Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

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Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by lxnay » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:32

Press release: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition [Stable Release]

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September 23rd, 2007 - The Internet:

"Sabayon is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, a sweet liquor (usually Marsala wine), and sometimes cream or whole eggs. It is a very light custard, which has been whipped to incorporate a large amount of air." Source: Wikipedia.

SabayonLinux x86/x86-64 miniEdition, commonly called the "mini", is the CD release of the latest SabayonLinux x86/x86-64 DVD. The creation of this special version, has been made with an automatic script that shrinks down the whole chroot jail by removing every duplicated, useless or server-oriented package. The multimedia features of these special editions are kept intact. So, enjoy that beautiful piece of software on a single CD!
  • Distribution updates 3.4:
  • Improved OpenGL configuration reliability
  • NVIDIA Drivers updated to 100.14.19
  • Compiz Fusion stability fixes (will be soon enabled by default on the supported hardware)
  • Boot time 15% faster
  • Important Notes:
  • This distribution contains libdvdcss look here if you live in the U.S. !.
  • This distribution contains proprietary and non-GPL softwares too (like from NVIDIA, ATI, Google, etc). Before running them, be sure to read their license and agree with that, otherwise, just remove those applications. To run SabayonLinux without Proprietary drivers, just use "noproprietary" boot flag.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by fenius » Sun Sep 23, 2007 21:20

I love minieditions!!!
They are the best :)

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by koch » Sun Sep 23, 2007 23:30

great, just downloading the mini edition, it comes 2 days too late. had to reinstall after a broken xorg-update on friday, grrrr.
anyway, if it is as good as the dvds it will be great.
it will be a long night after 14 very hard hours of work today (a cook's kharma :thumright: )...

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by Nicolas » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:38

If you have a download manager that supports metalinks (like aria2 http://aria2.sourceforge.net/), try these:
http://impfarm.imp.org/~nico/sabayon/

Example with aria2:
$ aria2c -M http://impfarm.imp.org/~nico/sabayon/Sa ... o.metalink

You can also download the .metalink and point aria2c to the file (just use a local path instead of the URL). Feedback appreciated, particularly let me know if it actually improves your download speed!

NOTE: they have no per-chunk checksums. Until Hampus's Metalink Editor supports extracting checksums from a .torrent, I have to first download the miniEditions myself to calculate the piece checksums...

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by Nicolas » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:40

[quote="Nicolas"]If you have a download manager that supports metalinks...[/quote]
More about metalinks at http://www.metalinker.org/

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by darkscot » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:26

[quote="fenius"]I love minieditions!!!
They are the best :)[/quote]
I am using the mini for the first time and I am VERY impressed! No more 4GB downloads for me!

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by kozaki » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:54

metalink is v impressive :)

$ aria2c -M SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.miniEdition.iso.metalink

Wed Oct 24 10:48:55 2007 - NOTICE - Adding URL: http://cross-lfs.sabayonlinux.org/Sabay ... dition.iso
Wed Oct 24 10:48:55 2007 - NOTICE - Adding URL: ftp://sabayonlinux.mirrors.skynet.be/pu ... dition.iso
Wed Oct 24 10:48:55 2007 - NOTICE - Adding URL: ftp://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/sabay ... dition.iso
Wed Oct 24 10:48:55 2007 - NOTICE - Adding URL: ftp://bo.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/sabayon ... dition.iso
Wed Oct 24 10:48:55 2007 - NOTICE - Adding URL: ftp://dotdot.mine.nu/sabayon/SabayonLin ... dition.iso
(...)

How to share the iso then, i bet one has to get the .torrent file and open it?

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by Nicolas » Wed Oct 24, 2007 14:20

> How to share the iso then, i bet one has to get the .torrent file and open it?
Yep. Make your BitTorrent client download where the iso already is, or the equivalent: move the iso where your BitTorrent client would save it.

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by kozaki » Wed Oct 24, 2007 15:06

OK that is done.
Thank u nicolas

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Re: Sabayon Linux 3.4 x86/x86-64 miniEdition: Press Release

Post by christophocles » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:41

[quote]I am using the mini for the first time and I am VERY impressed! No more 4GB downloads for me![/quote]

I tried to install the full version on a 10gb partition on my laptop and failed miserably. I think the mini edition might be for me. What is missing in the mini edition, anyway? Does it still have openoffice, gimp, firefox, etc. installed? Do they just have KDE or does even the mini include KDE, Gnome, etc.

Also, howcome the Sabayon installation is so huge compared to other distros?. For example, Ubuntu installs from a DVD and yet it only takes up approx 2gb after install, which is TINY compared to Sabayon's 12gb. I imagine this has something to do with having the entire source tree on the hard drive, so is there an easy way to store all of the source code on a compressed partition? If so, why isn't this recommended or done by default?

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