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Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby wolfden » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:23

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More busy than busy bees, we're once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 8 in all of its tier-1 flavours. If you really enjoyed Sabayon 7, this is just another step towards World domination.
Letting bleeding edge and reliability to coexist is the most outstanding challenge our users, our team, is faced every day.

There you have it, shining at full bright, for your home computer, your laptop and your home servers.
Linux 3.2, GNOME 3.2.2, KDE 4.7.4 (4.8.0 available in testing repo), Xfce 4.8, LibreOffice 3.4.4 are just some of the things you will find inside the box.

During this cycle, we spent a lot of time optimizing critical packages at compiler level, ensuring unprecedented performances, tuning system responsivity under load and backporting power management patches.
What you find here is Sabayon GNOME, KDE, Xfce, SpinBase (bare-metal flavour for building your own ISO images), ServerBase (same but with server-optimized kernel) and CoreCDX, for those liking Fluxbox.

Features
    The first and best way to try a Gentoo-based Linux distribution at its full power, with all working out-of-the-box and no compilation needed at all
    The first Extreme-Rolling Release distribution, with automated repository package version bumping, thanks to Entropy Matter ebuild tracker
    Faster, cleaner and more evolved than any other rolling distro out there: we work hard to bring you the most stable rolling release experience
    Keep up-to-date your system in minutes while maintaining full Gentoo Portage compatibility
    Focusing on performance: GCC 4.6 with Graphite Loop Transformation infrastructure and Link Time Optimizations enabled
    Always up-to-date Linux Kernel 3.2 (and experimental "Fusion" Kernels available in repositories)
    Providing extra Server-oriented Linux kernels (OpenVZ, Vserver, Generic Server)
    Natively supporting the btrfs filesystem (besides ext4, aufs, and others)
    Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC 10.1 (11.0 available soon)
    GNOME 3.2.2 Visual Environment
    KDE 4.7.4 Desktop Environment (4.8.0 available in a few days)
    Improved Xfce 4.8 out-of-the-box experience (for those missing GNOME2)
    Improved LibreOffice integration, updated to 3.4.4
    Migrated to libav as ffmpeg replacement
    Migrated to Java 7 and Subversion 1.7
    Cinnamon and Razor Qt available in repositories
    Entropy Framework (Package Manager, Web Services) updated to 1.0_rc86, consolidating stability and performance
    Support for IME and non-roman fonts at install time
    Support for non-latin languages at install time
    More than 12000 packages available for x86_64, i686
    ARMv7 versions already available, with more than 2000 packages ready to be installed

Important Fixes
Besides a lot of application updates, here are some of the outstanding fixes implemented since Sabayon 7, as per bug 2870:

grub-1.98-r8 appends kernel boot parameter to recovery mode
network-manager does not allow changing of (wired) connection name
swapon during boot failed
Installation lack of space

Download Links
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Sabayon BitTorrent Tracker
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Re: Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby patkoscsaba » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:24

Will there be an E17 version of Sabayon 8?

PS: I know I can install it afterwards. I am just curious.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby wolfden » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:49

If you grab the daily e17, you will be set to go. Experimental spins come later after the initial release, but there hasn't been any discussion of the experimental spins yet.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby cl00t » Wed Feb 08, 2012 13:48

Hello, this will be my 1st move between versions in Sabayon. Probably an obvious question, but to move from v7 - v8 is simply a matter of doing equo update / equo upgrade, then conf update / deptest / libtest?

Cheers.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby patkoscsaba » Wed Feb 08, 2012 14:15

Yes, it's just an update, and if you do / did updates weekly you should be on Sabayon8 since 2 weeks ago or so.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 8 GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Postby crypt » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:01

Congrats on the next release of this awesome distro! Looking forward to setting up our new servers with it over the next couple of months, after testing of course.

I do just have a couple of concerns, not sure if anyone brought this up or you guys noticed, but 5 of the torrents went unseeded today until I downloaded the ISO's from a mirror and started seeding them. Which, by the way, was extremely painful. Only VTech had decent speeds, the others capped out at 65 KB/s for me, but VTech also started pulling 403 errors on me. As of right now, 12 hours later, I am still the only seeder on a few of the torrents. I do understand that you guys don't have the infrastructure to have dedicated seedboxes, which is absolutely understandable. Once we get our new servers in we will contact you guys about getting a Canadian mirror up, potentially. Have to firm up the details with our institute.

Just letting you guys know what the downloading experience was for us as users is all so that if something can be fixed or whatever, you guys are aware. Not a problem as a whole, still got all of the files quickly.

PS. This post is not out of frustration or criticism, it is just what the experience was like for future reference. Thanks again for your continued hard work!
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