GoboLinux 007rc available for download

After a lot of stability improvements, GoboLinux 007rc is a serious candidate to be the final release. Probably, after this weekend, it will in fact be it. Check it out at the downloads page. Hardware detection was not included on this version (but in 008, it will be there). This release contains an complete system (KDE, OpenOffice, Gimp, etc.), that can be run even without any installation (knoppix-like). For more information join the mailing list.

• 2004-11-07 00:19

GoboLinux 007beta available for download

One week late and not with all promissed features, the 007beta was released. The missing feature is the hardware detection; it is a work in progress, and we expect that it will be ready for the 007gamma release. This release only contains the Base System. The live CD now uses the cloop module from knoppix, and the installation process was improved, supporting profiles. For more information join the mailing list.

• 2004-11-07 00:19

GoboLinux 007beta Coming

The next 007 release candidate is planned to be finished in 3 weeks. GoboLinux 007beta features should include hardware detection and XFree86 on the live CD. For more information about the development progress, join in our mailing list .

• 2004-11-07 00:19

GoboLinux 007alpha

The first ISO of the development series that'll lead to GoboLinux 007 is out. This alpha release is concerned mainly with the structural changes/enhancements of the filesystem layout, so it contains no extra packages. The ISO image (260MB) contains the live CD and an installable base system.

• 2004-11-07 00:19

Finally, an US mirror :)

We had some technical difficulties, but finally, the GoboLinux mirror at ibiblio.org is up, available through FTP and rsync (check the downloads page for links). Thanks to everyone at ibiblio!

• 2004-11-07 00:19

GoboLinux signs partnership in social project

Last Wednesday, Eu-Cidadão was officially launched. It is a social project promoted by the Unisinos university in association with a number of companies, non-governmental organizations and the federal and state governments, to provide internet-enabled laboratories to communities -- a digital inclusion program. GoboLinux is a committed partner in this project, providing the software for the labs.

A custom i386 version of GoboLinux was developed especially for this project. This means, of course, that the long-awaited generic i386 port is just around the corner.

• 2004-11-07 00:19

Quickies: Mirror, Gobo386, Scripts, Packages

And here's a quick update on the latest happenings in the GoboLinux world...

We've got a new mirror, thanks to Chefax R&D. It is located in Portugal.

Meanwhile, work is progressing very well in the port of GoboLinux to i386. We have a Pentium-166 running it right now and we expect to get an ISO out soon.

For those who haven't kept up with the mailing list, the GoboLinux hierarchy is going through a series of small but important improvements. /System/Links/Environment centralizes environment variable configurations. /System/Links/Daemons controls daemons using RunIt. /Programs/Foo/1.0/Defaults stores the app's default settings. Each program can also keep and pack its own /System/Variable entries. To use these features you need to upgrade the Scripts package.

Last but not the least, a number of packages are popping up on the repositories. Keep an eye on the "Latest Packages" sidebar!

• 2004-11-07 00:18

Package repository news

The packages page lists two new repositories: incoming, which includes packages in testing period, to be included in the official package set, and contrib, including packages contributed by users. Now, additions to this repositories also get listed in the "Latest Packages" sidebar.

• 2004-11-07 00:18

Roadmap added to the Docs page

In the documentation page you can find the link to the project roadmap. It points the general direction the project is heading to and what things we are working on first, in the way to the next version. Check it out!

• 2004-11-07 00:18

GoboLinux talk at the International Forum on Free Software confirmed

This year's International Forum on Free Software will feature a presentation given by the creators of GoboLinux. The forum will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 5th, 6th, 7th.

Three papers written by the GoboLInux developers were also accepted for publication/presentation in the technical workshop that happens in parallel to the Forum. They are: "GoboHide: a flexible and scalable solution for hidden inodes in the Linux kernel" by Felipe Damasio and Lucas Correia Villa Real, "The GoboLinux distribution" by Andr´ Detsch and Guilherme Bedin, and "Portability and flexibility in Free Software: the GoboLinux experience" by Hisham Muhammad and Rafael Jeffman. The original papers are in Portuguese but we expect to translate and publish them here after the workshop.

• 2004-11-07 00:30

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