After many tireless hours of hard work, we’ve reached one of our most important milestones yet — we have tagged Release Candidate 1! Images of Adélie Linux 1.0-RC1 will be available within a few days, along with the official release announcement.
This week has seen significant activity related to final preparations for Release Candidate 1.
A. Wilcox (awilfox@) fixed an issue with the
Max Rees (sroracle@) corrected the last of the bashisms in the
abuild utility, fixed issues with the test suite, and added support for new generation tar archives to
The boot scripts used for Adélie CDs and USB images have been reworked to be faster and more correct.
The directory structure of the image creation suite has been rearchitected. Package lists now live in the
packages/ directory, and post-creation scripts live in the
“Kind” support has been added to the
adelie-build-cd script. This allows anyone to easily create different spins of Adélie media with custom package lists and services started on boot.
Bashisms have been removed, and the
adelie-build-cd script has been tested on dash, mksh, and Zsh.
The CD file system layout has been slightly changed: kernels, initial RAM disks, and SquashFS roots all have an architecture name appended. This will allow us to support multiple architectures with a single CD in the future.
KDE Plasma has been updated to the 5.18 Beta. This brings a great deal of improvements and features to the KDE experience.
An issue with xf86-video-ati that caused a crash during startup on some Radeon cards has been fixed.
Zsh now reads its global profile file on login, enabling the use of our
A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated packages, including libarchive, Mesa, and OpenSSH.
Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) updated packages including MATE, Vim, and XFCE. He also added packages for Rofi, an application launcher, and Samurai, a build tool.
A new contributor, Randy McCaskill, added packaging for the ufw firewall.
Berkeley DB, e2fsprogs, and OpenSSH were fixed for 64-bit time support.