[blag-whereto] BLAG 119K Alpha Released

Abdur-Rahman Morgan arm at tearms.org
Fri May 14 15:48:05 UTC 2010


The subject omitted the word Alpha and I just wanted to point that out!

On 05/14/2010 11:42 AM, Abdur-Rahman Morgan wrote:
> Our first Alpha for BLAG 119k has been released. Based on Fedora 12, 
> it represents what our next release 120k will include. This release is 
> a culmination of discussions revolving reviving BLAG. Conversations 
> within our community by veteran blaggers, long-time supporters, new 
> contributors and users who have stood beside the values and principles 
> of the distribution for a long time.
> BLAG is 100% Free Software and this release includes updated packages 
> familiar to most users to get up and running with a stable desktop all 
> on ONE CD.
> BLAG119k by default is a LiveCD. It includes Alexandre Olivia's 
> Freed-ora linux-libre kernels. GNOME, LXDE and Openbox are now 
> available for choices of desktop environments. SELinux is also 
> disabled by default. Returns to this release include blogtk. Additions 
> include Gwibber for microblogging. Traditional packages include 
> abiword, gnumeric and evolution for office. Also included are apt, 
> asunder, audacity, firefox, gftp, gthumb, istanbul, pidgin, rhythmbox, 
> soundconverter, totem, transmission, xchat, xine and more.
> This is an ALPHA (test) release, which is runs very smoothly out of 
> the box. There are some important things to mention. As we are still 
> working on building a repo, the current CD uses Fedora repos for new 
> packages. As of this posting a linux-libre repo has to be added 
> manually updating via yum is recommended. It is possible that 
> installing some packages may install selinux as a dependency, so 
> please add selinux=0 to /etc/grub/ so that changes to the file system 
> do not take place upon reboot if this is the case. We hope these 
> matters to be addressed in the beta.
> Please provide your feedback on the base CD to let us know what you 
> think. There's more work to be done, but this is one of many 
> milestones that we can all celebrate today since it has been sometime 
> since an official release. If you would like to contribute, please 
> read the forum post, "Where can you contribute to the next release of 
> BLAG?"(http://forums.blagblagblag.org/viewtopic.php?t=5078), take 
> sometime to look at the Alpha release and post where you want to make 
> your contributions. Please provide your feedback about the Alpha CD to 
> the post, "Towards an Alpha 
> iso"(http://forums.blagblagblag.org/viewtopic.php?t=5098).
> You can grab the latest CD at
> ftp://blag.fsf.org/119000/en/iso/
> http://tearms.dyndns.org/blag/119000/en/iso/
> The current stable release of BLAG is still 900000 and is the 
> recommended release.
> The alpha release is meant for "testing only" and results may vary.
> "Enjoy the remainder of your day and have fun doing that which brings 
> you happiness!"
> -tearms
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