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2023-05-03 NEWDevelopment Release: Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre 3.0 Beta 2
Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is a distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. It is built upon 100% free software. The project has published its second beta release for version 3.0 (the previous beta was published about three years ago) which includes several updates and a migration from Python 2 to Python 3. “The performance has been greatly improved compared to -beta1. The hybrid live ISO creation has been enhanced. Now the ISO image includes all software packages to date, the initial screen where you can choose to run the current (full) version of the live system, or where you can install it on hard disk. The packages are located inside the /var/cache/qi/packages directory. It is worth mentioning that the password requirement has been removed. All Dragora tools have been improved, including better messaging and bug fixes in the code. Thanks to all who contributed to this. Dragora now features the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE). Thanks to the developers of TDE for the feedback!. The LLVM compiler (v15.0.7) has been added to this beta, along with the Rust programming language (v1.64.0). As part of version control systems, this beta now includes: fossil-2.20, mercurial-6.4.2, cvs-1.12.13, rcs-5.10.1. The shipped kernel is linux-libre-6.1.23 with a new generic configuration. Also we ship linux-libre-firmware-1.4. GNU Wget2 has been added, version 2.0.1. The Python 2 support has been removed, we provide Python 3.9.16 instead.” Additional details are provided in the project’s release announcement. Download: dragora-3.0-amd64-beta2-dvd.iso (3,792MB, SHA256, signature, pkglist).
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Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is a distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. It is built upon 100% free software. It has a very simple packaging system that allows installing, removing, upgrading and creating packages. Dragora can be an ideal distribution for those who wish to learn how a distribution works on the inside.
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2019-10-19 Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux-libre 3.0 Beta 1
Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is a distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. It is built upon 100% free software. The project has published a new development snapshot, Dragora GNU/Linux-libre 3.0 Beta 1, which follows the 3.0 Alpha 1 that was published nearly two years ago. The new snapshot includes a new system installer, new package hardening using PIE, and Xfce 4.14. “Changes in this version: A new installer for this series has been introduced, it can be invoked from the command line as `dragora-installer’. A new tool (based on dialog(1)) has been introduced to configure the keyboard mapping in the console, it is called `dragora-keymap’. Our simple and friendly package manager has reached version 1.3, which contains minor changes and fixes. It is worth mentioning that Qi now uses `tarlz’ to produce, list packages in parallel. Tarlz uses a simplified and safer variant of the POSIX pax format compressed with our favorite compressor “lzip”. To complement the security in general, for binaries with PIE and SSP (both are default features in Dragora), they are now complemented with RELRO by default. The main toolchain has been upgraded. This -beta1 have Binutils 2.33.1, The GNU C Compiler 9, GNU Linux libre 4.19.78, and Musl 1.1.24. Additiona details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: dragora-3.0-x86_64-beta1-live.iso (569MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2012-04-25 Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.2
Matias Fonzo has announced the release of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.2, a “libre” distribution built from scratch and featuring Xfce as the default desktop: “I am pleased to announce the release of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.2 (code name ‘rafaela’). Dragora is a powerful and reliable GNU/Linux distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. Built with 100% free software. The development focused on stability, correction of bugs, upgrades and security updates. The improvements have occurred in the system installer, the package system, and in Runit’s scheme, our init system. This version is available for the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, along with a second CD called “plus” which contains Emacs 23.4, Gnash 0.8.10, Gtk-Gnutella 0.97, and wxWidgets 2.9.1 with their corresponding sources.” See the full release announcement for a long list of highlights and new features. Download the installation CD images from here: dragora-2.2-i486.iso (624MB, SHA1, torrent), dragora-2.2-x86_64.iso (646MB, SHA1, torrent).
2010-12-31 Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.1
Matias Fonzo has announced the release of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.1, a multi-purpose operating system built with free software: “I am pleased to announce the version 2.1 of Dragora GNU/Linux. Dragora is a powerful and reliable GNU/Linux distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. Built with 100% free software. The latest version is now available in a 64-bit edition. Featuring Runit as the default init scheme, a simple and powerful package system, Linux ‘libre’ 2.6.34.7, the GNU C Compiler Collection 4.5.1, and the GNU C library 2.12.1. Also, X.Org 7.6 with Xfce 4.8pre2 with patches, IceWM, and Scrotwm. The Bluetooth subsystem has been added, better printing support, along with scanner support. This version comes with Java through IcedTea 6, GNU IceCat 3.6.13 with Tor, Polipo and the development version of Gnash.” A more complete changelog is available as part of the release announcement. Download: dragora-2.1-i486.iso (605MB, SHA1), dragora-2.1-x86_64.iso (601MB, SHA1).
2010-04-13 Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0
Matias Fonzo has announced the release of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0, a 100% “libre”, general-purpose distribution built from scratch: I am pleased to announce the final version of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0. Dragora is a powerful and reliable GNU/Linux distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. Highlights since RC2: the installer includes a better detection method for the CD-ROM, the option to install GRUB in a root partition is back again. The installation of the packages is slightly faster with clzip 1.0 and lzip 1.10. This release comes with Runit as default init scheme, Linux-libre kernel 2.6.32.11, OpenSSL 1.0.0, GCC 4.4.3, and more. Added cURL and Expat to complement Git.” Read the rest of the release announcement for additional details. Download: dragora-2.0.iso (446MB, MD5).
2010-03-29 Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0 RC2
Matias Fonzo has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0, an independent, general-purpose distribution containing free software only: “I am pleased to announce the release candidate 2 of Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0. Dragora is a powerful and reliable GNU/Linux distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. Built with 100% free software. In this version many programs have been upgraded, including the Linux-libre kernel 2.6.32.10, GCC 4.4.3, Binutils 2.20.1, Bash 4.1.2 and more. The major changes are: the implementation of LVM2/RAID devices, added Python 2.6.5, git 1.7.0.3 + security updates, bug fixes with code correction for the init system and the package system.” Here is the complete release announcement with a changelog. Download: dragora-2.0RC2.iso (131MB, MD5).
2009-10-09 Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1
Matias Fonzo has announced the release of Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1, a 100% “libre” distribution based on the concept of simplicity and inspired by Slackware Linux: “Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1 is the evolution of its previous version 1.0. Notable changes in this version are: Linux Kernel 2.6.30.9 free; toolchain – Binutils 2.19.1, GCC 4.3.4, glibc 2.9, Coreutils 7.6, util-linux-ng 2.16.1; X.Org Server 1.6.4 and Mesa 7.5.2; the inclusion of KDE 4.3.1; new compression format based on the LZMA algorithm; support for Free Java and JavaScript through Icedtea6 and Rhino; support for Bluetooth and IrDA devices; support for printing with CUPS 1.3.11; support for the PCMCIA subsystem; new language support – Galician. It is worth mentioning the large environment such as KDE 4.3.1 (included on CD 2) and the numerous corrections and improvements in the packaging system and the Dragora system start-up.” Read the full release announcement (scroll down for the English version) for further details. Download (MD5): dragora-1.1-install-CD1.iso (525MB).
2009-08-25 Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1 RC1
Matías Fonzo has announced the availability of the first release candidate of Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1, an independent, i686-optimised distribution built exclusively from free software: “Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1 RC1, ready for use and testing. Still missing a few things to do: how to document the tools, update KDE (4.3 final) and make sure that everything is ready.” According to the changelog, the most important changes in this release are updates of all programs included in Busybox, addition of Parted, switch to ext4 as the default file system, update of the services and daemons menu, inclusion of “wmconfig”, removal of the package integrity check, and various minor enhancements. See the release announcement and changelog (in Spanish) for further details. Download the installation CD image from here: dragora-1.1-RC1.iso (537MB, MD5).
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