we are proud to release the first beta of the upcoming maintenance release of Gödel.
This release provides all the latest packages currently waiting in [testing]. It means, new xorg and libglvnd, new kernel and a lot of new packages (see announcement “TODO”).
The main goal of the ISO is to provide an updated backup of chakra “just in case” something goes wrong after the move of testing into stable. Catalyst support has been removed, only the opensource driver can be used for AMD cards. For Nvidia is still possible to boot with proprietary drivers as usual.
This release is not just a maintenance ISO, but for the first time it is automatically generated. Thanks to gitlab-ci is now possible for our devs to spin new ISO on request using only a browser. This approach has enormous advantages, for instance we can always build a release in a clean environment making the final ISO more reliable and automate the release process.
Moreover, we want to release new ISO more often and gitlab continuous integration is one piece of the puzzle which makes this possible. We have also defined a new ISO release model (TODO, link) that will define the next milestones.
All issues related to the ISO must be opened on gitlab
To get the current status of the 2017.10 release you can look at the milestone status page.
You also will see a different nomenclature for the testing ISO. For instance the beta release name:
- chakra-2017.09: is the release year + month, for development releases contains also the day
- 02a2e91d: is the git commit hash, with that is possible to retrieve the stages passed in the pipeline for that specific commit
The proposed final release date is October 8th.
- 29 September - Beta 1 released << Download here >>