The team behind Sabayon is excited to present you the latest release: Sabayon 18.05.
Sabayon is a modern and easy to use distribution based on Gentoo, which follows a reliable rolling release model.
Originally we planned to release it last December, but then an update with GCC on Gentoo profiles made us rebuild almost all packages.
Please read on or download your flavour :-)
In general, the release is a new snapshot so that after fresh install you have less updates, but there is more: it has been worked out, tested, improved, fixed and discussed, all within the small but active team of voluteers that work on this distribution, so that you can get it, install it and enjoy it!
Development is open, so if you want to have a look at what has been done in detail, it’s right there; you can find the link in the Download section below.
With this release, we are in the process of dropping support for Qt4, which reached its end of life in december 2015 (!)
Due to changes in its policy, we had to take down or Vagrant image. We still have a Docker profile though.
From now on, stable releases will offer only LTS Kernel.
We are already planning what to do for the next stable release (which hopefully happens this year!). For example, we would like to stick to one display manager greeter across all our flavours. Other plans include: replacing the Anaconda installer with Calamares, releasing several improvements to Entropy, the package manager…
If you are interested or want to contribute, talk to us!
Daniele “geaaru” Rondina joined the Sabayon Development Team.
All ISOs are 64bit only.