Subject: [ANNOUNCE] T2 SDE 6.0.0 - "Ready to Go"
Date: Friday 25th August 2006 08:42:50 UTC (over 11 years ago)
Hi all, we are pleased to announce the final 6.0.0 release named "Ready to Go"". It comes with a lot of updated packages (including Xorg 7.0, GCC 4.1.1, KDE 3.5.4, GNOME 2.14.3, and more), including security updates and many improvements! Prebuilt ISO images of the desktop target are available for PowerPC, PowerPC64, SPARC64, x86 and x86-64 at: http://osiris.tfh-berlin.de/mirror/t2/stable/6.0.0/ Please note that we decided to majorly increase the version number from 2.2 to 6.0 to reflect the progress we made over the project we forked of. Please note our update Roadmap at: http://www.t2-project.org/releases/ For more information please check out the full anounncement (see it below). About T2 -------- T2 is not a common Linux distribution - it is a flexible open source System Development Environment, allowing the creation of custom distributions with bleeding edge technology. With T2 you can define targets for various purposes, ranging from embedded Linux systems with a few MB of size over server configurations to a full desktop system featuring X.Org foundation, KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice.Org and many more. Those targets can be compiled for use on the most common architectures: Alpha, ARM, HPPA/HPPA64, IA64, MIPS/MIPS64, PowerPC/PowerPC64, SPARC/SPARC64, SuperH, x86/x86-64 - theoretically any GCC/Linux supported one. You can find more info about T2 at http://www.t2-project.org/about.html, and the supported architectures at http://www.t2-project.org/platforms.html. T2 6.0 Tree (Branch) Overview: ------------------------------ This release includes bug fixes, security fixes, updates and even some improvements to the SDE. Most notable are: * u/dev (and classic /dev support) - no devfs anymore * hotplug++ * fully modular kernel with early userspace to allow booting on any box * created an own set of kernel preconfiguration not relying on the ever changing in-kernel defconfigs allowing more predictable configuration * revisited initrd / initramfs, including all modules available including auto-probing * modular X.Org X11R7 * graphical network frontend * Live CD target * more flexible binary package creation - tar.bz2 as default, not mine/gem * support for PowerPC64 * support for MIPS64 * first production ready SPARC64 support including Sun Niagara T1 * more packages got fixed to honor libdirs, such as lib64 * target postprocessing, no need to build an additional target just for the installer * improved automatic bootloader configuration on the first startup * improved network instalation * thousands of package updates and hundreds of new packages You can find more info about 6.0 at http://www.t2-project.org/releases/6.0.html Getting T2 6.0.0: ----------------- The source tarball of 6.0.0 release can be found at: http://dl.exactcode.de/t2/t2-6.0.0.tar.bz2 or via svn running: svn co http://svn.exactcode.de/t2/tags/6.0.0/ t2-6.0.0 ISO images of desktop T2 for x86, x86-64, powerpc and powerpc64 where created with this release and can be found, as usual at: http://osiris.tfh-berlin.de/mirror/t2/stable/6.0.0/ Important note: we recommend to use 6.0 branch to stay up-to-date with the latest bug-fix and security updates, you can grab it: svn co http://svn.exactcode.de/t2/branches/6.0/ 6.0-branch T2 6.0.0 Highlights: -------------------- Xorg 7.0 GCC 4.1.1 Linux 188.8.131.52 KDE 3.5.4 Gnome 2.14.3 Koffice 1.5.2 Apache 2.2.3 Exim 4.63 Sendmail 8.13.8 Postfix 2.3.2 Mysql 5.0.24 Postgresql 8.1.4 Firefox 184.108.40.206 Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 Seamonkey 1.0.4 Squid 2.6STABLE3 T2 6.0.0 Changes: ----------------- Generated statistics (6.0.0-rc -> 6.0.0): There where 549 changesets with 1052 lines of commit messages. Approximately 430 packages got updates, 92 issues fixed, 430 packages or features added and 32 removed. Arround 14 improvements and 40 security updates have been committed. Commits by contributor: 375 aldas 113 rene 19 amery 18 chris 12 msluis 5 mtr 3 susan 2 sebastian 2 ragnar (This considers which contributors did fixes and merges on 6.0 branch, not necessarily whom originally did the contribution to trunk!) The detailed changelog can be viewed at: http://svn.exactcode.de/ChangeLog-t2 Thanks to every contributer and tester for your contribution, help and pations. Yours Aldas Nabazas and René Rebe on behalf of the T2 Project.