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RR4 Linux 3.0RC1

Post by lxnay » Sun Jun 18, 2006 20:51

ANNOUNCE: RR4 Linux 3.0 RC1


June 18th, 2006 - The Internet:

After two months of hard work, complete rebuilding and CHOST migration (from i386 to i586), we are proud to announce the most advanced, cute and complete GNU/Linux LiveDVD on the world. Featuring a lot of Desktop and Server applications, SMP kernel, XsistenCe mode, Internet Kiosk framework, XGL, 27 languages (en it es de gr jp ar ca cs el en_GB fi fr ga hu lt nb nl pl pt ro ru sk sl sr sv zh_CN) and much, much more...

  • kernel (gentoo-sources-2.6.16-r10 + Reiser4 patches)
  • CHOST changed from i386 to i586
  • Highly optimized GLIBC 2.4 (NPTL)
  • Live mode RAM consumption highly improved
  • ~20% faster than its predecessor
  • KDE 3.5.3 compiled with -fvisibility-hidden turned on
  • GNOME 2.14.1
  • The first Live distro to ship with Google Earth Beta4
  • ATI Drivers ( 8.25.18 ) and nVIDIA Drivers ( 8762 )
  • 2006.0 Gentoo Profile and Stages
  • 02/06[June]/2006 Portage snapshot
  • Enlightenment 0.16.8
  • Fluxbox
  • KOffice 1.5.1 meta packages
  • OpenOffice 2.0.2 supporting both GNOME and KDE
  • NetworkManager and KNetworkManager to manage your network from GNOME or KDE
  • KVPNC 0.8.3
  • libselinux 1.30
  • WengoPhone 1.0_pre20060408
  • Ekiga 2.0.1
  • Asterisk 1.2.7_p1
  • Tor (just boot with "gentoo tor" or "smp tor" - Konqueror, Firefox and Opera will be auto-configured)
  • Privoxy 3.0.3
  • Anjuta 1.2.4
  • devhelp 0.11
  • gkrellm 2.2.7
  • jack 3.1.1
  • ardour 0.99.3
  • rosegarden
  • Hydrogen 0.9.3
  • Jamin 0.95
  • BMPX 0.14.4
  • Every Gstreamer 0.10 plugins now are included
  • Pine 4.64
  • KTorrent 2.0b1
  • KPowersave 0.6.1
  • KSynaptics 0.3.1 and added Synaptics touchpad support to X.Org
  • KDM Theme Manager
  • ManDVD 1.9
  • Firestarter 1.0.3 Firewall
  • Enabled Preview for some system:/ kio-slaves
  • ltmodem - hsfmodem - hcfpcimodem - mwavem - longrun drivers
  • at76c503a driver
  • acerhk driver
  • Audio mixer levels auto-configuration (audio works out of the box without touching anything)
  • New i810 driver
  • New way to handle network at boot and on the installer, baselayout automagically uses ifplugd
  • Early XDM enabled, X.Org starts early --> speed improvements
  • A fresh KDM theme
  • sdparm (to configure SCSI/SATA drives)
  • New session=* boot option (where * = kde,gnome,xfce,fluxbox,e16 --> they enable autologin on specific desktop)
  • New Background :)
  • Updated Compiz and XGL to 20060606 and added Compiz GUI configuration utility
  • Compiz now uses GCONF for configuration options
  • Added FEATURES="parallel-fetch confcache" to speed up package compilation
  • knock 0.5
  • module-rebuild 0.5
  • Removed hpijs in favour of hplip (HP Printers customers only)
  • Added Option "DPMS" to X.Org configuration file
  • Added every possible ipw2200 firmware
  • Fixed firmware loading at boot (it didn't work on Live mode)
  • Removed fadein splash option (useless and very slow on some machines)
  • Removed vesafb-tng in favour of plain vesafb (to fix problems on some Video Cards)
  • Added doslowusb to be able to boot from USB DVD readers and even on USB HD (after install...)
  • Fixed and tested SMP kernel stability on Dual Core systems, changed PREEMPT to Volountary by default
  • baselayout read only variables warnings removed
  • baselayout problems with /dev/.rcsysinit and Reiser4 root partition fixed witha a workaround
  • deeply tested kernel sources and make.conf correct installation
  • xterm,konsole, gnome terminal ask password bug fixed
  • LANG= variable now set the correct language on GNOME too
  • OpenGL configuration for new nVIDIA integrated video cards (like NVIDIA C51) fix
  • Fixed icons on gensplash
  • Added Xserver timeout to KDM and GDM configuration files (set to 60). This fix KDM loading using XGL and ATi cards
  • Added esound to runlevel default to fix Skype on DE != KDE
  • Fixed ARTS - alsa-lib-1.0.11 and 100% CPU usage on some VIA sound cards
  • Fixed Update Installer script secondary download location
  • Fixed 8139too and 8139cp coflict with a workaroung
  • Fixed Skype and QT-only apps look
  • /dev/dsp permissions set to 0770 (root:audio)
  • find_free_numbers cosmetical bug fixed (substituted %e with %n)
  • Removed default asound.state from the DVD
  • Added KMix to KDE startup (many users complain about the missing mixer)
  • /lib/firmware bugs fixed (I hope, but we are in time to revert any non-working change)
  • Fine tuned Google Earth icon in GNOME Desktop

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