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, 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.

Written by Og Maciel. Posted in release

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