Status update and we got a blog!

It has been a while since last news post, but that doesn't mean that development has stopped or even stagnated. A lot has happened under the surface and those that follow mailing lists, forums, hang out in IRC or just subscribe to the recipe RSS feed can see that we have not been lazy. What can be said is that we could use more manpower to move faster, because there is no lack of ideas or goals within the project. Besides that our tools are always evolving, we now have a simple but powerful use flag implementation and with a new simpler recipe API coming in next release, our package/recipe repository is continuously growing and is kept up to date, with for example KDE 4.2.0 and GCC 4.3.3.

To get more continuity in our communication and to get better information flow to our users and fans we have finally started a blog. Here we will make small (and sometimes big) notes, that do not warrant their own news post, about what is currently happening within development of GoboLinux.

And stay tuned for a new release of Scripts and Compile soon...

• 2009-02-07 17:04

New Hungarian website on GoboLinux

Zoltán Viola contacted us to announce a new website created by the Hungarian community of GoboLinux users:, featuring a wiki and forums. Zoltán also pointed us to a free e-book on GoboLinux he wrote, licensed under a Creative Commons license and available in PDF here (in Hungarian). Impressive work!

• 2008-05-29 19:48

New version of Compile and Scripts

It's time for a new release of our new tools Scripts and Compile! This Scripts release holds quite a few new additions and changes, such as: "use flags", support for FUSE-based union filesystem backends, hints upon the execution of commands not found and a brand new archival tool, supporting LZMA/7Z.

Compile now supports Mercurial and Bazaar repositories, Cabal packages and now features an integrated tool to make contribution of recipes more easy.

The update is simple, as usual: Just run 'InstallPackage Scripts 2.9.0' and 'InstallPackage Compile 1.11.0' to get the latest and greatest. Please check the full announcement for more details.

• 2008-05-05 21:58

GoboLinux dev interview at Norwegian website

Hisham Muhammad was interviewed by Norwegian website Check out the feature in English or translated to Norwegian. Thanks to Robin Heggelund Hansen for the coverage.

• 2008-04-24 13:09

GoboLinux distributes 4000 CDs at FISL 9.0

The GoboLinux team is distributing 4000 GoboLinux 014.01 CDs for free at the 9th International Forum on Free Software (FISL 9.0) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It's a great opportunity to spread the word about the distro and talk to a lot of people about the project. We hope to post pictures from the event soon!

Last but not least important, we'd like to thank UniLaSalle for the sponsorship that made this possible.

• 2008-04-18 07:32 in Turkish!

The language bar at the top of the page continues to grow: is now available in eleven languages. Turkish is the latest language to join the list, thanks to the efforts of Fatih Altınok.

• 2008-04-09 20:30

GoboLinux 014.01

We are very happy to introduce GoboLinux 014.01, the new release of GoboLinux, the Linux distribution with an alternative file system structure. This release is our first "point release", providing a stability update for our latest major release, GoboLinux 014, which was released three months ago.

Read the detailed release notes for more information and the full list of packages, including a list of which packages have changed from 014 to 014.01.

Once again, thanks to everybody who contributed with feedback, bug reports, bug fixes, recipes, translations...

• 2008-04-02 23:02

GoboLinux 014.01 beta1

We're proud to announce GoboLinux 014.01-beta1. This is the first beta of what is to become our first bugfixes-only release, 014.01. This is shaping up to be a pretty solid release, so please help us out by testing this thoroughly.

Here are the download links: (MD5: 4ab92728113d934a658a296009d4d43a)

Here is the link to the full announcement at the GoboLinux mailing list.

Yes, it's the first time we're doing a "point release"... but as we all know, this is definitely a project that was never attached to any dogmas. :-)

• 2008-03-26 16:14 in Japanese!

It is always a major landmark when we see the page written with an entirely different character set. We are happy to announce in Japanese! Many thanks to Sipieter Nicolas for the translation work.

• 2008-03-16 20:34

NetBSD interviews GoboLinux developer on Package Management and Build System

The fine guys from NetBSD are celebrating the 10 years of pkgsrc, and the cake is a series of interviews on their very own pkgsrc and on alternative package management and build systems. Our developer Lucas Villa Real gives an overview there on the GoboLinux way of organizing programs, so seize the open gates to join the party and read the whole series!

• 2008-03-13 08:44

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