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Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:15 am

The Evolve OS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Evolve OS Beta 1.1. This release focused on stability and bringing the core systems up to scratch. Please note that as this is an update to Evolve OS Beta 1 (Quality Cycle), changes that are intended for beta2 will not be present (such as UEFI support). Also note Evolve OS is only available as a 64-bit system.

CORE CHANGES

Evolve OS has had several core parts updated, including, but not limited to:
Linux kernel 3.19.1
GCC 4.9.2
Clang/LLVM 3.5.0
systemd 218
Many Evolve OS packages are now being built with Clang by default, and as such we have begun to reduce the overall footprint of the system. A live booted Evolve OS Beta 1.1 (via USB) will use around 185-190MB of RAM idle on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and boots in 2.318s on an Intel NUC (D54250WYK) installation.

ISSUES RESOLVED

Unfortunately with our last ISO some users were unable to boot due to a conflict regarding USB3. This has since been resolved, and is a result of the xhci module split in Linux 3.18. As such we have rigorously tested all recent ISOs in a variety of boot configurations, and we are now 100% confident that Evolve OS boots on USB3.
Many bugs present within the Budgie Desktop itself have also been resolved, such as clean log outs. Performance and stability issues have been addressed across the board, and changes for usability too. Users will now notice they are no longer required to enter any passwords on the Evolve OS Beta 1.1 image, which will make simple tasks such as connecting to the WiFi, simple again. We also have full multimedia key support within Budgie, as well as many fixes to ensure Qt and Java applications behave in a native and consistent fashion.
Many more packages have entered the repos, and are entering daily. We revamped our build process, and have switched to a YAML based file format (ypkg) to describe package builds, with an overlayfs-powered chroot builder to greatly speed up our development processes. During this Quality Cycle the repository has seen over 300 commits in a concerted effort to stabilise and improve our core system.
Users please note that the Evolve OS Software Center is currently in its infancy. LibreOffice is available, and VLC is preinstalled with full codec support. The re-categorisation of the software center will make many hidden packages visible, but this will come throughout the week via updates. Simply typing “libreoffice” into the search bar of Evolve OS Software Center will reveal these packages.
Graphical issues suffered on some Intel chipsets have also been resolved through updates to the graphics driver, and as such resolve visual artefacts often seen with window shadows.

ISSUES REMAINING

Firefox (36.0.1) is known to crash on certain systems when opening a new tab. This is currently being worked on and an update will be issued during the week.
The installer has no accessible shortcut directly on the Budgie Panel. For now you may search for “install os” in the Budgie Menu (invoke it using the “Window key”)

OBTAINING EVOLVE OS

Evolve OS is distribute as an “ISO” file. This is a raw disc image that can either be burned to a CD or DVD, and then booted like any other system. It is also installable, but we caution you that this is a beta system, thus not best suited for production environments. Optical media is much slower than USB drives, as such we recommend you write the image to one of these instead. Evolve OS is incompatible with unetbootin, so we would advise you to use Rufus on Windows, or if you are comfortable using Linux already, dd. Various solutions for Linux exist, please check with your own distribution first for their recommended method that peforms an image write, and not a file copy/extract.
Now visit our Download page to grab your copy of Evolve OS. We hope you enjoy, and look forward to your feedback! Use the community links at the top of this webpage to contact us either by IRC, or through our forums.

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks, everything works great.

Gr. Evertson

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:26 pm

Just one question : how can i put icons into the panel?

Thanks,

Evertson, Veghel, NL.

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:45 pm

Right click a running application icon, click Pin to panel =)
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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:46 pm

I am now able to boot up the Beta 1.1 iso live from USB thumb drive.

Tried a few things, which seemed ok except Firefox crashing when you open a new tab (which you already know).

I didn't try installing it though.

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:02 pm

Thanks ufee. Really everything works perfectly. Even libre office is very, very fast. Thanks for all your work. And apologizes for any language mistakes.

Gr. Evertson, Veghel, NL.

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:05 pm

No problem :) Just as a word of caution - too many firefox-deaths will freeze the live session
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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:27 pm

Thanks for your reply. Google Chrome is my favorite. So.... No problems. Thanks again for your wonderfull work. Is it possible to donate something to make your work a bit more easy. Again apologizes for any language mistakes.

Gr. Evertson, Veghel, NL

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:34 pm

Perhaps € 10 for a very big pint. Good for thought. :D :D

Gr. Evertson, Veghel, NL

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Re: Beta 1.1!!

Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:16 pm

after 2 hours of cursing got finally a usb stick ready that could install on hd. Ikey, dd sucks. Why can't you get it work on unetbootin ??? Never encountered problems there.
The system is running faster than ever. Congrats.
Using firefox got the known isue , but alter deleting the .Mozilla and reinstalling Firefox and synchronizing to my Firefox profile,
I don't have the isue anymore of crashing opening on another tab.
I hope you'll find a way soon to fix the persistence of multiple screens, so i don't have to modifie the settings anymore each time i start the computer
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