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!
Tuesday, December 21. 2010
Thursday, November 11. 2010
Results of Grml developer meeting ... Posted by Michael Prokop in events at 02:20
The hackathon for next Grml release took place on 4th and 5th november 2010 in the fantastic hackerspace Metalab in Vienna/Austria.
Some highlights of this amazing event:
Find more details about the meeting in the Minutes of the Grml Developer Meeting 2010.
Tuesday, October 12. 2010
New Grml developer: Christian ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 12:43
Sunday, September 5. 2010
Announce: Expected downtime of ... Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 20:26
Due to a server migration at our provider the grml.org website and a few services will experience an expected downtime, from:9th of september 2010, 22:00 CEST / 20:00 UTC
until:10th of september 2010, 9:00 CEST / 7:00 UTC
The affected services will be:
Please note that mails sent to any grml.org mailaddress will be delayed.
Not affected are the grml user mailinglist and the following services:
Please notice that a mirror of the main website grml.org is available at http://grml.deb.at/grml-www/ and a mirror of the repository (http://deb.grml.org/) is available athttp://debian.netcologne.de/www.grml.org/deb.grml.org/.
Sunday, September 5. 2010
Kernel 2.6.35-grml available Posted by Michael Prokop in kernel at 10:24
Thanks to excellent work by Gebi the squashfs-lzma issue for the new kernel could be solved. Now I'm proud to be able to announce a full-featured kernel 2.6.35-grml which is available from the Grml grml-testing repository.
grml-live 0.11.0 is available as well, featuring support for kernel 2.6.35-grml. The new squashfs-lzma patches in kernel 2.6.35 aren't using the openwrt style format any longer but instead use the official on disk layout from mainline. That's why a new squashfs-tools package is required to properly support kernel 2.6.35-grml. This package is available as squashfs-lzma-tools4. All you've to do to get a kernel 2.6.35-grml based live system is upgrading to grml-live >=0.11.0, install squashfs-lzma-tools4 and grml-live will take care of the rest automatically for you. For further details regarding the current state of squashfs-lzma in Grml please have a look at the official grml-live documentation.
BTW: The current daily ISOs feature the new kernel version already, so give it a shot while it's hot! :)