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Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby lxnay » Fri Oct 02, 2009 17:17

Press Release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 5.o GNOME and KDE

After a tremendous, though work, Sabayon5 is eventually here with a joint release of GNOME and KDE editions. Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out of the box experience, outstanding Desktop performance, clean and beauty. Sabayon 5.o (five-point-ooh!) will catch you, anything that could have been compiled, has been compiled, anything cool that could have been implemented or updated, it's there: you will find outstanding amount of new applications and features, like XBMC 9.04.1 (formerly known as Xbox Media Center), KDE 4.3.1, GNOME 2.26, E17, Linux kernel 2.6.31 and so forth.
So, come on, go catch it, it's half a DVD away from you!

Before Installing, Please run the Update Installer button within the Installer for last minute fixes


    Distribution Features (based on Entropy Branch 5):
  • Less than 2GB size (1.6GB for Sabayon5 GNOME x86)
  • Based on new GCC 4.4.1 and Glibc 2.10
  • Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.31
  • Providing extra Server-optimized and OpenVZ-enabled kernels in repositories
  • Installer now available in multiple languages
  • Complete Ext4 filesystem support (used by default)
  • Complete Encrypted filesystems support (via dmcrypt, available in the Installer)
  • Featuring X.Org 7.5 and up-to-date FLOSS, NVIDIA, AMD video drivers
  • Containing GNOME 2.26 (2.28 ready) and KDE 4.3.1
  • Outstanding 3D Desktop applications (Compiz, Compiz Fusion and KWin) working out of the box
  • Bringing Entropy Framework (Package Manager) 0.99.3
  • Shipped with OpenOffice 3.1 productivity suite, Multimedia applications
  • Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC
  • Shipped with World of Goo Demo - best 2D game ever!
  • Sexiest Skin ever! (Ian Whyman rocks)
  • Ready for Sabayon 6 (someday!)

Requirements
Minimum requirements:
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, AMD K6-2, Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM
- 9 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader
Optimal requirements:
- a Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better)
- 1024Mb RAM
- 20 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 3D GPU (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA) (esp. for XBMC)
- a DVD reader

Resources for Sabayon Linux 5.o GNOME and KDE:
Kernel Configuration:
- Sabayon 5.o x86 kernel config
- Sabayon 5.o amd64 kernel config
Packages list:
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o GNOME Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o GNOME Packages

Download sources
Our Mirrors Page:
- http://www.sabayon.org/download
Bittorrent:
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o KDE Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o KDE Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.o GNOME Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.o GNOME Torrent Download

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby mdmarmer » Fri Oct 02, 2009 18:26

Great work ! Thanks so much !

Do you recommend upgrade or new install for existing users ??

Mike
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby slackx » Fri Oct 02, 2009 19:38

after long waiting ....
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby farfnarf » Fri Oct 02, 2009 20:42

I await their answer to you, mdmarmer. I am running 4.2, quite happily I might add. Wondering
if I need to start over. Hope not!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby joost » Fri Oct 02, 2009 20:51

You can migrate to branch 5 without reinstalling or downloading the DVD.

* Get latest entropy version first
* equo hop 5
* equo update
* equo upgrade

Remember that KDE 3.x is NOT supported anymore. If you have KDE3.x and other KDE3.x depending programs install I recommend to either do a clean Sabayon 5 install, or keep using Sabayon 4.

Remember that we will keep branch 4 in shape with security in mind.

We are planning to keep-alive Branch 5 allot longer. We will stop adding updates to it constantly but instead use the sabayon limbo repository for daily updates. This is a TESTING repository. So it can be a bit rough.

When we create 5.1, all packages from the Limbo repository will go into the mainline repository and become available for everybody. SO yeah that would mean a HUGE patch day. ANd after it you are 5.1 .
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== Only AFTER a successful migration or a fresh Install
=======================================================================================================
If you don't have a problem with daily updates and are a bit more advanced in Linux in general you can add this to /etc/entropy/repositories.conf

Code: Select all
repository|sabayon-limbo|Sabayon Linux Limbo Repository|http://svn.sabayonlinux.org/entropy|http://svn.sabayonlinux.org/entropy#bz2


^^ this is 1 line.

//edit: Do not combine migration with the limbo, TESTING, repository! I hope its clear now?
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby emilio » Fri Oct 02, 2009 22:09

great news!

the lighthouse to see this event
http://www.comune.schio.vi.it/a_15_IT_31325_1.html

I immediately download the SL5

to do honor to the great work of the team of Sabayon

thanks Fabio
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby wolfden » Fri Oct 02, 2009 23:26

joost wrote:You can migrate to branch 5 without reinstalling or downloading the DVD.

* Get latest entropy version first
* equo hop 5
* equo update
* equo upgrade

Remember that KDE 3.x is NOT supported anymore. If you have KDE3.x and other KDE3.x depending programs install I recommend to either do a clean Sabayon 5 install, or keep using Sabayon 4.

Remember that we will keep branch 4 in shape with security in mind.

We are planning to keep-alive Branch 5 allot longer. We will stop adding updates to it constantly but instead use the sabayon limbo repository for daily updates. This is a TESTING repository. So it can be a bit rough.

When we create 5.1, all packages from the Limbo repository will go into the mainline repository and become available for everybody. SO yeah that would mean a HUGE patch day. ANd after it you are 5.1 .

If you don't have a problem with daily updates and are a bit more advanced in Linux in general you can add this to /etc/entropy/repositories.conf

Code: Select all
repository|sabayon-limbo|Sabayon Linux Limbo Repository|http://svn.sabayonlinux.org/entropy|http://svn.sabayonlinux.org/entropy#bz2



^^ this is 1 line.


added to wiki http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... ng_Entropy
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby wolfden » Fri Oct 02, 2009 23:30

mdmarmer wrote:Great work ! Thanks so much !

Do you recommend upgrade or new install for existing users ??

Mike


You're asking a preference question, whatever works for you. I thought the upgrade feature was no longer in the installer.

Regardless, with any operating system, upgrades are not recommended, back up, fresh install. You can also use entropy as stated already. See http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... g_Branches

Which way you choose and works best for you, is the best way.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby farfnarf » Sat Oct 03, 2009 0:33

WARNING!! DO NOT USE THAT CODE AS POSTED!!

Nightmare! I have lost all files and now have no operating system on the hard drive
where Sabayon 4.2 was! I am posting using Vista hard drive.

I ran the code and waited for two hours as "upgrade" was going on. The results are
a system that won't boot up or allow me to log in on a shell screen. I must now
install another linux on that hard drive. NO MORE SABAYON. Losing my files is
too much! Luckily I backed up the files I need for work.

Good luck. BE CAREFUL!!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby wolfden » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:22

farfnarf wrote:WARNING!! DO NOT USE THAT CODE AS POSTED!!

Nightmare! I have lost all files and now have no operating system on the hard drive
where Sabayon 4.2 was! I am posting using Vista hard drive.

I ran the code and waited for two hours as "upgrade" was going on. The results are
a system that won't boot up or allow me to log in on a shell screen. I must now
install another linux on that hard drive. NO MORE SABAYON. Losing my files is
too much! Luckily I backed up the files I need for work.

Good luck. BE CAREFUL!!



what on earth are you talking about? what code?
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