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

Written by Tomas Forsman. Posted in Newsletter

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Tomas Forsman

32 years old, living in Sweden. Foresight developer, mainly updates/adds applications for Foresight Linux repo.

Comments (3)

  • April 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm |

    …..In order for Foresight Linux to follow development trends more quickly Michael Johnson the founder of rPath and former head of Fedora has proposed switching from rPath Linux to Fedora………… …With a post on the developer s list the has unleashed a rather lively discussion among members of the Foresight community. Id like to propose a radical return to what Foresight has been good at in the past wrote Johnson.

  • November 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm |

    please keep gnome 2 please

    • December 1, 2011 at 9:11 am |

      Still got gnome 2, so still we are keeping it.

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