We are well known for our beautiful artwork here at Sabayon, and I would like to share this amazing cartoon, produced by wolfden.
If you are the devel mailing list you will have seen this already in the ongoing debate over “What is Sabayon” with regards to user group focus and the website. If you have any opinion on what Sabayon is, please leave it in the comments.
After several weeks of testing and ironing, we are happy to announce the public availability of daily (or nightly if you prefer) Sabayon Linux (Standard and CoreCD editions) ISO images. The aim is to improve packages and general system functionality testing during releases lifecycle by providing always up-to-date installable LiveDVDs/LiveCDs.
Our stable releases are just “snapshots” of these ISO images, so you will be able to know (and report) about possible hardware, software issue before a new version is published.
Features of Sabayon DAILY ISO images:
- Up-to-date packages (ISO images are built every night)
- Featuring the new Anaconda Installer port
- Speed improvements over 5.2 ISO images
- Fully compliant with our rolling-distro philosophy, keep looking ahead
See respective Press Releases. Got a PC, keyboard and monitor? That’s enough!
Warning, this is the bleeding edge of bleeding edge, do not use them on production systems.
ISO file names do not expose a timestamp directly, but RELEASE_DATE_DAILY does, as well as ISO boot menu and BUILD_INFO inside the ISO image filesystem.
Our Mirrors Page:
- NOTE 1: files are inside iso/daily directory
- NOTE 2: these ISO images are moving targets, make sure to check them against respective .md5 files.
(Seems this never made it to planet so posting it here for reference, very cool imo)
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so I think its time I started doing it more regularly again. So what is going down in Sabayon HQ? Well there have been many interesting developments recently which I want to talk about.
Firstly we have the brand spanking new shiny Anaconda installer, this has been well publicised by wolfden and Lxnay and is really shaping up nicely, its about time the installer got an update and it is looking awesome, everyone has been testing (and breaking) the new installer and progress looks excellent. This is of course mainline Anaconda that is used in Fedora and RHEL et al and has inherited all the great features from it with some new sabayon specific stuff too, this version is more closely based on vanilla upstream git and as such we should inherit all the work that is being done upstream a lot faster.
Next up is nightly builds of sabayon, yes you read that correctly. The idea is that you will have one ISO on your hard disk which you will keep updated using rsync’s binary diff capabilities and the Sabayon rsync servers to only update the parts of the ISO that have changed, this is how we have been distributing ISOs to testers for a while now and is much quicker and easier than the old version using Xdelta. What has been done is that we have a scripted molecule install which creates a new ISO at 0200 UTC every night using the latest packages from the mainline repository, from these images the rysnc is updated and you can download the changes, simple but clever if you ask me.
Finally – recruitment. Getting people to work on an open source project is never easy, its not easy to find volunteers for anything in reality as time is such an expensive commodity. I have decided to step down from my position as artwork guy and as such Sabayon is looking for a replacement, if you have some design and theming skills, or even if you don’t why not get in contact with me and I’ll get you started.
You will need a good eye, ability to work in a team an interest in Sabayon and ability to use SVG, it would be preferred if you had some knowledge of bash scripts, ebuilds and linux theming, but we can train you if your designs are great. Once again, please do get in contact, either mail me, start a thread in the forums and show us your stuff or leave a comment even.
…and that’s all I can think of for now.
Recently there have been a number of issues reported in the forums and other places of people having issues with pulseaudio and KMix after updating to KDE 4.4.0. I am glad to announce that most of those issues should now be resolved with the latest round of updates being pushed out by hard-working entropy maintainer Joost! Woot!
I identified the root of most of the problems which seemed to be that we were shipping a quite broken pulseaudio configuration based on hard-wiring an ALSA module but also using the out dated HAL detection module, this has now been corrected to using the shiny new udev detection module by default. Other improvements to the new setup are up mixing by default to 5.1 and LFE remixing.
I have also bumped the pulseaudio patch for KMix so that is working nicely also, with multiple stream control working, global hotkey support fixed and should fix most pulse + kde issues.
As usual a “equo update && equo upgrade –ask” will grab you the latest updates. If you have any issues please please please report a bug with logs on the Bugzilla.