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[Gnoppix-user] Gnoppix 0.8

From: Andreas Mueller
Subject: [Gnoppix-user] Gnoppix 0.8
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 22:30:53 +0200

Gnoppix NEWS
Sun Jul 15 2004

The Gnoppix Project is pleased to announce Gnoppix 0.8
Gnoppix is a free operating system, with the gnome desktop
environment, features cryptographic software, is compatible
with the FHS v2.2 and supports software developed for the LSB.
Gnoppix 0.8-Series comes with Gnome 2.6 and Kernel 2.6.7
C++ 3.4, egroupware, Openoffice, see filelist for details.
A full Mono Develop environment is also included. Now we
have a nice GUI Installation tool, you can install Gnoppix
with 7 clicks to your Harddisk. Gnoppix comes with 23
bootable languages.

Download from Master-Server:

MD5: 1c740256436c3d8449e32cd109dfcb23 gnoppix_0.8.iso



* now using kernel 2.6.7, with cloop v2 and translucency
* fixed strange bugs in the installed version #9822 and #9843
* fixed /dev/cdrom|mouse|scanner|modem nodes
* fixed knoppix-locale
* updated Mozilla 1.7.2
* added Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.3
* added base devicenodes (now also in mmaker)
* added a cool gfxboot,boot splash themes( thx to Nicolas )
* /etc/environment is now exported by default in profile/bashrc/bash_profile
* small fix for mount_module
* added back alsa stuff
* partially rebuilt from scratch using mmaker, includes hwsetup/hwdata of May Knoppixrelease (still using Knoppix' sysvinit though)
* added squashfs patch for loading squashfs-compressed main/minimodules
* added zisofs support
* added Firefox 0.9.3
* fixed #bug 9898 About system displays
* added plain iso-built main/minimodule loading for easier debugging
* autoreboot after mainmodule returns (debug=on to revert to old behaviour)
* locale-generating only when necessary
* merging of knoppix-autoconfig, mkxf86config changes
* /etc/apt is now no longer overwritten
* languages now in separate file (knoppix-locales), added couple
* Fixed setting of UTC by default (added different /etc/adjtime)
* GRUB non-floppy emulation used
* added pcmcica hotplug scripts
* added new ddcxinfo-knoppix
* hopefully fixed NVidia minimod
* automounting of /mnt partitions (not sure this patch worked...)
* hostname= bootoptio
* added firebird
* fixed monodevelop
* updated: hwdetection
* added xfonts-base-transcoded thx to Harold Bower
* close [bugs #8358] Include GRAMPS
* added Gnopernicus by userrequest.
* added Trom, remaster gui for Gnoppix
* updated to gnome 2.6.2
* upgraded 196 packages see package.list
* added another splashscreen [bugs #9793]
* fixed a problem with ssh host keys
* added missing fttools and depends
* added mono .NET develop environment
* updated kernel to 2.4.25 + fixes, added forcedeth
* added cloop 2.0, backwards-compatibility for mounting cloop v1
modules (and squashfs, if it's in the kernel)
* fixed problems with keyboarlayouts
* using separate mount_module script, can be found in /usr/sbin
* nvidia now resides in it's own minimodule, can be removed
* added fix for usbbooting
* fixed most problems with sound, now we use alsa
* fixed nvidia, translucency slightly. Applied translucency patch
for apt-get
* fixed mkpersistanthome-loading
* fixed problems with browsers
* fixed bootsplash progressbar
* added latest hwdata
* new alsa lkm, bumped cloop and translucency to enable 64 modules
& layers
* added grub, replaces syslinux, submenus for various extra
options and lang, default is now .us
* more languages.
* fixed a problem with openoffice, unconfigured
* fixed a problem with shoutdown,reboot
* added usbboot options to grub menu, boot.img
singleoverlay is default, root directory is
'writeable' too.
* fixed a problem with terminal
* fixed installer, yap it works now

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