Exactly 11 months after the previous one, the next version of the Arch Hurd livecd has been released! It will become available as the mirrors sync over the next few hours.
Notable changes since i686-core-2010-09-17:
- Many updated packages
- Dropped tcp_wrappers
- Some bugfixes and tweaks to the installer (see the git log)
- Updated livecd initscripts (see the git log)
Additionally, in unrelated news, there is now a new mirror in France, carcosa.barrucadu.co.uk.
As Arch Linux has dropped tcp_wrappers, we are following suit. Only a few Arch Hurd packages use it, and those which do have new versions in [testing] without tcp_wrappers support. This transition will be completed over the next day or two.
We are happy to announce that DDE has been successfully packaged for Arch Hurd! This means that we now have the ability to compile drivers from Linux 2.6 for the Hurd.
If you want to run DDE now for your network card, the wiki should help - feel free to update it!
After much discussion, we, the Arch Hurd developers, feel that, due to the success of Arch Hurd, a remix focussed on netbook users is in the best interests of our community. We reviewed the typical usage of netbooks today and feel that despite our lack of wireless, sound and SATA (amongst other things) the superior design of the Hurd is worth the small hindrance that some of our users may experience.
A graphical LiveCD, featuring GNOME 3.14-1, will be released shortly.
After packaging some indispensable desktop applications, Calimero is starting a graphical livecd using the Hurd. Note that this is not an official Arch Hurd LiveCD, rather a project Calimero is doing by himself.
The final goal is to do as much as his livecd which uses arch linux.
The first development iso is available here.
After some time with not much news, many things are moving, notably the tmpfs translator is now fixed in the hurd package of testing.
Arch Hurd is back in action !