Sunday, September 24. 2006
new grml-develrelease: 0.8-2 Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 18:11
Hurray, we have a new develrelease! grml 0.8-2 is available for beta-testers and grml-developers.
Quoting the main changelog:
* Features brand new kernel 2.6.18-grml Notice: the fglrx and nvidia modules are available at http://dufo.tugraz.at/~prokop/grml-kernel/2.6.18-grml/ Notice2: not all modules are available yet; the missing ones are: reiser4 (not yet in kernel), acx100, adp94xx, bcm5700, dazuko, drbd8, lufs, nozomi, spca5xx, qc-usb, sl-modem, thinkpad, truecrypt * grml2hd checks whether you're installing to something like /dev/hdb3 and if /dev/[sh]da are harddisks, the lilo-dialog provides the possibility to install lilo into MBR of /dev/[sh]da instead of /dev/hdb3 or /dev/hdb. (Thanks for idea and code-base goes to Alexander Bernauer!) * Unicode support! http://blog.grml.org/archives/185-basic-unicode-support-for-grml.html What does this mean? You can use something like 'grml lang=at-utf8' to set environment variable for unicode. Just use "lang=$YOURLANGUAGE-utf8" to use this feature. The script grml-setlang allows to configure environment variables through /etc/default/locale. (Some more documentation will be available as soon as I upload the packages to the grml-repos.) * Split grml-etc into grml-etc-core: this provides the possibility to use grml-etc-core (which ships only some core config files for zsh, vim,...) on *plain* Debian (stable/testing/unstable) systems without interference. * Support truecrypt in our reboot/shutdown scripts (make sure no mapped volumes are left behind). * Check whether a swap partition is in use already and display info message during boot process (instead of an error message). * When running pump finished (which happens in background during bootup) it writes "finished_running_pump" into /etc/network/status/$DEVICE so you/we can check for it. * Bugfixes, improvements in rebuildfstab and other grml-packages... * Fixed the "Booting from external devices (SCSI/USB/Firewire) does not work" issue.
Get it as long as it's fresh and hot! :-)
Saturday, September 23. 2006
basic unicode support for grml Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 22:50
Today I completely rewrote the language stuff in grml-autoconfig. After designing a much more capabable and cleaner system I rewrote the code (e.g. removed the functions config_environment and config_keyboard which are integrated more smoothly in config_language now) and added support for Unicode/UTF-8. Now you just have to boot using 'grml lang=$LANG-utf8' and all the environment stuff is adjusted without any further manual input for you! Thanks to a new shellscript named grml-setlang it's also possible to adjust language related environment variables when booting your harddisk installation. grml-setlang also allows you to *interactive* configure your language stuff on grml. After running lots of tests I couldn't notice any problems so far - the new code should be completely backwards compatible. But I've to do some more regression testing and test X-related stuff before the new packages are going into the grml-repos (including some documentation). Expect to find the new features in the next grml develrelease (and of course in grml 0.9 afterwards ;-)).
Saturday, September 16. 2006
new team-member: Ulrich Dangel Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 15:06
We have a new team-member: Ulrich 'schula' Dangel. Welcome in the team, Ulrich!
Tuesday, September 12. 2006
new develrelease: grml 0.8-1 Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 09:05
* Fixed the issues of grml 0.8 mentioned on http://wiki.grml.org/doku.php?id=grml_0.8 (only the bt-net stuff does not work yet, Gebi is working on it) * /mnt/usb-sd* feature - see Thread "RFC: handling of external usb devices" on grml-user mailinglist for details => http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.grml.user/466/focus=466 * grml-rebuildfstab (that's an shell command now as well, just run'grml-rebuildfstab' to rebuild /etc/fstab!) supports fs-LABELs and UUIDs; rebuilfstab now takes care of /mnt/*-directories as well - see http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.grml.user/466/focus=507 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.grml.user/508 and "man rebuildfstab" for details. Notice: Running "apt-get update ; apt-get install grml-autoconfig \ grml-rebuildfstab grml-scanpartitions udev" should bring you the /mnt/usb-sd* and new fstab features to your harddisk installation of grml. * Removed the bitmap-fonts packages xfonts-100dpi-transcoded and xfonts-75dpi-transcoded. I couldn't notice any font-related problems, if you do notice some please let me know! * Added FreeDOS 1.0 from the Balder project; boot into it using the bootoption 'dos' * Updated the adp94xx scsi kernel module [also in the initrd] (thanks, jimmy) * Extended grml-tips: several new tips regarding mdadm, lvm-stuff,... * Updated packages to debian-pool by 2006-09-11 * New packages (excluding lib*): aria2 ccontrol cdrskin classpath-gtkpeer ddccontrol ddccontrol-db firmware-qlogic iwatch medusa openbsd-inetd python-jaxml python-selinux python-semanage queuegraph reniced smap stealth unionfs-modules-2.6.17-grml wodim xen-utils-common xmms2 xmms2-client-cli xmms2-core xmms2-plugin-alsa xmms2-plugin-id3v2 xmms2-plugin-jack xmms2-plugin-mad xmms2-plugin-vorbis * Removed packages (excluding lib*): jaxml netkit-inetd ppmtofb python2.4-selinux scanerrlog xfonts-100dpi-transcoded xfonts-75dpi-transcoded
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