Tuesday, May 29. 2012
Grml - new stable release 2012.05 ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 09:52
We just released Grml 2012.05 - Ponyhof.
Thanks for all the feedback we received for our 2011.12 release, we took it serious and hope that everyone finds 2012.05 such a wonderful release as we consider it to be.
There were some changes between 2012.05-rc1 and the new stable release. The most important ones are:
As you might notice the grml-small flavour came back. So it's two flavours (grml-full + grml-small) and two architectures (x86 + amd64) now. The grml96 option - which provides the x86 and the amd64 version on one single ISO (grml96 = grml32 + grml64) - is available for your service as well.
We want to thank all the people involved in this magnificent and awesome release. The Grml Developers, our Contributors and all the other people involved in this release.
Thursday, May 17. 2012
We are proud to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming version 2012.05, code-named 'Ponyhof'!
For detailed information about the changes between 2011.12 and 2012.05 have a look at the official release announcement.
Several tools that have been reported to be missing on the downsized 2011.12 release have been re-added. This release also brings the grml-small flavour back to life.
Please test the ISOs and everything you usually use and report back, so we can complete the stable release soon. If no major problems come up, the next iteration will be the stable release, which is scheduled for end of May.
Wednesday, May 16. 2012
New Grml developer: Evgeni Golov Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 09:48
We're proud to be able to announce that Evgeni 'Zhenech' Golov joined the Grml team as developer. Welcome in the team, Evgeni!
Thursday, February 23. 2012
Grml featured in Linux User 03/2012 Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 13:23
Tuesday, January 17. 2012
Recently two Grml developers sadly left our development team. Christian Hofstaedtler and Gerfried Fuchs, we wish you all the best - thanks for all your work within the Grml community!
Now you might be wondering how you could become a Grml developer. We're happy to announce grml.github.com, a place which should get interested people ready to contribute without much headaches. Please help us making Grml an even better kick ass solution!
Monday, December 12. 2011
First Release candidate of Grml ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 13:48
We are proud to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming version 2011.12, code-named "Knecht Rootrecht"!
For detailed information about the changes between 2011.05 and 2011.12 have a look at the official release announcement .
This release brings a downsizing and cleanup: one flavour, two architectures. The new, smaller flavour has a 350MB ISO size target, while still delivering over 1.1GB of open source software relevant for system administrators!
Give it a try and download grml 2011.12-rc and report back to us.
Please test the ISOs and everything you usually use and report back, so we can complete the stable release soon. If no major problems come up, the next iteration will be the stable release, which is scheduled for end of December.
Sunday, May 29. 2011
Grml - new stable release 2011.05 ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 23:26
Grml 2011.05 with codename "Just Mari", available in flavours grml, grml-medium and grml-small and all of them as 32bit and 64bit version has been released. The official release announcements providing all the relevant news are available at grml.org/changelogs/README-grml-2011.05. Issues regarding the releases can be found in the grml-wiki. Grab the ISOs from grml.org/download/.
Friday, April 1. 2011
We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity.
Canterbury will be as technologically simple as Arch, as stable as Debian, malleable as Gentoo, have a solid Live framework as Grml, and be as open minded as openSUSE.
Joining the the Canterbury Project Arch Linux developer Pierre Schmitz explained: "Arch Linux has always been about keeping its technology as simple as possible. Combining efforts into one single distribution will dramatically reduce complexity for developers, users and of course upstream projects. Canterbury will be the next evolutionary step of Linux distributions."
Gerfried Fuchs, who gave a talk about Debian at last year's openSUSE conference, said "While DEX (Debian Derivatives Exchange) might have been a good idea in principle, its point of view is too limited. We need to reach out further for true success."
Robin H. Johnson, lead of the Gentoo Infrastructure team, in a panel of core Gentoo developers at SCALE9x: "I really hate compiling-induced downtime. I've been looking forward to installing packages with just a couple of keystrokes. By building on the efforts of other successful distributions, we can take the drudgery out of system maintenance."
Michael Prokop, founder of the Grml live CD, can be quoted on the effort that "we managed to create a universal live build framework with grml-live. Our vision was always that it will be universally usable to further the spreading of Free Software."
Last year's openSUSE conference had the topic of "Collaboration Across Borders". Klaas Freitag, a respected member of the community, mentioned that "the conference motto was set intentional and actually this is what I had in mind as a positive outcome for the conference."
Please be notified that this announce is just the starting point, the necessary changes will happen in the upcoming days. You can use the #cbproject hashtag to give us your feedback on twitter or identi.ca.
Friday, March 18. 2011
daily.grml.org includes ISOs for the upcoming Debian release with codename "wheezy" (being Debian/testing nowadays). All daily ISOs starting with 18th of march also provide the brand new kernel 2.6.38-grml.
The workflow for grml-live distribution to the build server has been improved as well: once a day, right before the daily ISOs are being built, the build server automatically builds a Debian package based on the git tree of grml-live. This means all changes to grml-live.git end up on the daily ISOs on the next day without any manual intervention. The autobuilt packages are available at http://amd64.grml.org/grml-live-daily/.
Thursday, March 17. 2011
Kernel 2.6.38-grml available Posted by Michael Prokop in kernel at 22:13
Only two days after Linus released Kernel 2.6.38 we already have it in the grml-testing repository! Besides the usual AUFS support it also features mainline's squashfs XZ support, meaning no extra squashfs patch needed anymore to get support for LZMA (now known as XZ). Our build tool grml-live(8) already supports this kernel version and uses XZ compression with squashfs-tools >=1:4.2-1 by default.
Please note: If you want to use current grml-live version (>=0.13.1) with older kernel versions than 2.6.38 don't forget to point SQUASHFS_BINARY to the according mksquashfs binary and set SQUASHFS_OPTIONS accordingly. If you want to build older versions without any hassles you can still use old grml-live versions of course (as provided and shipped with each Grml release).
Bottom line, XZ support in mainline (kernel >=2.6.38 and squashfs-tools >=4.2) will provide a better upgrade cycle for grml-live and the grml environment.
Friday, March 11. 2011
Results of Grml user survey 2011 ... Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 10:02
The results of the Grml user survey are available. Thanks to everyone taking part in our survey!
Wednesday, March 9. 2011
Grml in c't extra Netzwerke 01/2011 Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 14:35
Thursday, March 3. 2011
Grml in DELUG edition of Linux ... Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 11:01
Saturday, January 8. 2011
Grml User Survey 2011: Help make ... Posted by Michael Prokop in links at 00:54
Friday, December 31. 2010
We just released the new stable version 2010.12 with Codename 'Gebrüder Grml', available as all the different flavours: grml, grml64, grml-medium, grml64-medium, grml-small and grml64-small. The new features and changes are documented in the official release notes. You can download the ISO(s) from grml.org/download.
Happy new year from the Grml team!