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currently outdated.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
A video of the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop
Portuguese blogger Marcelo Salvador of RibaLinux
posted a nice video showcasing the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop. Check it out
! He runs the installer and graphic desktop through a virtual machine, as a window inside another distro, so we recommend enabling full-screen and HD when watching.
permalink • 2014-05-21 12:49
GoboLinux 015 announcement presentation - slides and video
GoboLinux 015 was officially announced in a presentation by Lucas Correia Villa Real at FISL 15, the fifteenth International Forum on Free Software, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The slides in English are available here and the video in Portuguese is available in the FISL website.
permalink • 2014-05-09 09:49
Introducing GoboLinux 015
We are pleased to introduce GoboLinux 015, the new major release of GoboLinux, the Linux distribution featuring a rethought file system structure. This is the first full-system image release in a number of years, after a long period in which we kept only updating compilation recipes
. Packages were built using both ALFS
(Automated Linux from Scratch) and our custom dynamically-generated sandboxed environment which insulates the source code and its dependencies during compilation. Major upgrades include the Enlightenment 18 desktop and kernel version 3.14.2, as well as new versions of the GoboLinux management tools. Please check the Release Notes
for details and download instructions.
permalink • 2014-05-07 20:02
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