domenica 15 novembre 2015

[Part 1] Building Gentoo and Sabayon packages in your machine locally or remotely with Docker and Cloud Services

As previously anticipated in the previous blog post, here i explain what's going on with Sabayon Docker images, and how can the Official Sabayon images help you in developing/deploying your application. In this article, i'll show how to build Sabayon/Gentoo packages using Docker.

I'll cover five cases and will be divided in differents articles:

  1. You want to build packages locally
  2. You want to remotely build packages
  3. You want to host an overlay or a Sabayon repository and want your packages to get built on each push to the git repository
  4. You want to track remote repository changes and test (useful if you can't setup a webhook)
  5. Setup an Entropy repo with a Docker image, and how to mantain packages
In future, i'll write also a post also on how to track the packages remotely with CircleCi.

mercoledì 7 ottobre 2015

Sabayon: testers, testers, testers

Sabayon, official call for testers (and well, developers are welcome too)

lunedì 28 settembre 2015

Sabayon 15.10 press release

Image: an ancient hen-foot print found on Mars (Mars Photo credit to NASA)

Sabayon 15.10 is a modern and easy to use Linux distribution based on Gentoo, following an extreme, yet reliable, rolling release model.
This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories.
The ChangeLog files related to this release are available on our mirrors.
The list of packages included in each Sabayon flavor is available inside*.pkglist" files. Our team is always busy packaging the latest and greatest stuff. If you want to have a look at what's inside our repositories, just go to our packages website.
Please read on to know where to find the images and their torrent files on our mirrors.

sabato 12 settembre 2015

Sabayon is moving to KDE Plasma 5.4

Sabayon is officially moving to Plasma 5, please read if you are a KDE Sabayon user.

KDM is going to be removed! migrate to SDDM now!

mercoledì 2 settembre 2015

Tech Preview: Sabayon Plasma 5 LiveCD


Sabayon Plasma 5 LiveCD Tech preview is available for download

This release is just for testing only, it is just a preview of Plasma5 on Sabayon for those of you that 
wants just to snoop on what's going on without touching your system.

If you want to install Plasma 5 with the community repository, follow those instructions.

Known issues:

  • Dolphin Shortcut on favorites is not working
  • Desktop isn't in folderview so you can't quickly access to the install icon, but the installer is present (search for "Calamares" or "Installer" in the Plasma menu)
  • No Sabayon artwork is present, plasma is vanilla
Please, if you encounter other issues let us know, Thank you!


You can find the images here: 


NOTE: the Images are not meant to be installed on a physical machine.

giovedì 27 agosto 2015

KDE Plasma 5.4, available on Plasma5 Sabayon community repository

I'm glad to announce that Plasma 5.4 is available on Sabayon Plasma5 community repository.

Plasma 5.4
The KDE team announced on 25 August the release of Plasma 5.4:
This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta. Look at the official press release here

lunedì 10 agosto 2015

on Calamares, Docker and Sabayon

Since i became Sabayon developer, i started to work on customizing it and giving some love to the entropy packages.
A lot as been done in those months, and you can see that picking up a "-dev" image from our mirrors.
After giving to the entropy packages a fullfill of love (systemd was bumped, ati-drivers and nvidia-drivers as well to be in line with upstream, implemented iptables saving rules for systemd, ... ) then we decided that the time of Anaconda installer was finished.
Anaconda was buggy and most of the users couldn't even install Sabayon also if, for now, we loose a lot of  nice features like LUKS support and LVM we chose to swap it with the new and shiny Calamares .