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SabayonLinux x86/x86-64 3.0

Post by lxnay » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:48

ANNOUNCE: SabayonLinux x86/x86-64 3.0

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THANKS to our BETA team, Christopher Villareal (cvill64) and Rùben Gonçalves - sparse order:
  • Danny Brown
  • Luca Palermo
  • Luca Casagrande
  • Patrick Keane
  • Olivier (BuBU)
  • Clemens Koller
  • John Hawk
  • Raoul Rossbach
September 14th, 2006 - 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."

The World's first and fastest Gentoo Linux powered distribution now changes its name. A change of style and unification for the RR4/RR64 Linux projects. Our mission is simple: making things that just work, using one of the most scalable Operating System.

NEW FEATURES:
  • Upgrade your Gentoo-based distro to SabayonLinux or upgrade your current RR4/RR64/SabayonLinux installation? Now it's possible! (Read more below)
  • Out of the box Intel Macs support and Intel video cards Direct Rendering support
  • Along ColdWar Demo, now there's the Quake4 Demo
  • Added the possibility to configure Boot Settings using SabayonLinux Installer
  • X.Org 7.1.1
  • KDE-meta ebuilds using Kopete 0.12.1 (KDE 3.5.4)
  • SabayonLinux 3 now uses gentoo-sources, currently version 2.6.17-r7
  • Early Compiz initialization for KDE and XFCE
  • GPT Partitions support and A20 Gate fixes for GRUB legacy
  • GPT Partitions support for SabayonLinux Installer
  • New GTK Cairo enabled theme (MurrinaGilouche) and SLAB Menu for our Gnome users
  • Completed the SabayonLinux KDE theming (Colours and ksplash - many thanks to Christopher)
  • KDM SabayonLinux theme now sports fancy users selection
  • XGL and Compiz updates (switched to cgwd and csm)
Bug fixes, important updates and new applications (for a complete list of the packages, see below):
  • Updated Wine to 0.9.20 (x86/x86-64)
  • Updated ALSA to 1.0.12 (x86/x86-64)
  • Updated Amarok to 1.4.3 (x86/x86-64)
  • Updated Mozilla Firefox to 1.5.0.6 (x86/x86-64)
  • Updated Portage snapshot to 2006-08-26
  • Updated NVIDIA Drivers to 8774
  • Updated ATi Drivers to 8.28.8
  • Updated WengoPhone to 2.0RC2 on x86
  • Updated Qt with qt-copy patches
  • Fix OpenGL configuration for multiple video cards (only a better behaviour)
  • Fixed (workaround) Radeon 9600 OpenGL acceleration (forced to use X.Org video drivers)
  • Changed sabayonlinux UID to 1000 on SabayonLinux x86
  • Added acl and oav USE flags to Samba
  • Added VIDEO_DEVICES variable to make.conf
  • Fixed DRI support for non-ATI/NVIDIA video cards
  • Switched to the new domain management inside /etc/conf.d/net
  • The Installer Updater has been fixed and it now uses kioexec to show the download progress under KDE
  • Fix 20-storage-methods.fdi (aka: phisical drives visualization under KDE/GNOME)
  • Fixed IPv6 support inside /etc/hosts after Install
  • Fixed KDE media devices handler popups under Installation (mediamanager gets disabled)
  • Added jimmac-xcursors via Portage
  • Added MSI and MSI-X PCI support to kernel
  • Switched "Memory Model" to "Sparse" on x86-64
  • Small fixes on /etc/conf.d/rc (network services are managed by NetworkManager stack)
  • Added "tk" USE flag to Python 2.4.3
  • /usr/bin/compiz-wrapper kindly rewritten :)
  • Fixed odd behaviours of the Installer Updater.
  • Added XkbRules to /etc/X11/xorg.conf on x86
  • Solved a critical problem about "localized --> òàù <-- characters" on x86
  • Added a workaround for NX binaries on x86-64 (to use 32bit libraries)
  • Removed eth1394 module
  • Removed ESSID and WIFI password settings from Anaconda since we use NetworkManager stack
  • Removed Mozilla and added Seamonkey instead
  • Removed critical /etc/env.d/50nxcomp environment file on x86-64
  • Added Twinkle 0.8.1
  • Added alsa-firmware 1.0.12
  • Added some XFCE4 plugins and applets
  • Added Gwenview 1.3.92
  • Added resolvconf-gentoo and switched to that
  • Added zh_TW/CN Language support
  • Added scim/skim support
  • Added SolarWolf 1.5 (Game)
  • Added xrdp RDP Server
  • Added unix2dos dos2unix utilities
  • Added multipath-tools
  • Added bcm43xx-fwcutter on x86-64
  • Added x11vnc
  • Added mplayerplug-in
  • Added slocate
  • Added dmidecode
  • Added recode
  • Added udftools
  • Added rt2570 drivers (from CVS)
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.
  • Reiser4 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. This will be reaccessed at a later time.
  • When you exit ColdWar or Quake4 (if you boot with "coldwar" or "quake4") the System will shut down automatically.
  • Trademarks are property of their respective owners, everywhere.
UPGRADE INFO:

With SabayonLinux 3, has been introduced and integrated into its installer, a preliminary release of the Updater. Using this feature, you can upgrade ANY Gentoo/Gentoo-based installation (Gentoo, VLOS, RR4, RR64) to the latest and greatest SabayonLinux 3 without losing your personal data and settings. SabayonLinux Team, however, will only actively support RR4/RR64/SabayonLinux upgrades. But be aware, to avoid system inconsistencies, the Updater REMOVES every package (installed using Portage) that is NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DVD.
For example, if you have installed the package vmware-server using Kuroo or using Portage directly, this will be removed and needs to be manually re-installed by you. But don't worry, Portage never removes the settings of your applications. This, for someone, "weird behaviour", will be addressed with a new release of SabayonLinux Installer that will finally use Python Portage bindings to manage the installed applications. So, take this updater as a fully working proof of concept that will be actively worked on in future releases, letting the users' finally choose what to update and what not (at their own risk, as usualy).
By the way, for who don't care about that, I'd like to explain two major features of this amazing piece of Python code:
  • You can fix your current installation by choosing to reinstall every package, This will take a lot of time but will resurrect your SabayonLinux installation in cases of hard damaging.
  • You could (even if it's not so much tested) even upgrade your 32bit installation to a powerful 64bit one (but not the contrary) by using the function described above.
  • You can re-configure/reinstall your GRUB (Boot) settings/ without touching any configuration file and/or command line.
Last but not least, if you're using Reiser4 filesystem, you must not use the Updater. Since SabayonLinux 3 does not support Reiser4 anymore until it is official merged into the kernel.

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