[PLUG] [ANN]Fwd: [advocacy-discuss] BeleniX 0.7.1 update release available

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 00:39:12 PDT 2008


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: S h i v <shivakumar.gn at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [advocacy-discuss] BeleniX 0.7.1 update release available
To: Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group <ug-bosug at opensolaris.org>,
Belenix Discuss <belenix-discuss at opensolaris.org>, BeleniX Development
<belenix-dev at opensolaris.org>, Advocacy Mailing List
<advocacy-discuss at opensolaris.org>,
distribution-discuss at opensolaris.org


The belenix.org website has undergone a sea of changes and provides
nice options to collaborate with each other and communicate
information.
Feel free to register on the belenix.org website, mark your locations
on the map, make use of the forums, use scoopzone, submit
opensolaris/belenix related stories... :)

-Shiv


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:01 AM, S h i v <shivakumar.gn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> The first update to the 0.7 release is now available. Give it a try
> and provide us the feedback.
>
> Download location : http://www.belenix.org/download
> (torrent is not yet available. will be available soon)
>
> Bugs/Feature Requests may be logged at
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=216118
>
> This update brings in the latest development OpenSolaris build 93,
> updates to KDE 3.5.9, firefox 3.0.1, ability to create zones among
> other changes, bugfixes. This release includes the latest Caiman
> installer due to which upgrades from this release will become possible
> going forward.
>
> Complete list of changes:
>
>    * Based on ON Build 93 that has new drivers (like ATIgfx) among other stuff.
>    * Included the rum driver.
>    * Nvidia driver updated to 173.14.05.
>    * OSS updated to 4.0-1016.
>    * Updated Fully Open X bits.
>    * KDE updated to 3.5.9 and some upstream patches removed
>    * Firefox 3.0.1
>    * /sbin/sh is now ksh93.
>    * Sham's RAM based Boot integrated. In Grub screen select more
> options to see that boot option.
>      Install from RAM is possible and is *fast*. See Sham's Blog for
> details (http://blogs.sun.com/sham/entry/belenix_0_7_can_boot).
>    * Caiman Installer updated to current version. Grub boot entries
> for Windows partitions are now automatically added. Detecting Linux
> partitions is a work in progress.
>    * Added PowerTOP.
>    * Added XVM PV drivers to support booting inside domU.
>    * Qt 3.x is now built in both 32Bit and 64Bit versions.
>    * Gtk-Qt3 is fixed to build with proper Solaris build flags so the
> nagging warning about /proc/.../cmdline does not appear.
>    * Updated man pages to new release.
>    * OpenMotif updated to fix some brokenness.
>    * Ability to create zones via ZFS snapshots. See
> http://www.belenix.org/content/How-do-I-create-Zones-BeleniX ?.
>    * Added Single-User Console boot option when booting from harddisk.
>    * Many bugfixes. Fixed Usbdump in livecd mode.
>    * More packages available via get-pkgs utility including various
> multimedia stuff. New pkg.belenix.org repository now online. This is
> Not yet an IPS repository however.
>    * OpenSolaris G11N packages now available in the repository.
>    * Setting is applied during install to trim ZFS ARC to 50% of RAM
> if there is 1GB RAM or less.
>
> Pending Issues
>
>    * Sendmail cribs while booting off harddisk.
>    * BeleniX still does not boot on non-SSE CPUs (to be handled in 0.7.2)
>
>
> Website: www.belenix.org
> Discussion List : belenix-discuss at opensolaris.org
> IRC : #belenix @ freenode.net
>
> best regards
> Shiv
>
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