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0.7.2 Gimmick 2006-05-23
0.7.1 Noodle 2006-01-05
0.7 Wombat 2005-01-24
0.6 Widget 2004-03-01
0.5 Nova 2003-07-21
0.4 Dragon 2002-12-18
0.3 Firefly 2002-08-07
0.2 Vega 2002-04-17
0.1 Homer 2002-03-11


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GNOME 2.18 is in testing

GNOME 2.18 has been packaged and is placed into testing. Some packages are still missing, these are left at the 2.16 version we have in extra. These packages will be added later this weekend. Please test this release very careful. I don't expect major issues with this release, as the changes are not as big as the previous version when ...


Testing moved to current/extra

The contents of Testing have been moved to the current and extra repositories today. This means python 2.5, DB 4.5, wxGTK 2.8, PostgreSQL 8.2 and all the packages that have to be updated for these updates have been merged into current and extra. As this move involves many packages which take many megabytes, some mirrors can have problems catching up ...


Newsletter for March 18, 2007

A bunch new devland stuff in this newsletter. Hopefully things are looking up. Current: Archive:


Newsletter for March 04, 2007

Sorry about not updating sooner. Current: Archive:


kernel26mm returns

The mm kernel is now reinstated, and has been moved to the [unstable] repo, which is more appropriate to its bleeding edge nature. A limited selection of compatible external modules is provided, namely nvidia-mm ati-fglrx-mm ipw3945-mm wlan-ng26-mm If there is sufficient demand for other modules, I will try to provide them, subject of course to successful compilation against mm. Contact ...


Voodoo Beta2 ISO release

Hi folks, after one month heavy hacking during the evenings/weekends on archboot. 0.8 Beta2 Isos are available for i686 and x86_64. This time only isolinux is used to avoid non booting cd media. - switched to kernel - to boot the ISO 96 MB RAM are recommended, it breaks somewhere between 80 - 90 MB RAM.   (calculated like ...


Arch64 Unstable Repo

The 'unstable' repository for Arch64 is now live. You can enable unstable in pacman.conf. Currently only xfce-svn is in the repo, but this will be updated soon to include beryl,gaim-svn and other unstable stuff. As always, use unstable at your own risk. Enjoy! - (ganja_guru)


kernel 2.6.20 series went to current

Hi kernel 2.6.20 series entered current repository, thanks to the people who tested it. Latest Changes: - reverted additional framebuffer support - Recent Changes: Upstream Changes Nvidia Users consider this New_Nvidia_Drivers have fun and report bugs thanks greetings tpowa


Newsletter for February 11, 2007

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kernel 2.6.20 hits testing

Hi kernel 2.6.20 series is now in testing, it will be the kernel series for 0.8 release so please test this stuff well before it can go into current repository. Changes: Console framebuffers added: --------- - to use the other framebuffers, disable vesa first in boot manager video=vesa:off - load the correct framebuffer module from MODULES= in rc.conf - Recent ...

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