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2018-01-14 NEW • Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the availability of a new development version of Redcore Linux, a desktop-oriented distribution based on Gentoo. The new version includes many new packages, new artwork and requires less RAM to install. The installer now supports setting up the distribution with full disk encryption. “It is our pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1801 Intercrus beta ISO image is now ready and available for download from the usual place. This cycle we focused mostly on the look’n’feel of the distribution, completely overhauling the artwork. You may notice some rough edges though, as we’re not finished yet. In addition we packed some new features in, and we really hope you will like it. Here is a brief changelog since Redcore Linux 1710: resync with Gentoo portage tree (13.01.2018); Linux kernel LTS 4.14.13 with MuQSS and UKSM enabled by default for maximum desktop performance; Linux kernel LTS 4.9.76 with MuQSS, BFQ and UKSM enabled by default available in the repository; toolchain updated with GCC 6.4.0, Glibc 2.25, Clang 5.0.1; default Python 3 interpreter is now Python 3.5; elogind is now the default session tracker, replacing good old consolekit; the installer will now allow you a true full disk encryption scheme, you can encrypt as many partitions you want; we reduced RAM requirement for installation to 1GB, but we kept the space requirement of 20GB in place; we also tuned some installer parameters, so it will install the system a lot faster than previous releases.” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.1801.LXQT.BETA.amd64.iso (2,564MB, SHA256, pkglist).
About Redcore Linux Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.
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2017-11-07 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710 Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the LXQt desktop environment. The project has released a new update of its rolling release distribution, Redcore Linux 1710. “Hey there Redcore lovers. It is my pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1710, code name ‘Helvetios’, ISO image is now ready and available for download from the usual place. This one is very special as Redcore Linux just turned one year old. We packed it with plenty of new features and we did our best to make it the best Redcore Linux release to date. Here is a brief change log: Resync with Gentoo ebuild tree (03.11.2017). Linux 4.9.53 LTS kernel with BFQ and UKSM enable by default, Linux 4.12.14 kernel available in the repository. Graphics stack is once more on the edge with mesa 17.2.4, LLVM 5.0.0, libdrm 2.4.87, X.Org Server 1.19.5. LXQt is now at 0.12.0 and I’m proud to say we are the first distro to release it to the masses; we built it and played with it since the release day. Printer drivers are now pre-installed and pre-configured, so everything should just work. Sisyphus package manager received much love this cycle, it is now better than ever.” More information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.1710.R1.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,511MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2017-08-28 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708 Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the release of a new snapshot of Redcore Linux, a rolling release desktop distribution based on Gentoo. The new snapshot offers several package upgrades and new fixes. “This release focuses on polishing the overall look’n’feel and out of the box experience of the distribution. New features are still present though. Here is a brief changelog since Redcore Linux 1706: resync with Gentoo stable portage tree (27.08.2017); Linux kernel LTS 4.9.40 with BFQ and UKSM enabled by default; Linux kernel 4.12.x available in the repository, for those who may want to use newer kernels; early CPU microcode updates are now enable by default for both Intel and AMD, this should improve the overall stability; graphics stack updated to mesa 17.1.7, llvm 4.0.1, libdrm 2.4.83, xorg-server 1.19.3; better WIFI connectivity support, Broadcom, Mediatek and Ralink chips should now work out of the box.” A complete list of changes can be found in the release announcement. The Redcore Linux installer now requires the target computer has 2GB of RAM and 20GB of hard disk space. Download: Redcore.Linux.1708.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,397MB, SHA256, pkglist).