Jul
18

Changes for wine package

We have been changed how wine is built. From now on, we have wine, wine-mono and wine-gecko.
Possible to only install wine and wine-mono, or wine and wine-gecko.

If you do conary updateall in fl:2-devel label, you will need to install wine-mono and wine-gecko to get those.

May
17

Changed theme

We are proud to announce that we changed theme and made it easier to navigate in the menus.

There are still some minor changes to do, but overall it’s done.

 

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