Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

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Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by lxnay » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:39

Press release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2 [Beta Release]
Digg it!
The "Remember the Girlfriend... and her EeePC!" release

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March 17th, 2008 - The Internet:

and the sky begun to be clearer
  • Distribution features:
  • This is a beta release.
  • Entropy Binary Package Managing infrastructure 0.12.24.13 (our pre-Release_Candidate binary package manager):
    - Sabayon Linux Online Repository Browser now at 6500 packages per architecture
    - Entropy Project Manifesto
    - Entropy interface has been completely rewritten in an Object Oriented way allowing any frontend to be interfaced easily
    - Improved Equo textual client reliability and speed [pre-RC release]
    - Introduced Spritz, our Official Entropy Graphical Package Manager [BETA release], featuring Italian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Catalan, English localizations
    - Introduced the Official Entropy Updates Notification Applet [ALPHA release]
    - Added a Package Masking interface (/etc/entropy/packages/*)
    - Added a GLSA [Gentoo Linux Security Advisories] interface (accessible through "equo security": equo --help for more info)
    - Added a Package Licenses interface (any non-free license is required to be read and accepted)
    - Reduced repository database size by a good 90% keeping backward compatibility. Size dropped from 13,5 to 6,5Mb
    - Around 900 bug fixed and 120 improvements since the previous distributed release (available Sabayon Linux 3.5 Loop1) [800 commits]
  • Sabayon Linux Installer updates:
    - NOTE: a full packages selector will come in Sabayon Linux 3.5 Loop3
    - Entropy interface rewritten to work with 0.12.x branch
    - Removed pre-compiled isys module substituting it with our Python-only implementation (called freesys)
    - Graphical Installer can NOW be easily used on small displays (starting from 640x480)
    - Introduced the XFCE Install Method (Featuring XFCE 4.2.2 desktop)
    - Introduced the EeePC/UMPC Install Method allowing you to install Sabayon Linux on a 4GB drive!
    - Improved System Upgrades speed and reliability (tested 3.4F to 3.5 Loop2 and 3.5 Loop1 to 3.5 Loop2)
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2 featuring:
    - Extended wireless and laptop support
    - Switched from ipw3945 to iwlwifi driver supporting every new Intel PCI-X wireless card
    - Added ATL2 Network driver
    - EeePC support (experimental)
    - Ext4 filesystem support
    - UnionFS support
    - AUFS support
    - Highly Experimental LogFS support (2.6.24-744 patch - http://logfs.org)
  • X.Org 7.3 featuring
    - NVIDIA: 169.12, 96.43.05 and 71.86.04 - automatic selection - 3D desktop fully supported
    - AMD/ATI: 8.471.3 - 3D desktop fully supported
    - Keyboard detection is now completely dynamic - Evdev based, any change should be made inside your Desktop Environment. Eventually xorg.conf will be next to be deprecated!
  • Enhanced Desktop featuring:
    - Compiz 0.7.2
    - Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 supporting GNOME, KDE, a lot of plugins already included
    - Fusion Icon, to enable/disable 3D effects on the fly!
  • Gaming! Sauerbraten, Warsow, Dangerdeep, Nexuiz, Second Life! included as top-tier 3D games!
  • GeeXboX 1.1 to transform your PC into a full Media Center
  • K Desktop Environment 3.5.9 featuring KDE 4.0.2 games
  • Full KDE 4.0.2 available in our Entropy repository!
  • GNOME 2.20.1
  • XFCE 4.2.2
  • OpenOffice 2.3.1
  • Elisa Media Center 0.3.4 (fully working!)
  • SSH keys are now always randomly generated (fixing possible MITM attacks)
  • A lot of updated applications and bug fixes (all the ones reported have been solved)
  • Known issues:
  • No known issues at release time.
  • 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 2: Beta Release

Post by Element » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:47

Here is my loop 2 for Saint Paddy's Day - http://deviouselement.deviantart.com/ar ... e-80151692
Note!! This was a loop 1 upgraded via Equo using equo world :D

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by lythandrel » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:49

Great work, Fabio! Well appreciated! :) Can't wait to have it on my system come morinng. :)))

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by mobilehunter » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:58

Great news, i can replace the revision 0 today.
I cannot wait more than two days :) so i installed revision 0 ( i do apologize for this :)).

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by wolfden » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:01

mobilehunter wrote:Great news, i can replace the revision 0 today.
I cannot wait more than two days :) so i installed revision 0 ( i do apologize for this :)).

if you still have your iso file and the md5sum is good, you can just apply the xdeltas and save on downloading

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by curse » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:38

Thank you fabio for a great job

I managed to grab the x86_64 from a mirror quite fast and am seeding it on torrent #0 and #1 it looks like I'm the first seeder since it said 0 seeders 6 leechers, uploading @ 1500kB/s atm :P

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by Merlin7777 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:09

Does the new kernel have support for UDF 2.5 and so on? Or should I go ahead an patch my new kernel my self?

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by random guy » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:53

wow great feature set team, i am going to start downloading now (although i will turn off my computer while i sleep and it is already 2:49 am here)

question though: why three torrents for each arch. i would think that would be a bad idea because you woudnt have access to as many peers and seeders.

anyway, i was actually waiting for this in order to test my new 64 bit cpu (intel core 2 duo e8400 @ 3.0ghz) in case your wondering it is a great cpu but temp monitors are either wrong or i run at 50 degrees celcious on load ;(

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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by wolfden » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:03


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Re: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.5 Loop 2: Beta Release

Post by lxnay » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:20

wolfden, JFYI xdelta split point is at 1500000000 bytes.
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