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EasyOS Dunfell-series 0.92 alpha release

October 16, 2020 — BarryK

The aborted 0.91 alpha release was announced a couple of days ago, please read:

Here is the download link:

Please report whether this boots on your PC!

All of the packages were recompiled to run on a Nocona CPU, which is just about the earliest 64-bit CPU architecture released by Intel. So it will run on everything later.

The kernel is 5.4.59, from EasyOS Buster. I have yet to compile it for Dunfell series. Ditto, have not yet compiled SeaMonkey (SM) and LibreOffice (LO). These were previously compiled with a gcc that was producing "illegal instructions". I have hopefully fixed gcc and it is in the 'devx' SFS. I posted about the gcc saga here:

So, no SM or LO, but 0.92 does have the Epiphany web browser, which is quite nice. Nice collection of graphical and multimedia apps also. A fairly small download, at 345MB.

Let me know if you discover any problems, or even if you don't -- that would be nice to know also! Forum for feedback:

Over the next couple of days, I intend to get stuck into compiling the kernel, SM and LO, and have a look at bluetooth audio.

EDIT 2020-10-17:
Haven't looked at the forum yet, but this morning an email from Alfons, quoting:

here are my test results:

booting is failing

booting is successful
   Processor : 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T9300  @ 2.50GHz
   Processor : 8x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3840QM CPU @ 2.80GHz
   Processor : 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5600  @ 1.83GHz
   Processor : 8x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Ccrypt error
   The 'ccrypt' package must be installed first

Container WWW (/usr/sbin/ec-chroot-www)
   doesn't start

Epiphany -> Youtube
   Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.
   Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

   Nothing downloaded. Aborting

MTR network trace routed
   doesn't start

Rodney and eps have also sent email reports the "www" container fail. Things to fix, thanks for the feedback, I'm onto it!  

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