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:
- Enabled support for Core2 processors
- Improved support for UEFI systems and virtualized platforms
- Improved detection of other operating systems when creating the GRUB config file
- Support for installation on external hard drives
- Fixes the SSL certificates paths
- Fixes SSL support in our Compile tool
- Fixes the /usr/libexec compatibility link
- Inclusion of CryptSetup to enable mounting of encrypted partitions from the Live ISO
- Inclusion of Listener, a daemon that automatically cleans up broken links when entries from /Programs are removed
- Inclusion of APulse 0.1.9 as a replacement for Pulse Audio (required by Firefox 52.0 onwards)
- The release notes contains a list of updated packages
The Live ISO can be downloaded from our GitHub
page, from where you can also review the full change logs.
permalink • 2017-04-04 01:15
Here comes GoboLinux 016.01-beta! Please check our
for technical details on what's new and for downloading the ISO file. We look forward
to hearing your feedback on this snapshot!
permalink • 2017-03-22 14:12
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.
is the full announcement of 016.01-alpha, with download instructions
We hope you enjoy it!
permalink • 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
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!
permalink • 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!
permalink • 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:
- Runner, our filesystem virtualization tool that dynamically changes the processes'
of /System/Index based on the program's Dependencies file. With that tool, one does not
need to worry about which version of a given dependency is currently linked (or activated)
- A minimalistic desktop based on the Awesome window manager;
- A focus on the exploration of novel ideas. You may find this snapshot less packed
with packages, but it should be more fun to run!
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
We hope you enjoy
permalink • 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
, 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
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
permalink • 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.
permalink • 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 github.com/gobolinux.
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 gobolinux.org infrastructure as a backup, but primary development should happen there. Yes, that means pull requests are welcome!
permalink • 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 layerjet.com
the ISO file of GoboLinux 015 is now available from Germany and France. Thanks
also to Viola Zoltán of parancssor.info
for hosting the ISO in the United States. Mirror download links are available
in our downloads
permalink • 2014-08-17 12:04
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