By andy - Posted on October 23rd, 2009
Last night we passed the 900 package mark and are now fast approaching 1000 (which we'll have a special announcement for). This is partly due to reorganizing of the repo to make it easier to manage and the help of "stormos-repo-scripts", which have been developed to make maintaining a local repo as easy and as painless as possible.
Since the changes to the repo are quite... massive, I'm going to delay syncing until I have a new ISO ready and everything is all backed up.
By andy - Posted on October 19th, 2009
I installed a really neat drupal plugin to integrate the mailing list with peoples drupal profiles, problem is that while it looks nice it doesn't actually work.
So from now on the module will be disabled and instead there will be a link in the main navigation directly to mailman. Everyone that sent a subscription request will get signed up.
Sorry about that everyone.
By andy - Posted on October 12th, 2009
There has been a lot of talk about the StormOS installer which is basically the Nexenta Core Platform 2 installer with a few modifications. Most of this talk has about how slow (which has been fixed) it is and user unfriendly (which has not been fixed) it is.
For a server its fine but it's not for the desktop, so we have a few options the way I see it.
By andy - Posted on October 6th, 2009
Lately I've been getting a lot of emails from people asking about StormOS...
I don't mind answering peoples questions about StormOS (in fact I enjoy it) but since a lot of these questions are the same and the information in them could be useful to others I think they could be somewhere better than my inbox.
Please: If you have a question or some useful information post it on the forums or mailing list so everyone can see it and not just me.
By andy - Posted on October 3rd, 2009
Most of GNOME 2.26 works quite well and in many respects better than Xfce4.6 with the exception of the policykit stuff which is on the TODO list.
By andy - Posted on September 14th, 2009
The next version of StormOS is making great progress. So far:
- Xorg from Jaunty has been backported and works great and there are also more graphics drivers than before (xserver-xorg-video-all now actually installs!)
- Alien has been hacked to better support OpenSolaris packages and can now install VirtualBox Guest additions (mouse pointer integration + video driver is working)
- Xfce has been updated to 4.6
- GNOME 2.26 is work in progress
- Finally switched from libnspr4 to libnspr4-0d
- D-Bus is now working properly
By andy - Posted on July 30th, 2009
Maintaining StormOS has become a very time consuming and error prone process, so in an attempt to fix this I am giving multistrap (created by emdebian) a try.
By andy - Posted on July 6th, 2009
StormOS Hail Beta 2 is now ready for download here.
Main features of this release:
- Updated packages
- Faster installer that installs in around 5 mins
- Better VM support, now works in 32-bit VirtualBox and VMware
- Live CD + Install CD are now part of a single ISO
- Bug fixes all 'round
- Live Session wont work in VMware but it will work fine once installed
- Still have GNOME icon in GDM theme
By andy - Posted on June 28th, 2009
I seem to be building at least an ISO a day, so why don't I let people play with these? Daily StormOS Hail Beta 2 builds will be available here until it's ready for a proper release.
By andy - Posted on June 17th, 2009
The much requested StormOS Hail Beta Live CD is now out and available from the download page so you can test your hardware support and play around with StormOS without installing it.
Now its time to focus on what's ahead for Hail Beta 2... and getting to Gran Canaria Desktop Summit.