Apr
05

Scheduled Systems Downtime Over

Our scheduled systems downtime for this past weekend is now over and all affected systems are back online! Thank you all who worked so hard to get us up and running, namely:

Mar
31

Scheduled Systems Downtime: April 1st – 3rd, 2011

Hi folks!

Just wanted to let you all know that we will have to shutdown some systems in our infrastructure over the weekend in order to allow them to be moved to a new location. During the weekend of April 1st – 3rd, 2011 the following systems will be down and unaccessible:

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and I thank you all for your cooperation and understanding.

Og Maciel on behalf of Foresight Linux

Mar
27

Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.0

Foresight is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling release schedule that always keeps your desktop up to date; a revolutionary package manager, Conary; the latest GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environment and an innovative set of excellent, up to date software applications.

We hope you enjoy using Foresight as much as we do. Because your distro should be cool!

Foresight Linux 2.5.0 Release Notes

  1. What’s new
    1. GNOME 2.32.1, KDE 4.6.1 and Xfce 4.8
    2. Kernel 2.6.35.11
    3. Tons of new applications and improvements
  2. Downloading and Installing
  3. Filing Issues and Bugs
  4. Getting Help
  5. Contribute to Foresight Linux
  6. More information
  7. Credits

What’s new

Foresight 2.5.0 , released March 27th, features the latest stable GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktops, a shiny new kernel, and tons of improvements! This release is for new users as well as for returning users and early adopters! Existing users of our previous 2.1.1. release will be able to update their systems in the following 2 weeks!

GNOME, KDE and Xfce

Foresight features the latest stable versions of GNOME, KDE and Xfce!

  • GNOME is a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME’s focus is ease of use, stability and first-class internationalisation and accessibility support.
  • KDE is dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.
  • Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

Kernel 2.6.35.11

Foresight also includes the polished and refined Long Term Support 2.6.35.11 Linux kernel. If new and shiny is more your thing, you will be pleased to learn that the newly minted Linux kernel 2.6.38 is currently undergoing shakedown tests by Foresight’s bravest and is slated to become available as a drop-in upgrade in the coming weeks for the adventurous kind!

Tons of new applications and improvements

Foresight brings to you a vast and cool selection of awesome applications to give you and your desktop that little something extra that will make your friends sit up and take notice! We’re proud to ship the very latest and greatest Chromium and Firefox web browsers, Banshee, F-Spot, Openshot, Hotot, Pidgin, Gimp, and many more great applications for your delight!

Downloading and Installing

Downloads are available at our downloads page, where you’ll be able to choose from our GNOME, KDE and Xfce images for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Filing Issues and Bugs

Please report any issues or bugs you encounter while using Foresight 2.5.0. Foresight’s issue tracker, JIRA, is available at https://issues.foresightlinux.org.

Getting Help

Help is available in many forms, and you can choose what you’re most comfortable with.

  • IRC: Visit the Foresight IRC channel, #foresight on Freenode, and ask questions. We have one of the most friendly IRC channels you’ll come across with everyone from users to developers reaching out to help answer questions.
  • Forums: Our forums continue to grow, and are a good source of information to check if a specific problem or question has come up before.
  • Wiki: Documentation on the wiki is growing on a daily basis, with updates often to the Frequently Asked Questions and other how-to’s to get you going with Foresight Linux.
  • Mailing Lists:
    • General List: Subscribe or view archives at http://lists.rpath.org/mailman/listinfo/foresight-distro

Contribute to Foresight Linux

Foresight Linux has a vibrant and friendly community, ready to assist any level of user. Participation is also welcome and encouraged! There are several different ways to engage with the Foresight community:

  1. You can find us in #foresight on chat.freenode.net. Foresight users can click the X-Chat GNOME icon in Applications -> Internet menu to access IRC
  2. Contribute to the Foresight Wiki
  3. Package and maintain software. Visit the Developer Wiki at http://wiki.foresightlinux.com/confluence/display/DEV/Foresight+Linux+Development for more information

More Information

You can find more information about Foresight on our website at http://www.foresightlinux.org.

If you’re new to using Foresight, please check out the Getting Started with Foresight User Guide. Click on System -> User Guide. The User Guide contains information on installing software, adding MP3 and DVD support, and an overview of commonly used applications.

Ask live questions in IRC on the Freenode network in the #foresight channel.

Credits

Thanks to the entire Foresight Linux crew all the developers and users who contributed to and helped test this release.

Thank you for using Foresight. Because your distro should be cool!

Mar
23

Splash Screen Winner

The winner of our Splash Screen design “contest” is Fred Vinícius, designer and illustrator for FredDesign! His winning design can be seen during the boot process for the upcoming Foresight Linux 2.5.0 Release.

Winning Design

Winning Design

On behalf of the entire Foresight Linux crew I would like to congratulate Fred Vinícius and thank everyone who submitted their art work!

Mar
08

Foresight Linux 2.5.0 Release Candidate Galore

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Foresight 2.5.0 RC! This time, we have updated images for GNOME, Xfce and KDE! Things are shaping up quite nicely and thanks to all the feedback we’ve received from our users, we should be releasing our GA images pretty soon!

Well known for being a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, this new release brings you the latest GNOME 2.32, KDE 4.6.0, Xfce 4.8, a newer Linux kernel 2.6.35.11, Xorg-Server 1.8, Conary 2.2.13 and a ton of updated applications!

The following images are available for download right now:

Foresight GNOME:

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86-dvd1.iso Size: 1.72 GB
SHA1: e3f2ff5ae3fc455e6bf2fc9cbcb2a8719ae66c30

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86_64-dvd1.iso Size: 1.88 GB
SHA1: 346d053e8cd8476e08967603d7e0d29000440c7c

Foresight KDE:

  • Foresight Linux KDE Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86-dvd1.iso Size: 1.89 GB
SHA1: bf4bcb99d8ce3c1389b99eae968ebf86e34270e6

  • Foresight Linux KDE Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86_64-dvd1.iso Size: 2.11 GB
SHA1: c435607e40d9f3e4aa83eb5f6072a5816004ad12

Foresight Xfce:

  • Foresight Linux Xfce Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86-dvd1.isoSize: 1.27 GB
SHA1: 931be41b19a4ef1d5b96b66c341b32b0fa3b63ad

  • Foresight Linux Xfce Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86_64-dvd1.iso Size: 1.48 GB
SHA1: fbd5e1899e54a5ad76249c74ba3be6856f3ca5e2

For Developers (Devel Label):

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86-dvd1.iso Size: 2.23 GB
SHA1: 9f5b548c8c31b3fddfc7d4a9e19fb9eeffdc6701

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: foresight-2.4.99+rc1+2011.03.07-x86_64-dvd1.iso Size: 2.42 GB
SHA1: f93a9fc18acde88ae299e40cf0a013d0010e8010

Obviously, if you’re already running Foresight Linux 2.5.0 ALPHA2, simply update your system from the command line: sudo conary updateall

The following issues were resolved since our previous release:

  • FL-2699 GEDA electronic design automation tool suite
  • FL-2695 Epson Artisan printers no longer supported
  • FL-2722 man can’t display quotes
  • FL-2723 cURL doesn’t work with HTTPS unless you use –insecure
  • FL-2268 Build giostreamsink plugin into gst-plugins-base
  • FL-2114 Fuppes (upnp and transcoding for xbox/ps3/…)
  • FL-1303 zim
  • FL-1762 emesene-extra-themes:source
  • FL-2702 Synapsy crash
  • FL-1766 zsnes:source
  • FL-2166 Update Spring engine
  • FL-2596 ath9k_htc: Firmware – ar9271.fw not found, TL-WN722N usb wireless stick
  • FL-2710 Update virtualbox-ose to latest available (from 3.2.8 to 4.0.4)
  • FL-2452 logwatch (conary.rpath.com) and dmraid(fl:2-devel) conflict on ISO install
  • FL-2668 X won’t start in some install
  • FL-2709 gdb segfaults immediately upon starting a debugged program
  • FL-2703 gnome-mount options no longer honored
  • FL-2692 openshot complete broken!!!
  • FL-2697 add rtorrent and deps to group-os/world
  • FL-1901 jdownloader

Please report any issues or bugs you encounter while using Foresight 2.5.0 RC. Foresight’s issue tracker, FITS, is available at https://issues.foresightlinux.org.

Thanks to all the developers and users who contributed to and helped test this release.

Thank you for using Foresight. Because your distro should be cool.

Feb
02

Foresight Linux 2.5.0 ALPHA 2 GNOME Edition Release Notes

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Foresight 2.5.0 ALPHA 2 GNOME Edition!

Once again, this alpha release is from our QA branch, and is intended mostly to receive feedback on brand new installs from end-users, specially in relation to the overall behavior of X.org on first boot!

Well known for being a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, this new release brings you the latest GNOME 2.32 release, a newer Linux kernel 2.6.35.10, Xorg-Server 1.8, Conary 2.2 and a ton of updated applications!

The following images are available for download right now:

For End Users (QA Label):

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42837&urlType=0
Size: 1.68 GB
SHA1: 9068e94a0c6552409ae46893e2d32bbfedc0b442

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42834&urlType=0
Size: 1.86 GB
SHA1: f8fe9c020f97b114d9f543f427caa498c0f407ac

Obviously, if you’re already running Foresight Linux 2.5.0 ALPHA1, simply update your system from the command line: sudo conary updateall

The following issues were resolved since our previous release:

  • FL-2693  Turn off DRM from faad2
  • FL-2690  git send-email has missing dependencies
  • FL-2689  telepathy-butterfly gime segmentfault to login to msn
  • FL-2684  sendmail-cf doesn’t appear to be in groups
  • FL-2679  the url http://foresightlinux.org is not working
  • FL-2666  get wiki up
  • FL-2667  update the userguide (not closed yet)
  • FL-2668  X won’t start in some install (not closed yet)
  • FL-2670  Choose a new Splash Screen (not closed yet)

Please report any issues or bugs you encounter while using Foresight 2.5.0 ALPHA 2. Foresight’s issue tracker, FITS, is available at https://issues.foresightlinux.org.

Thanks to all the developers and users who contributed to and helped test this release.

Thank you for using Foresight. Because your distro should be cool.

Jan
19

Splash Screen Submissions

A while back I had asked people to submit their art work for a new splash screen to be included in the upcoming Foresight 2.5.0 release. So far we have received submissions from 2 very talented artists and we’re now in the process of choosing one.

Fred Vinícius from FredDesign sent us the following sample:

From Screenshots

Mike Heitzke from Isotope 11 sent us the following samples:

From Screenshots
From Screenshots

So, what do you guys think? Please send us your positive comments and feedback and help us choose the art that will make into the 2.5 release!

Jan
16

Foresight Linux 2.5.0 ALPHA 1 GNOME Edition Release Notes

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Foresight 2.5.0 ALPHA 1 GNOME Edition!

This alpha release, is from our QA branch, and is intended mostly to receive feedback on brand new installs from end-users!

Well known for being a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, this new release brings you the latest GNOME 2.32 release, a newer Linux kernel 2.6.35.10, Xorg-Server 1.8, Conary 2.2 and a ton of updated applications!

Localized screenshot of Foresight Linux

Localized screenshot of Foresight Linux

The following images are available for download right now:

For End Users (QA Label):

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42755&urlType=0
Size: 1.68 GB
SHA1: 27cdeb87b82fb653f36725ddcca0c1ef292f20b9

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42767&urlType=0
Size: 1.86 GB
SHA1: b845276b35f5fd8f68ef017f3c348f3ef9d9dd89

For Power Users (Development Label):

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42770&urlType=0
Size: 1.68 GB
SHA1: 53f96867199bdf081e87462aaf4a3d1fb11101eb

  • Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42758&urlType=0
Size: 1.86 GB
SHA1: 2d4832cb599d08cd5680c5b0a9f7e9b0a85e15d0

For Developer Users (Development Label):

  • Foresight Linux DEVELOPER GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42764&urlType=0
Size: 2.19 GB
SHA1: 27cdeb87b82fb653f36725ddcca0c1ef292f20b9

  • Foresight Linux DEVELOPER GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86_64:

URL: https://www.rpath.org/downloadImage?fileId=42761&urlType=0
Size: 2.40 GB
SHA1: 78487b46a26704d8076370cd83d4560a55ef27c1

Please report any issues or bugs you encounter while using Foresight 2.5.0 ALPHA 1. Foresight’s issue tracker, FITS, is available at https://issues.foresightlinux.org.

Thanks to all the developers and users who contributed to and helped test this release.

Thank you for using Foresight. Because your distro should be cool.

Dec
16

Looking For a Graphic Designer

The Foresight Linux team is looking for a good graphic designer to help them with a splash screen!

Foresight Linux, a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software” is now gearing for a major release with all the latest and greatest applications out there!

Would you like to see your art work distributed and displayed whenever someone boots Foresight Linux? If so, please drop me a line for more information!

May
25

Week 19 – 2010

New/updated Games in gameway.rpath.org@fl:2
widelands
alienarena
vdrift

New/updated applications in fl:2-devel
iwlwifi-3945-ucode to close #FL-2451
nvidia to close #FL-2453 and #FL-2454
wine updated 1.1.44
django-ratings updated to git repo
nted updated 1.10.6
open-vm-tools updated 2010.03.20
kvm-kernel updated 2.6.33.3
mkinitrd updated 6.0.93
amaya 11.3.1
Xorg updated 7.5 xorg-server 1.8.0
transmission updated 1.93