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The first LiveUSB with KDE4 has just got released. You're welcome to download and test it on your USB sticks. Grab it as usual from the official projects website.
Today the LiveCD with KDE4 project's finally got updated.Main feature is the new preview of the upcoming KDE 4.4 version - KDE 4.4 Beta1. Read more and download it on the official website http://kde4.livecd.pld-linux.org/
Th ppc and athlon architectures are now officially abandoned. rpm packages are still on ftp in “unmaintained” directory but no new packages are being build.
ppc and athlon architectures in PLD Th line will become officialy deprecated at the end of July 2009 and moved out of official directory at PLD ftp server. Users of athlon arch are asked to switch to i686. ppc fate is unknown (there is a chance of keeping ppc alive in form of unofficial branch).
CVS repository migrated to a new directory structure (see it yourself). Flat SOURCES is no longer available while flat SPECS is available in read-only mode (but slowly being deprecated). this link should get you started.
Th users: If you are looking for kde3, kernel 2.6.27 or xserver 1.5… then please look at new directory “obsolete” on ftp in th tree. Main tree uses 2.6.28, xserver 1.6 and kde4 now. ps. “obsolete” in this case means “unmaintained”
Finally the LiveCD with KDE4 makes it into stable. This release includes: K Desktop Environment 4.2.1, KOffice 2.0 Beta 7 and many many more…
RC3 of the second LiveCD with the PLD brand on it is out! This release covers many, many fixes and features some parts of KOffice 2.0 Beta ##6.
New PLD RescueCD was released. It is based on PLD Linux (184.108.40.206 modular kernel). Visit http://rescuecd.pld-linux.org/ for more information.
Another fund-raising started. We need memory and hard drives for our machine Nereid. Take a look at Donations/Hardware page. Thanks to our Sponsors.
updated: Required sum collected! Thanks!
There is stable version of PLD Live available. Visit http://livecd.pld-linux.org/ for more information and download.
Believe it or not, after 4 years of doing nothing with our Live CD project we eventually have a working Live CD, with recent kernel, GNOME, poldek and rpm inside. Thanks to qwiat and patrys you can download and test the beta version. Check out the announcement. Oh, and as usual - please do not hesistate to report any bugs you find.
From now on https://bugs.pld-linux.org redirects to https://bugs.launchpad.net/pld-linux. Old bugzilla is available under, well, https://oldbugzilla.pld-linux.org with the only modification being that the 'add new bug' form redirects to the appropriate launchpad form, meaning it's not possible to add new bugs to the old bugzilla.
Thanks to all engaged in restoring akcyza, especially qboosh, lists are back.
Repairs are being made.
PLD Ac (2.0) now has both the main and the grsecurity-enabled kernel in the same tree.
On the 7th of July 2007 in Warsaw, there will be a PLD Linux meeting. For more information (in Polish) please visit http://zlot.pld-linux.org .
We are waiting for YOU!
Updated: (PL) Video i materiały z prezentacji
Starting from today old pdir poldek indexes are no longer supported in Th. Please replace indexes type “pdir” with “pndir” in poldek configuration files (note that pndir is default in Th for long time so most of configurations do not need any update).
A new service has been made available to developers and users alike. If you'd like to see a package in Th (aka PLD 3.0) you can simply request it. An IRC Bot will catch your request and send it to the appropriate person. Just type !stbr on either #pld or #pldhelp to see the usage (see our IRC page).
Note: in order to use this functionality correctly, one must actually understand how our infrastructure works.
Few days later than expected, but they're available! PLD 2.0 (Ac) CD and DVD images have been uploaded to our master ftp server and they should appear on mirror sites in two or three days. For more information about images please check PLD Ac page.
The PLD/Linux project is pleased to announce that PLD/Linux 2.0 (codename Ac) was today marked as stable. Main package tree has been permanently locked and will be used for generating iso images. It may take approximately two to three weeks before CD and DVD images will be available on our FTP servers for download.
Another fund-raising started. We need memory for our machine Carme. Take a look at donations page or go directly to hardware needed. Thanks to our Sponsors. As of 04/14/2007 this is still in progress!
PostgreSQL 8.2 is now being build for PLD Ac. In next few days it should be available in main tree. Since this is major upgrade (8.1 to 8.2) it requires dump/restore procedure. Please keep this in mind before proceeding.
As promised, lists were restored today and they should be fully operational.
As you may have noticed, part of our infrastructure was unavailable for the past few days. Akcyza, which hosted www, primary mx, lists and ftp4 mirror suffered from a RAID5 (3*250 GB) failure. It took us two days before we managed to recover the data. As of today, www and mx are now fully operational and lists are expected to be online by tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for using PLD.
PLD Ra (1.0/1.1) has reached EOL (End of Life). It will not be updated anymore. It is strongly recommended to upgrade to Ac (upcoming 2.0) as soon as possible! However the infrastructure for Ra is still online, so if anyone has enough knowledge and willingness to resurrect it, you are welcome.
The PLD Linux Distribution team announces the release of PLD Linux 2.0 RC1 isos. Ftp resources contain 11 CDs for each architecture (i386, i586, i686, athlon, amd64 and ppc), miniiso (for i386, i586, i686 and athlon), DVD (for i686, amd64, ppc) and 14 CDs or 2 DVDs of source rpm packages.
After a (too) long period of downtime, our web site is again available. As usual, we had a machine failure. Unfortunately our backups aren't as fresh as they should be, so some pages might not be up to date (we'll take care of that ASAP). Also it appears that there might be some minor glitches here and there, so if the site reports any errors (especially when committing new changes), please report them to mmazur /at/ pld-linux.org.
Our web site is back up after a rather long downtime. On the other hand, our web forum suffered another disk failure. We hope to get it back up in a few days. With the old data this time.
We are preparing 360ml (12 1/4 oz) frosted glass mugs with PLD logo - sign up for one!
After a (too) long period of downtime, our web forum is again available. Unfortunately we're starting from zero, since the old data got definitively lost, so users need to re-register. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope that everyone will find the new functionality useful. The forum currently looks raw, but that should change in the near future.
We are happy to announce that our fund-raising campaign is complete. In about month we have managed to collect as much as 1520 PLN, for which we bought three 250GB SATA disks and two PCI SATA controllers. Hopefully they will serve us well. Thanks to everyone!
The machine hosting (among other things) our web forum died two days ago due to disk failure. We hope we can get the data back, but that's not certain. One way or the other, the forum should be back online by the end of this week.
We're almost complete with our fund-raising campaign. See Donations page for an up-to-date information.
On Wednesday, 15 June 2005, we are planning to shutdown akcyza in order to put new hardware. Between 7:00 and 11:00 CET, you may experience problems with accessing this site, and two ftp services: ftp.atm.pld-linux.org and ftp.livecd.pld-linux.org.
As some of you may have noticed, we have launched a fund-raising campaign. We were in need for a 2U Rack case for one of our servers (serving as FTP mirror, Web server and hosting LiveCD project) and two or more hard disks. Case was donated almost instantly (thanks to Michał Abramowicz), yet we are still gathering money for the disks. If you are interested, please go to the donations page. Thanks!
Some people might be experiencing slow transfers from our main ftp server. We do have a solution for that problem and are currently testing it. Tests will most likely be over by Monday, so bear with us.
All issues that showed up after migration are (hopefully) solved now. All services (including ftp, distfiles, cvs/svn and jabber) are now fully operational.
The good news is that during the past few days everything (jabber, ftp, cvs/svn) got migrated to the new machine without much problems. The bad news is that the new machine died today for unknown reasons. The matter is being currently investigated.
Most of our infrastructure is currently up, though only in temporary location that is expected to change soon. The whole process should end in about three days, but by then you can expect only partial functionality (jabber server doesn't currently have SSL support), short outages of various resources, much lower transfer speeds and various *.pld-linux.org hosts resolving to non-existent machines.
Among other things, our main ftp server, jabber server and CVS/SVN repositories are currently down. Planned downtime was two hours, but due to (currently) unknown issues it is not known by when those machines will be back up. A good bet might be tomorrow morning (that's GMT). For now, here is a list of mirrors.
During the weekend (and before it) parts of our infrastructure will be changing location which will result in some downtime. Of particular notice are: CVS and SVN repositories, distfiles, jabber server and everything placed on ep09.pld-linux.org (including users' accounts).
After a (not so short) period of inactivity, PLD web site is back with a new look and (hopefully) lots of new content. Stay tuned.