May
16

The future is here

Foresight uses conary, that makes it different from all other Linux distributions out there. Rolling updates and easy to rollback system to a earlier stage.

Also read more about our different environments:

GNOME
KDE
Lxde
Xfce

May
16

GNOME

Currently we are still using GNOME 2.32

A popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME’s focus is ease of use, stability, and first-class internationalization and accessibility support.

GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as email, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia, and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications.

May
16

Lxde

The “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.

Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments.

 

Installed applications

Cheese
Chromium
Gimp
Mplayer
Libreoffice
Medit
Pidgin
Pragha
pcmanfm
Skype
Thunderbird
Transmission
Simple burn

 

Installations and more information is available here: http://www.foresightlinux.se/wiki-en/index.php?title=Lxde

May
15

Foresight Linux Newsletter – Issue 03 2011

Editor’s Note

The new Foresight Newsletter header is created by mmesantos1 from the webpage: http://www.linuxscreenshotsforum.com Thanks again.

LinuxUser magazine from germany shipped Foresight Linux DVD last month. Can also read their newspaper online from this link (pdf file, written in germany).

Jesse been working on a bot for irc. To be able to show issues easily. Read more here.

XFCE 4.8 is available with all bug fix releases of individual components.

Development

Open Office is now replaced by Libre Office, current version 3.4.1.3. Firefox and thunderbird 5 are in. New indicator stack are in.

Some other popoular applications that are in:

Chromium 12.0.742.121
Wine 1.3.24
Xnoise 0.1.26
mpd 0.16.3
Nvidia 280.04 (beta, to get rid of huge bug in stable)

Wiki

Todo………

Foresighters

Foresight review:

http://almostconnecticut.net/linuxismylife/2011/05/foresight-linux-xfce-and-me/ + Rollback fun

http://all-tech-thoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/foresight-linux-review.html

http://www.muylinux.com/2011/03/28/foresight-linux-2-5-0-la-rolling-release-inteligente/ (spanish language)

 

Foresight XFCE screenshots:

http://almostconnecticut.net/linuxismylife/foresight-screenshot/

 

Council Meetings

Info about council meetings

Community News

A number of new members have officially joined the Foresight community due to their outstanding contributions to Foresight.
For more information on becoming a Foresight member, see this page on the Foresight Wiki.

Join the Foresight Community

Foresight users and developers are active on a number of different social networking sites.

  • Share your musical tastes and favorite artists with other Foresight users in the Foresight group on Last.fm. Banshee, Foresight’s default music manager, has built in support for Last.fm.
  • Follow a few Foresight developers every waking moment via Twitter or via identi.ca.
  • Share pictures of your Foresight Linux desktop at the Foresight Linux Flickr group.
  • Join the Foresight Linux group on Facebook.
  • Add Planet Foresight Linux to your bookmarks or favorite feed reader, such as Liferea, to read blog updates from Foresight Developers.
  • Join us at internet relay chat (irc). The Foresight Linux channels are hosted by the Freenode IRC network. #foresight

Contribute to the Foresight Linux Newsletter

Have a package or piece of software you want to share in the newsletter? Send it in! We are always looking for more writers or contributors, and building the newsletter is a collaborative process using the Foresight Linux Newsletter wiki. We are also looking for volunteers to interview people in the Foresight and GNOME communities, links to news articles on the web or in print regarding Foresight Linux, and all the other content that makes up the newsletter.

Have thoughts or comments on the newsletter? Email tforsman@foresightlinux.se and your letter may be published in the next issue!

Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.org

Apr
04

Foresight Linux Newsletter – Issue 02 2012

Editor’s Note

Need to start thanking all users for the kind words for previous newsletter and all good feedback for wiki page.
Users are asking what kind of environment we are using in Foresight, We are still using GNOME 2, openbox and xfce.

We will add some focus on games for upcoming weeks in this wiki and in gameway repo. We’ll keep gameway page updated for newly added games.

Thanks to masashi, we managed to get in Lxde into Foresight. Needed a reminder about getting it in to Foresight.

And thank you all that are following us on Google+. We currently have 192 followers, more than we hoped for in this stage.

Development

Soon python 2.7 will be available in Foresight Linux.

Lxde has been added into Foresight Linux. That page will be updated soon with more information and how the groups are setup, so you can easily skip applications you don’t want to have installed.

Lxde.png
 

We are working to get some new iso for you to download for gnome, xfce and lxde. But they are not done yet.

We are currently testing Xfce 4.10pre1, hopefully it’s stable enough to get into Foresight. Final release of 4.10 comes April 28th, 2012.

Added/Updated Packages

Picked out a few random packages that been updated during February/March month.

Blastbits 0.4
Chromium 18.0.1025.148
Conary 2.3.12
Ffmpeg 0.10.0
Gnome-pie 0.5.1
Kernel 3.2.13
Legit
Lives 1.6.1
Tomboy 1.9.8
Transmission 2.5.0
Vlc 2.0.1
Wine 1.5.1
+ alot of codecs has been updated
+ alot more, this versions are available in @fl:2-devel label.

 

Added/Updated Games

Opengoo
Minetest
0ad
Flightgear
Xonotic
Megaglest
Frogatto

 

Latest ISO

Foresight GNOME

Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.2 x86:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86-dvd1.iso
Size: 2.71 GB
SHA1: 76ac5bcca7b9d7c7f1a2605747097bc581f154e4

Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.2 x86_64:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86_64-dvd1.iso
Size: 2.23 GB
SHA1: ae5606dac3622d1c58d9b0f033b31d6facc8a195

 

Foresight XFCE

Foresight Linux Xfce Edition 2.5.2 x86:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86-dvd1.iso
Size: 1.242 GB
SHA1: df018a5dcfbe31d188964cce055a6bd706b5f490

Foresight Linux Xfce Edition 2.5.2 x86_64:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86_64-dvd1.iso
Size: 1.46 GB
SHA1: ef568076bc5693f7b33ecc0379ab5ac381c54bce

 

For Developers GNOME (Devel Label)

Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.2 x86:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86-dvd1.iso
Size: 2.53 GB
SHA1: 2ba6f4ee1a19b84329788feabc634c556105c874

Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.2 x86_64:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86_64-dvd1.iso
Size: 2.23 GB
SHA1: ae5606dac3622d1c58d9b0f033b31d6facc8a195

 

For Developers XFCE (Devel Label)

Foresight Linux XFCE Edition 2.5.2 x86:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86-dvd1.iso
Size: 1.69 GB
SHA1: 4c17f61eb8e5ce09e9a916d0a6a2a1c3c8ce876e

Foresight Linux XFCE Edition 2.5.2 x86_64:
foresight-2.5.2+2011.12.12-x86_64-dvd1.iso
Size: 1.92 GB
SHA1: 7641af2c7fced78649a9fab853ac1a34866d4848

 

Council Meetings

Last meeting: Concil meeting agenda 20-04-2011

 

Join the Foresight Community

  • Foresight users and developers are active on a number of different social networking sites.
  • Add Planet Foresight Linux to your bookmarks or favorite feed reader, such as Liferea, to read blog updates from Foresight Developers.
  • Join us on internet relay chat (irc). The Foresight Linux channels are hosted by the Freenode IRC network. #foresight
  • Contribute to the Foresight Linux Newsletter
  • Have a package or piece of software you want to share in the newsletter? Send it in! We are always looking for more writers or contributors.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to interview people in the Foresight and GNOME communities, links to news articles on the web or in print regarding Foresight Linux, and all the other content that makes up the newsletter.

Have thoughts or comments on the newsletter? Email tforsman at foresightlinux.org and your letter may be published in the next issue!

Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.org

Swe Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.se

Distrowatch: Foresight Linux

Previous newsletter: Foresight Linux Newsletter – Issue 01 2012

Jan
16

Forum is up and torrent files are available

Forum is up and we started to make it harder for register spam accounts.

Also we have added torrent downloads for gnome 32bit, 64bit and xfce 32bit, 64bit.

 

Dec
26

Forum is currently down

As we all noticed, forum is currently down. We don’t know yet when we manage to get in up again.

So in the meantime, we created at temporary forum that can be used: http://www.foresightlinux.se/en/forum

We hope to get the old forum up as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

 

 

 

 

Apr
28

Want to get involved? Join the web/wiki spring cleaning sprint!

Hey fellow Foresighters!

If you’ve been wanting to get involved with Foresight Linux this is your chance: You are hereby invited to join the FL crew in doing some spring cleaning on our wiki and website. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and have fun with developers, contributors and fellow foresight users.

The sprint kicks off on Friday 2011-04-29 at 1300 UTC.

Just connect to FreeNode IRC and join the #foresight and #foresight-qa channels and talk to ermo or afranke if you have questions or suggestions on how we can improve the content on the wiki and the website.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. The sprint will probably happen over the entire weekend, so if you can’t make it exactly at 1300 UTC friday, don’t worry too much, since chances are that you’ll be able to get in touch with someone anyway.

P.P.S The forum thread is here: http://forum.foresightlinux.org/index.php?topic=1306

Apr
22

Foresight Linux Newsletter – Issue 02 2011

Editor’s Note

Foresight Linux – SE got a facelift, alot easier to find information for our swedish users. Thanks for all feedback.

Last newsletter was mostly to get information about developmet information. This newsletter is little more about system model and updated packages.

Development

System Model

A new update mechanism called “system model” is added. In this model, a file called /etc/conary/system-model describes what should be installed on the system. This file is modified by certain conary update commands, and can also be edited with a text editor. The system model allows a system to be updated relative to a search path that includes groups as well as labels, leading to more coherent sets of updated packages. It also allows re-starting updates with transient failures; the filename /etc/conary/system-model.next is reserved for storing the system target state during an update operation.

The system model mode is intended to become the normal update mode  for Conary-based  systems  in  the  future.   It works by creating a set oftroves that define the system, and then moving the system to that defi‐nition.   It is conceptually similar to building a group into a reposi‐tory  and  then  migrating  to  that  group.   Significant  differencesinclude:
-      In  a  group, all trove references are absolute, but in a model,you can choose whether references are absolute.  Migrating to  aspecific  version  of a group will always move the system to theexact set of packages referenced, but re-applying a system modelwill  update  troves that are not pinned down to a specific ver‐sion.
-      There is no group name for the set of troves.
-      There is no version for the set of troves.  (The version  opera‐tion in a system model does not provide conary versioning.)
-      Path  and  version conflicts are not checked when assembling theset of troves.  (No group policy is run  at  all.)   This  meansthat  path  and  version  conflicts  will  be  found  only whileinstalling the packages.

A system model that installs only a single group will functionsimilar to migrate mode.  The most obvious difference is  that  migratemode  honors  variations  in  byDefault settings in the system database(that is, an optional component of the trove(s) migrated  to  that  hasbeen  installed on the system will still be installed after the migrateoperation finishes), whereas a system model update honors those changesonly if they are represented in the model itself.

Next Foresight Linux iso will have system model enabled as default.
If you want to run it today in Foresight, open Terminal and write this command:

sudo /usr/share/conary/genmodel

PackageKit

PackageKit is soon available as default in Foresight again. read more at: Og Maciel blog

To install it today, open terminal and write: sudo conary update PackageKit gnome-packagekit

GTK3 is now in Foresight Linux, first step against FL3 and Gnome 3.

Upcoming versions

Next release versions will be 2.5.1, 2.6 and 3.0

Updated Packages

Picked out a few random packages that been updated during April month.

Audacious – 2.5.0
Banshee – 2.0.0
Chromium – 10.0.648.205
Emesene – 2.0 (built from git)
Firefox – 4.0
Flash-Player – 10.2.159.1
Hotot – 21-04-2011
Kupfer – v206
Nvidia - 270.41.06
Skype – 2.2.0.25
Transmission – 2.30b3
VLC – 1.1.9
Warsow – 0.61
Wine – 1.1.8

Foresighters

Og Maciel wrote about few applications for Foresight Linux that’s worth looking at.
Fayek wrote also a blog post about few applications that’s worth looking into.
TForsman wrote about SparkleShare.

Worldwide Foresight

Latest review for Foresight Linux:

http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Foresight-Linux-25-and-rPath-X6/

 

Council Meetings

Last meeting: Concil meeting agenda 20-04-2011

Join the Foresight Community

Foresight users and developers are active on a number of different social networking sites.

Contribute to the Foresight Linux Newsletter

Have a package or piece of software you want to share in the newsletter? Send it in! We are always looking for more writers or contributors.

We are also looking for volunteers to interview people in the Foresight and GNOME communities, links to news articles on the web or in print regarding Foresight Linux, and all the other content that makes up the newsletter.

Have thoughts or comments on the newsletter? Email tforsman at foresightlinux.org and your letter may be published in the next issue!

Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.org
Swe Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.se
Distrowatch: Foresight Linux

Apr
07

Foresight Linux Newsletter – Issue 01 2011

Editor’s Note

Time to get Foresight Linux newsletter rolling again. Been a long time since we wrote a newsletter, so we grab some news that’s been announced earlier too. I also hope the newsletter is readable, as im not used to write newsletter and my main language isn’t English.

Development

I wanted to inform anyone who’s currently running Foresight Linux what to expect as far as when GNOME 3.0 will be available via an update. Basically, in order to bring this new release to our Foresight users, the following tasks (in ascending degree of complexity and potential risk to stability and usability) must be tackled:

  1. Update Glib and create a separate Gtk3 package that can co-exist with Gtk2
  2. Update all packages that have a dependency on gobject-introspection
  3. Update packages to use new Gtk3 package, considering that some packages may have duo-binding to Gtk2 and Gtk3
  4. Re-build all GNOME packages as well as anything that has a dependency on Gtk2/Gtk3

The biggest concern right now is breaking our existing KDE and Xfce packages, so will do our best to throughly test the update and migration processes before making GNOME 3.0 available.

Work has also started to bring PackageKit back to Foresight to provide a graphical interface for all your package management needs. The future promises!

Wiki

General documentation

We will try to get more information in here next time.

Foresighters

Frogatto and xbmc is available and easy to install, read more at More bling bling for your new Foresight install

Worldwide Foresight

Latest review for Foresight Linux:

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/04/05/foresight-linux-2-5-review/

Earlier review with video: http://vimeo.com/19858871

Too bad there haven’t been a deep review with conary, and what it actually can do and how great it can be.

 

Council Meetings

Last meeting were 6th April 2011

http://wiki.foresightlinux.org/wiki/display/community/Council+Meeting+2011-04-06

Next meeting isn’t planned yet. (suggested 20, 22 or 25 April)

Community News

Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.0

A number of new members have officially joined the Foresight community due to their outstanding contributions to Foresight.
For more information on becoming a Foresight member, see this page on the Foresight Wiki.

Join the Foresight Community

Foresight users and developers are active on a number of different social networking sites.

  • Share your musical tastes and favorite artists with other Foresight users in the Foresight group on Last.fm. Banshee, Foresight’s default music manager, has built in support for Last.fm.
  • Follow a few Foresight developers every waking moment via Twitter or via identi.ca.
  • Share pictures of your Foresight Linux desktop at the Foresight Linux Flickr group.
  • Join the Foresight Linux group on Facebook.
  • Add Planet Foresight Linux to your bookmarks or favorite feed reader, such as Liferea, to read blog updates from Foresight Developers.
  • Join us at internet relay chat (irc). The Foresight Linux channels are hosted by the Freenode IRC network. #foresight

Contribute to the Foresight Linux Newsletter

Have a package or piece of software you want to share in the newsletter? Send it in! We are always looking for more writers or contributors.

We are also looking for volunteers to interview people in the Foresight and GNOME communities, links to news articles on the web or in print regarding Foresight Linux, and all the other content that makes up the newsletter.

Have thoughts or comments on the newsletter? Email tforsman@foresightlinux.se and your letter may be published in the next issue!

Homepage: http://www.foresightlinux.org