLinux 016 for x86-64 is out! Thanks to your feedback, we have made this snapshot more smooth and robust. The improvements since 016 alpha include better hardware support, enhancements to the GoboLinux tools, packaging fixes and more.

The Torrent link to the ISO is here. As before, we appreciate your testing of 016 beta. Let us know how it goes!

• 2016-11-08 19:22

GoboLinux 016 alpha is available

We are happy to announce the first preview of GoboLinux 016, the distro's first 64-bit release since its creation back in 2002. Some of the highlights include:

We have worked hard to ensure it runs smoothly on a variety of machines, but given the architecture switch it is possible that we forgot something. We will collect reports from you for a few weeks before rolling a new snapshot of what'll soon become 016 final.

Here's the Torrent link. We hope you enjoy it!

• 2016-10-10 06:33

The GoboLinux wiki is back!

After a long downtime, the GoboLinux wiki is back! As part of our move to the GitHub infrastructure, we have imported the contents of the old MediaWiki installation into the wiki feature of GitHub. The material is now available (and editable!) at the wiki for the Documentation repository. While there is plenty of useful stuff there, there is also lots of material that are currently outdated. Help cleaning it up is most welcome — it's a wiki, so join in!

• 2016-08-06 12:10

Next release in the works

The next release of GoboLinux is under active development. As in the last release, we are using GoboALFS, a collection of build scripts based on Automated Linux From Scratch and our own Compile recipes tree. The main focus of this next release is designing a very lean core system with updated packages, including 64-bit support.

• 2016-07-31 13:34

Repositories converted to Git

Ten years of commits, from CVS, to Subversion, and now to Git: we're happy to announce

The entire history of commits has been preserved. We tried our best to convert tags, but due to inconsistencies in the format of the tags/ repository over time (perhaps due to CVS→Subversion conversions), not all were saved. Still, most recent releases for Scripts and Compile are properly tagged, though.

There is still work to do: the scripts themselves still need to be converted to point to the new infrastructure. The GitHub repositories will be also cloned at the infrastructure as a backup, but primary development should happen there. Yes, that means pull requests are welcome!

• 2015-02-27 16:58

New mirrors in Germany, France and the US

We're happy to announce the availability of new mirrors of our latest release. Thanks to Pierre Dennert of, the ISO file of GoboLinux 015 is now available from Germany and France. Thanks also to Viola Zoltán of for hosting the ISO in the United States. Mirror download links are available in our downloads page!

• 2014-08-17 12:04

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