Thursday, January 7. 2016
Grml's latest stable release as of today still is 2014.11 and folks are poking us about the current state of Grml and upcoming stable releases. Thanks to our daily ISOs available at daily.grml.org more up2date versions are available, though we understand and agree that a new stable release is overdue.
Sadly since quite some time we're stuck with a release stopper, being a regression in udev which is visible only if you do not use systemd. Grml is using file-rc as its init system and while the migration to systemd was on our agenda no one took care of this so far. Support for systemd is work in progress though now. We hope to have a new stable release of Grml available in Q1 of 2016!
tl;dr: Grml is still alive :)
State of Grml in 2017
A new stable release of Grml is long overdue and sadly we didn't manage to release a new stable release in 2016 either. But in Q4 of 2016 we made actual progress with the systemd integration and the according branches should be ready soon for merging t
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Let me take this as an opportunity to say thanks for all the hard work, grml is following me on my body (with the USB stick always at arms length) since many many years, and it has proven to be the single most important tool I have for fixing any kind of breakage or having an impromptu Linux machine anywhere. Please keep up the great work.
#1 Christian Vogel on 2016-01-07 11:08
This is great news! Thanks for maintaining grml! The best rescue system I ever used :-)
#2 A on 2016-01-08 07:18
I'm so pleased to finally hear about another Grml release being talked about. I have a particular penchant for using Grml along with Lua for many things, especially backup/restore, and have noticed a gradual increase in number of glitches associated with newer machines. I run Gentoo as my main system, and part of that is explicitly to avoid systemd, but I'm quite comfortable with a systemd-based live CD/DVD. If you're interested, I can share some scripts (some Lua, some Bash) that I use for USB operations, to partition and install several distros, not just Grml, from the command line (written in Lua, and for a POSIX/Linux environment). However, I'm an old-school computer user, and these scripts are bised towards non-UEFI BIOSes.
#3 grml admirer on 2016-01-10 09:05