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All releases of ROCK Linux

  •  27 Jul 2006 08:10
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    Release Notes: Packages can be forked (gcc=gcc3, gcc=gcc4) to reduce code duplication. Packages can be split (gcc, gcc:doc, gcc:dev) to reduce necessary filesystem space after installation. Postinstall scripts can be run to setup the application after installation rather than after compilation. Every ROCK script now has a -help text. udev has replaced devfs. Toolchain compilation for cross-builds has been made easier. Cluster Builds, Pseudonative Builds, and Cross Builds have been made easier. Lots of other improvements were made, and practically all of the 1600 packages were updated.

    •  23 Nov 2004 11:49
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      Release Notes: All build errors that occurred on the x86 architecture were fixed. Many tested package updates were merged from the 2.1 branch. A new "build-bootstrap" package selection provides a small set of packages necessary to build everything else. This package selection is used for the "reference build system" to provide cache-files and binary releases.

      •  28 Jun 2004 13:35
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        Release Notes: This is a maintenance release and includes a number of security fixes and minor version updates pulled from the development tree. It includes linux-2.4.26+fpu-state-fix, linux-2.6.7, kde-3.2.2, qt-3.3.2, apache-2.0.49, samba-3.0.4, and wine-20040615. New packages include firefox, thunderbird, e2fsimage, device-mapper, and lvm2. usability improvements were made for ROCK Net and the CD-Installer. This release now features full boot-CD support for IBM RS/6000 and Ultra SPARC and iBook-G4 support.

        •  26 May 2004 12:10
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          Release Notes: This release features improved compilation on other distributions (SuSE, Red Hat), updates to KDE, GNOME, Linux, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, neon, Subversion, CVS, silo, and dietlibc, and some package additions. There were also single user mode improvements, ROCK Net and ROCK Plug updates (and speed optimizations), a reinclusion of source CD creation, and some PowerPC and SPARC fixes.

          •  07 Mar 2004 05:44
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            Release Notes: The packages boost, clip, oprofile, libebml, libmatrosk, taglib, ucl, upx, and libdvbpsi3 have been added, and many packages updated, including kde (3.2), qt (3.3.1), xfree86 (4.3.99.3), linux-2.4.25 and linux-2.6.3, alsa (1.0.1), xfce4 (4.0.3), enlightenment-17 packages, and more. The build scripts include many improvements including more advanced DVD creation support as well as shared directory checking.

            •  12 Jan 2004 13:24
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              Release Notes: This release includes the revisited network configuration (a.k.a. ROCK Net!). Many packages were updated, including XFree86, KOffice, GNOME, Subversion, flex, rockplug, blender, keepalived, smartmontools, openvpn, rsbac, mono, mono-doc, mono-debugger, mono-xsp, mod_mono, gtk-sharp, autoconf, automake, and many more. New packages were added, including qcad, scumvm, kdirstat, links, and normalize. The mine package installer was improved. Support for Linux 2.6 was improved. More PowerPC support was added, including IBM RS/6k CD boot and Apple G5. The x86_64 and sparc64 ports also showed progress.

              •  08 Jan 2004 09:40
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                Release Notes: This release updates many package (including gcc33, gdb, alsa, subversion, xscreensaver, rdesktop, gimp, epiphany, galeon, and cpufreqd), adds packages (such as xfig, transfig, nxcomp, and nxproxymany), improves the download system, and improves partitioning in the installer.

                •  15 Nov 2003 01:37
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                  Release Notes: This release includes an improved package selection (including a minimal+Xfree86 template), improved kernel config generation, other build system improvements, various gcc 3 fixes, many non-x86 (e.g. PowerPC, Alpha, and SPARC) fixes, installer RAM filesystem cleanup, and space optimizations. Many package updates including various KDE and GNOME packages, linux-drm, dietlibc (and all the package conformance patches needed), and Samba 3.0 have been performed, and many new packages have been added, including more fonts.

                  •  31 Aug 2003 09:21
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                    Release Notes: In this release, more help text was added, a major cleanup of Emerge-Pkg was made, some new packages were added forming a total package count of nearly 900 packages, there were boot CD improvements, some init scripts were corrected for LSB conformance, and a better optimization selection for PowerPC resulting in better optimization settings, as well as many more cleanups and bugfixes.

                    •  20 Aug 2003 17:46
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                      Release Notes: Many setup tool (STONE) improvements, various new and updated packages including JPEG 2000 support, preliminary x86-64 and ARM support, SPARC64 build fixes, and IBM rs6k related adaptations, as well as various build script cleanups and fixes, including cluster build improvements.

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