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Aloofix reboot

Yup - the Aloofix project is rebooting.

As the saying goes - plan to throw one away.

Stay tuned...

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2013-04-22

Aloofix 0.8 (the Sleeping Parrot release) is available

Version 0.7 is now available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aloofix/

New features:

* Incorporated a considerable number of enhancements, bug fixes, and
cleanup. See the SVN revision log for details.

* Updated the following packages:

linux 2.6.29.1, 2.6.28.9, 2.6.27.10, 2.6.26.8, 2.6.25.20, 2.6.24.7, 2.6.23.17
glibc 2.9, busybox 1.13.3, e2fsprogs 1.41.4, syslinux 3.73, dropbear 0.52,
binutils 2.19.1, gcc 4.3.3, bash 4.0, bison 2.4, gnum4 1.4.11, openssl
0.9.8i, iana-etc 2.30, jre 1.5.0u17, nasm 2.05, ncurses 5.7... read more

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2009-04-04

Aloofix 0.7 (the Homemade Chili release) is available

Aloofix is build kit for creating a minimalist Linux distribution optimized for running in a virtual machine.

Version 0.7 is now available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aloofix/

New features:

* Several add-on packages have been created: bash, bison, gawk, m4, nasm, ncurses, patch, and strace. Aloofix is quickly getting to the point where it can host its own build.

* Java JRE 1.5 is now available as an add-on package.... read more

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2008-03-02

Aloofix 0.6 (The More VDGG Please release)

Aloofix is build kit for creating a minimalist Linux distribution optimized for running in a virtual machine.

Version 0.6 is now available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aloofix/

New features:

* The very beginnings of a compilation toolchain has been added. GNU Make, GCC, and GNU Binutils can be built as add-on packages. Ncurses was successfully built as a test inside an Aloofix guest. It's one step closer to being able to build Aloofix in Aloofix.... read more

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2008-02-13

Aloofix 0.5 (The Mildly House-Trained Pup) is available

Aloofix is build kit for creating a minimalist Linux distribution optimized for running in a virtual machine.

Version 0.5 is now available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aloofix/

New features:

* Added -cd/-nocd option to manager scripts to control whether CD is attached at boot time.

* Added basic support for inclusion of add-on packages.

Enhancements:

* Bumped linux to 2.6.24, e2fsprogs to 1.40.5... read more

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2008-02-03

Aloofix 0.4 (The Barking Pup release) is available

This is the first packaged release of Aloofix.

It's still an alpha release, but it should be usable on VirtualBox, VMWare Player, and Qemu.

There are numerous bug fixes and other improvements since it was first imported into svn.

The ISO it creates is 10MB. Once installed, it provides an environment containing:
linux 2.6.23.14
glibc 2.7 (subset)
busybox 1.8.2
ipkg 0.99.163
e2fsprogs 1.40.2 (subset)
chrony 1.23
dropbear 0.50... read more

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2008-01-21

Aloofix source code available

I've imported the source code for Aloofix into the SourceForge svn repository.

--
thx,
Aloof

Posted by Kevin Johnson 2008-01-12

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