Hi everyone! Here is salix xfce 14.0beta1 release. As usual, there are two iso images, one for the 32bit architecture and one for the 64bit architecture. The list of changes since the alpha1 release is huge, so I won't even bother with details. Most importantly the iso is almost complete now. Everything that should be included in it, is there already and it all should be working fine. Although this is a beta release, it is unlikely important bugs went through, so it should be safe to install for everyone. It should be only small fixes until the final release from now on.
One important thing that might change until the final release, is that there is no java runtime environment included in the installation. We are working on openjre/openjdk packages, which may or may not be included in the final iso releases. They will certainly be part of our package repositories though.
Hundreds of packages have been added to our salix 14.0 repositories by now and more are to come. You can read the repository changelogs for more details.
You might notice that the 32-bit iso is a lot bigger than the 64-bit one. That is because the size of the initrd file in the 32-bit release had grown over 32 MBs, which seems to be a limit for initrd files and resulted to the iso not booting. The initrd is bigger in 32-bits compared to the 64-bit one anyway, since there are modules for two kernels in there, the i486 non-smp kernel and the default i686 smp kernel. So I had to split the initrd to two separate ones, one for the i486 non-smp kernel and one for the i686 smp kernel. That leads to a duplication of about 25 MBs of software in the iso, but it is working with no problems anymore.
These iso images are hybrid images, so you can either burn them on CDs, or use dd to transfer them to a USB stick.
Please report any issues you might have with this release, so we can squash any remaining bugs until the final release.Salix Xfce 14.0beta1 (i486, 32-bit):
(size: 668 MB, md5: e320afa6e91ffacb0bb12080cc77b48b)http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
torrent: http://salix.enialis.net/i486/14.0/iso/ ... a1.torrentSalix64 Xfce 14.0beta1 (x86_64, 64-bit):
(size: 627 MB, md5: a984e0dc67af91ac8aadc27da4c50508)http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
torrent: http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/14.0/is ... a1.torrent
Thanks for testing!