[SM-Discuss] Release of 0.10.0-test1 ISO
b at juglas.name
Tue Jul 15 17:04:46 EDT 2008
I will try it tomorrow night on my Fedora KVM hypervisor.
So it should let me release a KVM virtual disk of a virtual machine
installed using this new ISO.
I will come on IRC if i have time.
Waiting patiently for the iso.
Bertrand alias bertux
2008/7/15 flux <flux at sourcemage.org>:
> I finally got all the bits working that are absolutely necessary for
> this release. I'm sure that there will still be plenty of bugs, but I
> will need you guys to test the ISO to find them. Then I will squash
> them. With extreme prejudice. Like, with a rock or something.
> The release will most likely happen this evening (EDT). However, I have
> things to clean up, and I will be trying to minimize the size of the ISO
> as well, before releasing. Therefore, it's possible that something will
> come up (like RL) and I will release tomorrow night, but most likely it
> will happen tonight. You may now all grip the edges of your seats.
> Summary of major changes in this ISO:
> * Use of udev in the ISO's bootup initrd (autodetect hardware and
> autoload modules for it). Watch out for this, as it's possible that the
> ISO will detect your hardware and load modules for it, but the installed
> kernel might not (we don't install an initrd for you, at least not yet).
> I tried to ensure that this would not be the case, but I cannot be
> certain. Please test using the ISO kernel and make sure that it boots.
> If you are looking to just have a working system from this and aren't
> interested in helping to test the ISO, then I would just recommend (as
> always) to build a new, fresh kernel for your system rather than relying
> on the one provided on the ISO. This can be done during the install
> phase itself (i.e. from within the ISO) by chrooting into /mnt/root (you
> can just run our chroot script smgl-chroot) and going into
> /usr/src, unpacking the linux sources (bunzip2 linux-2.6.22.tar.bz2),
> creating a symlink (ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.22 /usr/src/linux), and
> then issuing the regular kernel make command series (e.g., make
> menuconfig && make && make modules && make modules_install).
> * The ISO kernel is more modular. I'm hoping that this will resolve
> bug #14495. I need people with corresponding hardware to test this
> * ncurses is now most definitely built with utf-8 enabled, both for
> the ISO and for the system tarball.
> * The linux kernel sources are now included in the system tarball, so
> it should be possible to build a new kernel and/or different kernel
> modules even if you are having trouble getting a network connection.
> This should resolve bug #14405.
> * Various other bugfixes that are more minor/superficial.
> For all bug-hunting, please file bugs against 0.10.0 in the bugzilla
> database (http://bugs.sourcemage.org). It's really much more helpful to
> me if all the bugs are in the same place rather than having to hunt them
> down via scattered emails or IRC logs. Thanks! :-D
> If there are any questions/concerns/problems, I'll be around in IRC as
> usual, or you can email me of course.
> Justin "flux" Boffemmyer
> Cauldron wizard and general mage
> Source Mage GNU/Linux
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