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Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby DontPanic » Thu Jun 17, 2010 15:23

Press Release: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX

Directly from our Server department, two new Sabayon editions officially thrown to the crowd!
They are called SpinBase and CoreCDX, but wait, what are they about? SpinBase was formerly known as CoreCD, the Sabayon team decided to change its name for these reasons:
- SpinBase can be used as a base to make new Sabayon "spins", in other words, customized Sabayon ISO images
- SpinBase contains the new Anaconda text-based Installer, which is only suited for empty drives or drives with free space (no manual partitioning)
- SpinBase is very lightweight.
- Keeping the "CoreCD" name would have confused users that can now enjoy our new creation called "CoreCDX".

Besides, CoreCDX is built on top of the SpinBase module and features X.Org (the graphical server) and Fluxbox, our favourite tiny geeky environment.
Shipping with X.Org, also means shipping with our new Anaconda full-blown graphical Installer, like our "Standard" releases.

So if you are willing to setup a new home server or you just want to have full control over installed software on your shiny new computer with empty drives or free space, just pick up SpinBase from our mirrors and enjoy.
At the same time if you intend to build your own Sabayon ISO image using our tool called Molecule (package: dev-util/molecule) following our guides on wiki and example files on GitWeb.
Use the CoreCDX release if you want to install a minimal version of Sabayon in a multiboot arrangement with other Linux versions or Windows. A basic graphical environment is already included. However, no proprietary drivers (such as ATI or nVidia) are included in the CoreCDX version.

SpinBase and CoreCDX have a smaller footprint making them fit into a single CD, or USB memory sticks.

    Features of Sabayon 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX:
  • Bootable Image suitable for a CD or USB thumb drive (~450MB-500MB for SpinBase, ~525MB-600MB for CoreCDX)
  • Text-Based installer (SpinBase)
  • Graphical installer and X.Org (CoreCDX)
  • Basic default networking
  • Entropy and Portage ready (giving access to thousands of installable packages)
  • Based on new GCC 4.4 and Glibc 2.10
  • Completely customizable system after install, thanks to Entropy package sets it's possible to install GNOME, KDE or X.Org in no time.
  • Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.34
  • Providing extra Server-optimized and OpenVZ-enabled kernels in repositories
  • Quick installation (less than 5 minutes, guaranteed).

Minimum Requirements:
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium II/III, Celeron, AMD Athlon)
- 256Mb RAM
- 2 to 3 GB of free space

These releases are targeted to advanced users who want to take full control of the features and packages installed on their system. Sabayon's Entropy package manager can be utilized as soon as the release is installed to quickly build out the installation based on the users exact requirements. SpinBase/CoreCDX has also has the capability to install packages using the Portage package management system.

For more information, please see the "Visual Tour: SpinBase" on Sabayon's Wiki.

Networking Notes: advanced user skills may be necessary to implement networking on these releases. They can provide simple dhcp networking over wired networks by default. Most advanced networking configurations will require configuration by the user.

Resources for Sabayon Linux SpinBase and CoreCDX 5.3:
Kernel configuration:
- Sabayon 5.3 x86 kernel config
- Sabayon 5.3 amd64 kernel config

Packages list:
- Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase x86 Packages
- Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase amd64 Packages
- Sabayon Linux 5.3 CoreCDX x86 Packages
- Sabayon Linux 5.3 CoreCDX amd64 Packages

Download sources
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ISO information
a46635ae97fa4d3787086bc4a3363498 Sabayon_Linux_SpinBase_5.3_amd64.iso
6eefcd829ee3d9da520493d3c1bcd4c0 Sabayon_Linux_SpinBase_5.3_x86.iso
b53d7477a0787bbe2e96a35628187d13 Sabayon_Linux_CoreCDX_5.3_amd64.iso
d91ea66efb3a63da99446af548ad38ca Sabayon_Linux_CoreCDX_5.3_x86.iso
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 CoreCDX and SpinBase: Stable Release

Postby lxnay » Thu Jun 17, 2010 18:41

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby yudjin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 19:33

Great news! Let the CD format is returned. Thank you all!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby lazevedo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 14:51

i think it's finally time for me to make my own spinoff :)
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby _cnfss_ » Fri Jun 18, 2010 15:24


Good news!! Congrats!!

Actually, I think I'll be trying CoreCDX soon!!

I'ts a very nice decision you've made. Really good!!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby totedati » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:16

a thump up for me also! keep the good work spin!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.3 SpinBase and CoreCDX: Stable Release

Postby totedati » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:18

damn! correction ... a thump up from me also!
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