GoboLinux News GoboLinux news feed http://www.gobolinux.org 2016-10-09T21:19:34+01:00 GoboLinux logo http://www.gobolinux.org http://www.gobolinux.org/images/gobonew.png text/html 2016-10-09T21:18:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 016 alpha is available http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=109 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:<br> <p> <ul> <li> Runner, our filesystem virtualization tool that dynamically changes the processes' view 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) on /System/Index; <li> A minimalistic desktop based on the Awesome window manager; <li> 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! </ul> <p> 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.<br> <p> Here's the download link: <a href="http://gobolinux.org/iso/GoboLinux-016-alpha.iso">GoboLinux-016-alpha.iso</a> <a href="http://gobolinux.org/iso/GoboLinux-016-alpha.md5">(checksum)</a>. We hope you enjoy it! text/html 2016-08-06T12:10:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team The GoboLinux wiki is back! http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=108 After a long downtime, the GoboLinux wiki is back! As part of our move to the <a href="http://github.com/gobolinux/">GitHub infrastructure</a>, we have imported the contents of the old MediaWiki installation into the wiki feature of GitHub. The material is now available (and editable!) at <a href="http://github.com/gobolinux/Documentation/wiki">the wiki for the Documentation repository</a>. While there is plenty of useful stuff there, there is also lots of material that are currently outdated.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, <a href="http://wiki.gobolinux.org">so join in</a>! text/html 2016-07-31T13:34:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Next release in the works http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=107 The next release of GoboLinux is under active development. As in the last release, we are using <a href="https://github.com/gobolinux/GoboALFS">GoboALFS</a>, a collection of build scripts based on <a href="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/">Automated Linux From Scratch</a> and our own <a href="http://recipes.gobolinux.org">Compile recipes tree</a>. The main focus of this next release is designing a very lean core system with updated packages, including 64-bit support. text/html 2015-02-27T16:58:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Repositories converted to Git http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=106 <p> Ten years of commits, from CVS, to Subversion, and now to Git: we're happy to announce <a href="http://github.com/gobolinux">github.com/gobolinux</a>. </p> <center><img src="/images/que_octocat.png"/></center> <p> 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. </p> <p> 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 <a href="http://gobolinux.org">gobolinux.org</a> infrastructure as a backup, but primary development should happen there. Yes, that means pull requests are welcome! </p> text/html 2014-08-17T12:04:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team New mirrors in Germany, France and the US http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=105 We're happy to announce the availability of new mirrors of our latest release. Thanks to Pierre Dennert of <a href="http://layerjet.com">layerjet.com</a>, the ISO file of GoboLinux 015 is now available from Germany and France. Thanks also to Viola Zoltán of <a href="http://parancssor.info">parancssor.info</a> for hosting the ISO in the United States. Mirror download links are available in our <a href="?page=downloads">downloads</a> page! text/html 2014-05-21T12:49:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team A video of the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=104 Portuguese blogger Marcelo Salvador of <a href="http://ribalinux.blogspot.pt">RibaLinux</a> posted a nice video showcasing the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsfvqsOo-A">Check it out</a>! 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. text/html 2014-05-09T09:49:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 015 announcement presentation - slides and video http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=103 <p> GoboLinux 015 was officially announced in a presentation by Lucas Correia Villa Real at <a href="http://fisl.softwarelivre.org">FISL 15</a>, the fifteenth International Forum on Free Software, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. </p> <p> The <a href="http://gobolinux.org/doc/fisl2014/GoboLinux-015.pdf">slides in English</a> are available here and the <a href="http://hemingway.softwarelivre.org/fisl15/high/41d/sala41d-high-201405071003.ogv">video in Portuguese</a> is available in the FISL website. </p> text/html 2014-05-07T20:02:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Introducing GoboLinux 015 http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=102 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 <a href="http://recipes.gobolinux.org/">compilation recipes</a>. Packages were built using both <a href="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/">ALFS</a> (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 <a href="http://gobolinux.org/?page=release_notes_015">Release Notes</a> for details and download instructions. text/html 2014-04-21T07:43:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 015 beta-3 http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=101 <p> We are pleased to announce the release of GoboLinux 015 beta3. We have had several updates on this snapshot that include changes to the desktop environment: for the first time, we're shipping the ISO with Enlightenment as a default desktop. </p><p> We have also completed the transition from /System/Links to /System/Index. </p><p> This snapshot also introduces a number of new packages that should enrich the desktop experience. We have fixed all issues that have been reported since beta2 and worked hard to make this release as polished and close to final as possible. </p><p> The ISO can be downloaded here: </p><p> <a href="http://gobolinux.org/iso/GoboLinux-015_beta3-i686.iso">GoboLinux-015_beta3-i686.iso</a> </p><p> MD5: f92142ed5fcabb8a08584f8dfcc93fdd </p><p> Please test it and give us your feedback. You can always reach us on the mailing lists or at the #gobolinux channel on irc.freenode.net! </p> text/html 2014-04-07T22:36:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 015 beta-2 http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=100 The second beta of GoboLinux 015 is out! For the full announcement and download links click <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org/pipermail/gobolinux-users/2014- April/009004.html">here</a>. text/html 2014-03-05T04:21:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 015 beta http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=99 Carnival means serious business for us! We have just released GoboLinux 015 beta, which comes with substantial improvements over the alpha snapshot. The full announcement and details on how to download the ISO are available <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org/pipermail/gobolinux-users/2014-March/008992.html"> here </a>. text/html 2014-01-21T18:30:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 015 alpha http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=98 After a long hiatus, we are happy to announce that we are working towards a new release of GoboLinux. An alpha version of GoboLinux 015 has been released Today and users are welcome to try it and report their experience with the LiveDVD to let us further improve it. The announcement (which includes links to download the ISO) can be seen <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org//pipermail/gobolinux-users/2014- January/008940.html">here</a>. text/html 2010-04-01T20:08:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Announcing GoboWing: GoboLinux for Cygwin http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=97 Fabio Mierlo <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org/pipermail/gobolinux-devel/2010-April/004207.html">announced today</a> a new project called <a href="http://stackedboxes.org/~fmierlo/Projects/GoboWing/">GoboWing</a>. It is a port of the GoboLinux tools to Cygwin, allowing them to be used on top of Windows. It is currently based on Rootless and aims to become a full Gobo-ified Cygwin distro. The first public release is <a href="http://stackedboxes.org/~fmierlo/Projects/GoboWing/GoboWing-0.0.4.tar.bz2">GoboWing 0.0.4</a> and it is now available -- the <a href="http://stackedboxes.org/~fmierlo/Projects/GoboWing/Install.txt">installation instructions</a> guide you through the installation of Cygwin and the application of the GoboWing modifications. text/html 2009-03-09T06:31:47+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Gobolinux.org back up http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=96 <p> The main gobolinux.org website is now back up, after being taken down for inspection once a security breach was detected. All main services provided by the website should be up again by now, except for a few administrative features. Sorry about the inconvenience and thanks to everyone who worked on getting things back on track. If anything is still broken, be sure to let us know through the <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org/mailman/listinfo/gobolinux-devel">mailing lists</a>. </p> text/html 2009-02-07T17:04:35+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team Status update and we got a blog! http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=95 <p>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.</p> <p>To get more continuity in our communication and to get better information flow to our users and fans we have finally started a <a href="http://blog.gobolinux.org">blog</a>. 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.</p> <p>And stay tuned for a new release of Scripts and Compile soon...</p> text/html 2008-05-29T19:48:36+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team New Hungarian website on GoboLinux http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=94 <p> Zoltán Viola contacted us to announce a new website created by the Hungarian community of GoboLinux users: <a href="http://www.gobolinux.info">gobolinux.info</a>, 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 <a href="http://mek.oszk.hu/05800/05895/">here (in Hungarian)</a>. Impressive work! </p> text/html 2008-05-05T21:58:31+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team New version of Compile and Scripts http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=93 <p> 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. </p> <p> Compile now supports Mercurial and Bazaar repositories, Cabal packages and now features an integrated tool to make contribution of recipes more easy. </p> <p>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 <a href="http://lists.gobolinux.org/pipermail/gobolinux-users/2008-May/007561.html">full announcement</a> for more details. </p> text/html 2008-04-24T13:09:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux dev interview at Norwegian website http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=92 <p> Hisham Muhammad was interviewed by Norwegian website <a href="http://hardware.no">hardware.no</a>. Check out the feature in <a href="http://www.hardware.no/artikler/hisham_muhammad_english/50591">English</a> or translated to <a href="http://www.hardware.no/artikler/hisham_muhammad/50862">Norwegian</a>. Thanks to Robin Heggelund Hansen for the coverage. </p> text/html 2008-04-18T07:32:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux distributes 4000 CDs at FISL 9.0 http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=91 <p> The GoboLinux team is distributing 4000 GoboLinux 014.01 CDs for free at the 9th International Forum on Free Software (<a href="http://fisl.softwarelivre.org">FISL 9.0</a>) 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! </p><p> Last but not least important, we'd like to thank <a href="http://www.unilasalle.edu.br">UniLaSalle</a> for the sponsorship that made this possible. </p> text/html 2008-04-09T20:30:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux.org in Turkish! http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=90 The language bar at the top of the page continues to grow: GoboLinux.org is now available in eleven languages. <a href="http://gobolinux.org/?lang=tr_TR">Turkish</a> is the latest language to join the list, thanks to the efforts of Fatih Altınok. text/html 2008-04-02T23:02:00+01:00 http://www.gobolinux.org GoboLinux team GoboLinux 014.01 http://www.gobolinux.org/index.php?lang=lang/en_US/&page=news&id=89 <p> <a href="/images/cover01401.png"><img align="left" src="/images/cover01401small.png" hspace="12px" vspace="6px"></a> 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. </p> <p> Read the detailed <a href="?page=release_notes_014.01">release notes</a> for more information and the full list of packages, including a list of which packages have changed from 014 to 014.01. </p> <p> Once again, thanks to everybody who contributed with feedback, bug reports, bug fixes, recipes, translations... </p>