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Special Release: Sabayon 16.06 for ARM

Dear users,


I'm glad to announce the new Sabayon 16.06 RaspberryPi image. This month you can enjoy the new Media Center release which features Kodi optimized for the Raspberry Pi model 2 and 3.


To celebrate that, we also upgraded the Base image, which comes now with the latest packages from the repositories.
The image comes out of the box with the latest 4.4.y kernel and with the rpi-update
The Media Center image is working as-is Out-of-the-Box and will also perform auto-upgrades automatically on your behalf. And if your TV is modern enough, you can control Kodi also from your TV remote (yay!).


The image on boot will automatically connect to the network, and you can ssh with the following credentials:


username: sabayon password: sabayon


The user is already sudo enabled, but the root user is also available:


username: root password: root


The credentials are valid for both the MediaCenter and Base editions. You can use nmtui, the command line utility for NetworkManager to manage the network connections, included wifi.


You can download the image from our mirrors, you can find it under the iso/monthly/ directory:



Or you can use the italian mirror (which already have the image available):



To write the image to the sdcard, you can just use xzcat:


xzcat Sabayon_Linux_16.06_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz > /dev/mmcblk0


or you can uncompress and use dd:


unxz Sabayon_Linux_16.06_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz
dd if=Sabayon_Linux_16.06_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img of=/dev/mmcblk0


Of course replace /dev/mmcblk0 with your device, and the image name with the one you picked up.


Apart from what you may expect, we won't release amd64 images this month: we have been slowed down by recent upstream bumps that broke our Calamares Installer, making a sucessfully installation an operation mostly impossible. Also because of that, we are thinking to change the release schedule, and provide stable and fixed in time releases. Don't worry! This does not mean that we will stop building daily images, we will never do that!  We are just considering the idea of slowing down our release model (maybe every two months) to give you the best experience and give us the ability to test the new features and enhancements.


Many thanks to Joost (joost_op), Ben (optiz0r) and of course Fabio (lxnay) for testing and for their support thru the development of the RPi image, and Tom Ruis for the illustration on the top of the article (available in the full size here and here )!  Nothing of that would have been possible without you and our community!


We have already ~2000 packages in the ARMhfp repository, including Docker already cutted for ARM boards (yay!), GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and bunch of packages you might find interesting.
ROS framework - The robotics framework, Cacti, Kodi, LAMP stack, just to name a few that are already available on the main repository!
For package requests, head over our bugzilla.
If you appreciate our efforts towards the ARM architecture, please consider to donate us either hardware or money to buy it!


Enjoy,
Ettore Di Giacinto (mudler)

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ARM meet Sabayon, Sabayon meet ARM.

We are  glad to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon ARM (hfp) for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.  

This is our first step towards ARM support, the package release scheduling will be different from our amd64 variant. Updates will be on a period of 6 months, except for security or special updates.

The image comes out of the box with the latest 4.4.y kernel and with the rpi-update tool that can be used to update kernel and firmware.

The Username/Password is sabayon:sabayon, and sudo is already set-up.  Just flash the image with dd, and attach it to a network (it will gets an ip automatically from your network).

The OS is set to automatically boot and start eth0 and sshd (so you can connect to it via ssh).

The images will be soon available on all the Sabayon mirrors. For now you can download it from the official TOP-IX italian mirror:

http://mirror.it.sabayon.org/iso/monthly/Sabayon_Linux_16_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz

http://mirror.it.sabayon.org/iso/monthly/Sabayon_Linux_16_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz.md5

you can however browse our mirror list the image could be found under the iso/monthly/ directory.

To write the image to the sdcard, you can just use xzcat:

xzcat Sabayon_Linux_16_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz > /dev/mmcblk0

or you can uncompress and use dd:

unxz Sabayon_Linux_16_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img.xz

dd if=Sabayon_Linux_16_armv7l_RPi_Base_8GB.img of=/dev/mmcblk0

We have already ~2000 packages in the ARMhfp repository, including Docker already cutted for ARM boards (yay!), GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and bunch of packages you might find interesting.

ROS framework - The robotics framework, Cacti, Kodi, LAMP stack, just to name a few that are already available on the main repository!

 For package requests, head over our bugzilla.

If you appreciate our efforts towards the ARM architecture, please consider to donate us either hardware or money to buy it!

Enjoy!

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Latest Monthly Release: Sabayon 16.05

Sabayon 16.05 is a modern and easy to use Linux distributionbased on Gentoo, following an extreme, yet reliable, rolling release model.

This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by ourbuild servers containing the latest and greatest collection of softwareavailable in the Entropy repositories.
The ChangeLog files related to this release are availableon our mirrors.

The list of packages included in each Sabayon flavor is available inside*.pkglist" files. Our team is always busy packaging the latest andgreatest stuff. If you want to have a look at what's inside ourrepositories, just go to our packages website.

Please read on to know where to find the images and their torrentfiles on our mirrors.

Changes

This is a minor release: contains bugfixes and enhancements to the Sabayon distribution.
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 16.05.

Kernel 4.5

We ship by default the latest 4.5 Linux kernel now!

Sabayon Community Repositories is up!

Sabayon Community Repositories (SCR) is a collection of repositories available to Sabayon users that could be enabled/removed from the system by using enman -- our layman equivalent. While SCR content is not as stable as main repos (and we put a lot of warnings in the website for this reason) it is now easier and faster than ever before to get bleeding edge packages not available in the official repositories.

Users can search packages in the SCR website, including step-by-step instructions for enabling the necessary repositories and installing..

More information on how to use SCR is available in the wiki page (under construction). Meanwhile we are currently working on the project documentation: Guidelines and Bylaws can be found on the scr-docs Github repository. More information is also available here

Here are some packages already available in the SCR community repository(just to name a few): app-editors/sublime-text, app-emulation/genymotion, app-emulation/shashlik-bin, app-misc/neofetch, app-text/cherrytree, net-im/telegram-bin, x11-misc/mugshot and x11-terms/altyo

Development and Contributing

From a developer point of view, - feel free to skip that if you don't need to build your packages - the approach is more easier:  we are using building specifications files that describes what the repository should contain (and how to make that possible). The awesome side of this is that the entire infrastructure and the repository as well are replicable everytime. In our wiki there is a page regarding on how to setup the infrastructure (the same we use on the Build Server) in your local machine, enabling you to locally-build repositories without having to care about setting up a chroot! just put in a configuration file the relevants bits and you are done!

SCR: Package requests

If you want a package to be added in the SCR repositories, feel free to open a bug request in the specific section of our Bugzilla: be sure to specify if the ebuild is available in layman if you want it to get done faster.

SCR: Chef Developer elected

It's my pleasure to announce that Ben "optiz0r" Roberts is joining the SCR Dev team as SCR Developer Chef. You can read the entire announcement here

ARM

We released the tech preview for RaspberryPi2, and you can download it here, meanwhile the tree is getting in shape and we are setting up the infra to build images also for other devices, for more informations, read here. Udoo and Odroid are the next in the queue.

We actually rented an ARM server for that purpose since we are going to fully support the ARM hfp architecture in that way you can use Sabayon on your favorite boards!
If you want help us, please take in consideration making a donation.

Future plans

Website makeover

We are preparing the new website for Sabayon, stay tuned!

As you can see we are always busy to give you the Sabayon experience in your box. We have a lot of exciting updates in the pipeline for the next releases!

Release information

Here will follow generic information about the available releases, along with the current state of Sabayon.

Available releases

As for now we offer 64bit images only.
But you are free to choose between the wonderful minimalism of GNOME, the eyecandy of KDE or the old fart called Xfce. If you are the kind of person who just needs Fluxbox/Openbox/whatever else, just get the Minimal image and you won’t be hit by the “OMG candies” bloat that is in the other images.

Docker

We now offer official docker releases as well. You can find them in our official docker profile.
There also is a Docker image available to build Sabayon packages as well, without the need to have all the tools required in your existing machine.

Vagrant images

We couldn’t ship just docker images of course. You can find a barebone Sabayon image in the VagrantCloud (now called Atlas). Deploying a Sabayon image now can be even more easier:

vagrant init Sabayon/spinbase-amd64; vagrant up --provider virtualbox

Sabayon Server Edition

The Server Edition is just perfect for those who want to run this distro as a pure server. The installer is still Calamares (just GUI install as for now), but running on a adhoc instance of X, that consequentially bloats the ISO size, but after install all the additional components requested by Calamares are removed from the system. We now also service you with Vagrant images.

Binary vs Source Package Manager

It’s up to you whether turn a newly Sabayon installation into a geeky Gentoo ~arch system or just camp on the lazy side and enjoy the power of our binary, dumbed down Applications Manager (a.k.a. Rigo). With Sabayon you are really in control of your system the way you really want. Read the wiki page if you plan mixing the two package managers.

Native NVIDIA and AMD GPU drivers support

All our releases natively support the latest and greatest GPU hardware from NVIDIA and AMD through their proprietary drivers. Whether you want to enjoy your Linux rig for gaming or video playback, you can. For AMD hardware though, we default to the Open Source implementation for the supported cards. Make sure to pass “nomodeset” to the boot command line to force the proprietary drivers to be used instead: head over the wiki for more details.

LTSI Linux Kernels offered

We are tracking the 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.18, 4.1 and 4.4 Long Term Stable Linux kernels, offering (almost) same-day updates to them. If you are using Sabayon in a server environment, you surely welcome this. However, if you’re using Sabayon on your laptop, desktop workstation, switching between kernels or just moving to a new version has become a no-brainer operation through Rigo: just go to the preferences menu, select the kernel menu (LTS and regular kernels are listed in separate menus), pick a kernel and click “Install”. Rigo will take care of updating external modules in a reliable and safe way on your behalf.

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Sabayon 15.10 press release

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Image: an ancient hen-foot print found on Mars (Mars Photo credit to NASA)

Sabayon 15.10 is a modern and easy to use Linux distribution based on Gentoo, following an extreme, yet reliable, rolling release model.
This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories.
The Change log files related to this release are available on our mirrors.
The list of packages included in each Sabayon flavor is available inside*.pkglist files. Our team is always busy packaging the latest and greatest stuff. If you want to have a look at what’s inside our repositories, just go to our packages website.
Please read on to know where to find the images and their torrent files on our mirrors.

Long life to new and shiny Calamares!

As already pre-announced we switched the default installer. Anaconda served us well, but we decided to embrace the community-baked Calamares, the Distribution-independent installer! If you don’t know it, checkout their website. Also if it is young and some features are missing, it is lighter and bug-less wrt our old installer.

Plasma 5

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KDE releases now ships by default the new Plasma 5. Yes, you heard it well!

saba15.10

Steam Big Picture and MCE mode gone ( for now )

Since we had to put much effort in making a working release with Calamares and along with other new packages, we had to ditch Steam Big Picture mode and Media Center installation options. Yeah, we are sorry about that: but this is just a sad story that we hope to fix soon.

Docker

We now offer official docker releases as well. You can find them in our official docker profile.
There also is a Docker image available to build Sabayon packages as well, without the need to have all the tools required in your existing machine.

Future plans

You know that our habits are a bit evil-ish. We have a lot of stuff in the pipeline, just to spoiler a bit: you soon again should see a Sabayon Server Edition and hopefully also an ARM release.

Available releases

As for now we offer 64bit images only.
But you are free to choose between the wonderful minimalism of GNOME, the eyecandy of KDE or the old fart called Xfce. If you are the kind of person who just needs Fluxbox/Openbox/whatever else, just get the Minimal image and you won’t be hit by the “OMG candies” bloat that is in the other images.

Binary vs Source Package Manager

It’s up to you whether turn a newly Sabayon installation into a geeky Gentoo ~arch system or just camp on the lazy side and enjoy the power of our binary, dumbed down Applications Manager (a.k.a. Rigo). With Sabayon you are really in control of your system the way you really want. Read the wiki page if you plan mixing the two package managers.

Native NVIDIA and AMD GPU drivers support

All our releases natively support the latest and greatest GPU hardware from NVIDIA and AMD through their proprietary drivers. Whether you want to enjoy your Linux rig for gaming or video playback, you can. For AMD hardware though, we default to the Open Source implementation for the supported cards. Make sure to pass “nomodeset” to the boot command line to force the proprietary drivers to be used instead: head over the wiki for more details.

LTSI Linux Kernels, 3.10, 3.12 offered

We are now tracking the 3.10, 3.12, 3.14 Long Term Stable Linux kernels, offering (almost) same-day updates to them. If you are using Sabayon in a server environment, you surely welcome this. However, if you’re using Sabayon on your laptop, desktop workstation, switching between kernels or just moving to a new version has become a no-brainer operation through Rigo: just go to the preferences menu, select the kernel menu (LTS and regular kernels are listed in separate menus), pick a kernel and click “Install”. Rigo will take care of updating external modules in a reliable and safe way on your behalf.

Links

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Sabayon Linux development in 2015

In case you didn’t notice, last months some major changes have been made to the Sabayon Linux project. Most are pure technical changes in the project management that the end users will never notice. Here is a short log.

Docker based images

These are forked directly from a Gentoo stage3 docker image. The result is a very clean chroot that is even closer to Gentoo. Our docker pulls in the stage3, adds Sabayon overlay, installs Entropy to a point where it can run. Then it checks the Portage database to list what packages are installed and replaces them with the packages from Entropy. (Ain’t that cool?). Now we can keep our minimal chroot current and easy make changes whenever we want. The docker base image is then being “squashed” so we can feed it as an image to our Molecule™ script that will build our iso images for us.

With this move we also made the creation of spins more accessible to developers! Go fork us!

MATE spin

The MATE spin will be brought back as an “official” spin.

Artwork

The Sabayon artwork is now completely modular. Whoever wants to create his own spin (or distro based on Entropy) can now simply fork these artwork ebuilds and package them in their own Entropy™ repository.

Installer

We replaced Anaconda installer with Calamares. Many users complained about buggy Anaconda and the Calamares project was designed for distro’s like Sabayon Linux. At the moment Calamares still lacks some features, like disk-encryption, but we expect them to be implemented sooner or later. Obviously Calamares is fully theme-able and all the artwork is in a separate artwork package. The installer configuration is shipped with the app-misc/calamares-sabayon-base-modules package.

https://calamares.io/

Plasma desktop 5

Not officially supported yet but you can now add a community repository and install it.

New developers

Ettore Di Giacinto and Francesco Ferro joined the Sabayon Linux development team.

ARM

We are planning to bring back ARM support.

So as you can see we’ve been busy little bees getting all this done.

You can find us here:

https://www.sabayon.org/

https://github.com/Sabayon

https://hub.docker.com/r/sabayon/

https://plus.google.com/communities/111215969224831918857

https://www.facebook.com/groups/36125411841/

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