Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

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Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by lxnay » Mon Dec 24, 2007 21:34

Press release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1 [Beta Release]
The "Ooh ooh oooh! Merry Christmas!" release

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December 24th, 2007 - The Internet:

"Entropy strikes back. Eventually beta stage arrived. Packages will come, GUI too and World will be safe".
  • Distribution features:
  • This is a beta release. BETA BETA BETA BETA
  • New theme, new logo, new ideas, new stuff! Gosh, it's all new oh oh ohhhh!
  • Introducing Entropy Binary Package Managing infrastructure, featuring equo package manager client and repository services at http://packages.sabayonlinux.org
    - Read Entropy Project Manifesto
    - Repositories now contain "only" 4000 packages. But will grow up to 10000 by the end of the 3.5 development cycle.
    - Equo client is at your service: equo --help - be advised it is a working beta release!
    - Installer has been completely rewritten and polished to work with Entropy and an inner "Update installer" button has been added.
    - Installer can now virtually update any Gentoo-based system using Entropy. You want to switch to Sabayon? Do it!
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12 featuring extended wireless and laptop support, Ext4, UnionFS and AUFS support
  • Both architectures are now based on GCC 4.2 and Python 2.5
  • x86 architecture has been completely recompiled with i686 optimizations
  • X.Org 7.3 release featuring NVIDIA 169.07 and AMD 8.42.3 (see known issues below for the latter)
  • Enhanced Desktop featuring Compiz Fusion 0.6.2 using AIGLX (on by default where available)
  • Gaming! Sauerbraten, Warsow, Dangerdeep, Nexuiz included as top-tier 3D games!
  • GeeXboX 1.1 to transform your PC into a full Media Center
  • KDE updated to 3.5.8 also featuring KDE 4.0 RC2 Games!
  • Full KDE 4.0 RC2 and XFCE 4.4 availabe in our Entropy repository!
  • GNOME updated to 2.20.1
  • Improved reliability of NetworkManager stack (including updated nm-applet and KNetworkManager)
  • Introducing NetworkSettings tool to graphically configure your network cards settings
  • At shut down, Live system will now eject the DVD before halting
  • ISOLINUX has been updated to 3.51 featuring a new theme
  • A lot, lot, lot (oh oh oh!) mooore!
  • Known issues:
  • Elisa Media Center is known to not work
  • AMD video drivers hang during the first X session startup (known issue and latest drivers didn't work at all with X.Org 7.3)
    To workaround this, just press F5 at the boot menu and write "noaccelmanager" then press Enter or just try to boot without fglrx drivers, writing "noproprietary"
  • Update the installer before starting an Upgrade (only for this) - tarinfo Python module didn't work well with aspell-* packages, it's been already workarounded in Entropy SVN repository. The updated installer will just take care of this without crashing.
  • UnionFS 2.1.11 causes system freezes with 2.6.23 kernels, that's why we switched to AUFS, be advised.
  • 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.
  • When you exit ColdWar or Sauerbraten the System will shut down automatically.
  • Trademarks are property of their respective owners, everywhere.
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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by wolfden » Mon Dec 24, 2007 22:44

Please note this is

Beta

If you download and run this, please use our testing forum for posting feedback
http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=75

If you have issues or bugs - please give reports and include hardware along with log files and what you did to create issue. The log files are very important.

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by Element » Mon Dec 24, 2007 23:27

WARNING ATI USERS:

We know that ATI 8.42.3 and Xorg 7.3 don't work well together. Please read the full release. Google all of your errors something will come up.

Magic Links:
* http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org
* http://gentoo-wiki.org
* http://forums.gentoo.org
* http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/
* http://www.google.com
* irc://irc.freenode.org/#ati

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These links will provide most of your answers. Please!! I cannot stress this enough. Use the forum link > http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=75 < and use those links. Do not come into IRC until you have done all because you will be sent away.

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Dec 25, 2007 0:07

wolfden wrote:Please note this is

Beta

If you download and run this, please use our testing forum for posting feedback
http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=75

If you have issues or bugs - please give reports and include hardware along with log files and what you did to create issue. The log files are very important.
Is that testing forum only accessible to official beta testers (I cannot access it, for example)? Perhaps it would be worth you setting up a sticky thread in the main Forum for comments from others who are trying out the SL 3.5 Beta?

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Dec 25, 2007 0:09

^I'm guessing you have just created it, as I can now access it, so ignore my previous post.

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by joost » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:47

HoHoHo!

Great work team.

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by nemesis » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:56

This is the BEST Christmas present ever....thanx

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by dyingmuppet » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:32

w00t, starting both x86 and x86_64 download, and I will seed it some time too ;)
Great work Lxnay!! Happy Xmas to all!

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by WarraWarra » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:30

Any idea about a possible xdelta from 3.4f ? Should help with patches to the beta version.

I was wondering if anyone made a auto cron update script to help LX update all servers / mirrors using multiple rsync sessions or similar with login / ssh or something.
IE: main mirror to 2 or more and then to 8 or 10 more mirrors like a pyramid effect using fastest / strongest mirrors first. One click update effect.

This should help with entropy folder updates as well if this is not already exsisting.

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 1: Beta Release

Post by wolfden » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:06

WarraWarra wrote:Any idea about a possible xdelta from 3.4f ? Should help with patches to the beta version.

As far as I know there won't be any xdeltas. I would expect xdeltas for loop2, but you will need this initial .iso

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