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PLD is a free, RPM-based Linux distribution, aimed at the more advanced users and administrators, who accept the tradeoffs of using a system, that might require manual tweaking in exchange for much flexibility. Simultaneous availability for a wide variety of architectures and non-conservative approach to RPM usage provides our users with a consistent environment on almost all available architectures. More details are available in the about section.
Kernel line 3.14 has been announced as new longterm and, because of this, we will now ship three longterm kernel package sets (3.4, 3.10 and 3.14), until 3.4 gets deprecated in October this year, when it will be removed from Th.
Also, and more importantly, vserver support will be disabled on master, that is 3.15.x as of this moment. It's because the project is falling behind the mainline kernel and only really supported for the stable/longterm lines.
After a lot of time and work from Elan Ruusamäe, we have new PHP package sets in Th. We decided it will be the best for maintainability and upgradability to have PHP interpreters only as versioned packages. Right now in th and th-ready we have PHP 5.2 to 5.5 as phpXY-* sets. php53-* and php55-* rpms contain appropriate triggers for upgrade from old php-5.3-* rpms.
Rationale for the change is that PHP upgrades are often problematic, as software requires certain versions of the language, and because of that we'd still had to create versioned packages, creating needless work for admins to bump back and forth from unversioned to versioned packages. Making the switch now avoids that work and leaves the decision what PHP flavour to choose solely to the user.
To do the upgrade, you should run
poldek -u php53-common or
If you get wrong results (installing 5.5 but getting 5.3 packages), then add
--ignore '*php53*' and remove offending package that lacks dependencies.
Due to a bug in our packaging system, x86_64 kernels in 2013 snapshot and main Th line suported only 8 CPUs. An updated and fixed kernel package set (with support for up to 512 CPUS) is available in 2013/updates and main PLD Th ftp repositories.
Today we released the second snapshot of PLD/Linux Th, called 2013. It is available on ftp://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/2013/PLD/ and as poldek sources th-2013. Please give mirrors 24 hours to synchronize.
The main highlights of this release are:
See and it already has had two releases.
There is now a cgit instance installed and configured on http://git.pld-linux.org/. So if for some reason you don't like the gitweb engine you can check the alternative at: http://git.pld-linux.org/cgi-bin/cgit.cgi
- Kacper Kornet (draenog) [ANN] New web interface for PLD git repositories
Apache 2.4 has landed Th main repository. See Apache for migration notes.
The 6 year old unmaintained MoinMoin installation at http://www.pld-linux.org/ is replaced with fresh DokuWiki installation.
Authentication is based on CVS password login hashes.
Today we released the first snapshot of PLD/Linux Th, called 2012. It is available on ftp://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/2012/PLD/ and as poldek sources th-2012. Please give mirrors 24 hours to synchronize.
The main highlights of this release are:
Two major changes happened during the past few weeks:
1. A new Release Manager has been elected for PLD's main branch (TH). Jan Rękorajski took over after Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz, who previously held the position for many years, resigned over a month ago. In the words of the new RM, he's not going to make drastic changes [to] the current continuous development model.
2. After too many years with CVS, the main package repository has finally been switched to a modern distributed version control system – git. Developers should refer to relevant list threads. Simultaneously a near real-time mirror has been created on the well known git hosting site, github. People accustomed to github's features, or just wanting a functional backup in case git.pld-linux.org ever goes down, are encouraged to make use of the mirror. (Note: there's over 16k packages in our repository, so the site takes a long while to load; if you just want to browse a bit, it's much faster to use the github link.)
Upcoming PLD kernels (>= 3.0.13-2) will have PAE enabled on 32bit i686 kernels by default. Such kernel will run only on processors that support PAE (grep pae /proc/cpuinfo to verify). If your CPU doesn't support PAE then you have to switch to PLD i486 kernel.
PLD Th saw few major package updates in last year including switch to kernel 3.x as usually available on ftp://ftp.pld-linux.org/
It's got a full under the hood software refresh as well as an updated PLD Live Installer. Read more on the official website http://kde4.livecd.pld-linux.org/
The latest live CD with KDE4 features a graphical installer. Read more what's new on the official website http://kde4.livecd.pld-linux.org/