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Cucumber Linux 1.1 Beta 2 is now Available
The second beta for Cucumber Linux 1.1 is here, and sooner than expected. Originally, it was planned that this second beta would be released at the beginning of December; however, a critical bug was discovered in the first beta: when a user tried to update his Cucumber Linux 1.1 Beta system using Pickle, Pickle would instead attempt to downgrade the system to Cucumber Linux 1.0. For this reason, we are encouraging all users of the first beta to either completely reinstall using this second beta or follow steps 2 and 3 (but NOT step 1) of the "Upgrading to the Cucumber Linux 1.1 Alpha" instructions on this blog post.
There will also be a third beta released at the beginning of December (when the second beta was originally going to be released). This will encompass what was originally going to be in second beta as outlined here.
Posted November 23, 2017
Cucumber Linux 1.1 Beta 1 is now Available
The first beta for Cucumber Linux 1.1 is here! As we move into beta, we will begin rigorously testing the new and updated packages in preparation for the stable 1.1 release. At this time, we are envisioning having another beta release at the end of November, followed by the first release candidate in mid to late December.
Posted November 19, 2017
Work Begins on Cucumber Linux 1.1
Work as officially begun on Cucumber Linux 1.1. This version will be a minor release, upgrading only a few packages and adding few new packages. Most notably, PHP will be upgraded to PHP 7.2 and we will be adding an FTP server, Mailserver and DNS server. Cucumber Linux 1.1 will be released around December 2017/January 2018.
For more information and to follow the development of Cucumber Linux 1.1, take a look at our new development blog at https://sourceforge.net/p/cucumber-linux/blog/.
Posted October 4, 2017
Cucumber Linux Support and Discussion Forum
Cucumber Linux now has a Support and Discussion Forum at https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/cucumber-linux-124/. This provides users with a faster way to get support and a place to discuss the distribution. A huge thanks goes out to Jeremy and all the friendly people at LinuxQuestions.org for hosting and moderating the forum. See you on there.
Posted September 1, 2017
Cucumber Linux 1.0 has been Released
After over one year of development, we are excited to finally announce that Cucumber Linux version 1.0 has been released! We believe that this release holds true to the original mission of Cucumber Linux: to create a usable, practical Linux Distribution without Systemd that follows the Unix Philosophy, useable as both a desktop and server distribution. This release of Cucumber Linux comes with a rich array of features, including (but not limited to): the Linux Kernel version 4.9 LTS, GNU Userspace utilities, System V Init, Apache 2.4, MariaDB 10.1, PHP 5.6, Xorg 7.7, XFCE 4.12, Firefox and Thunderbird version 52 and LibreOffice 5.3.
This version of Cucumber Linux will enjoy over 10 months of full support, followed by an additional four months of selective support, putting the end of life date at September 30, 2018. Version 1.1 will be released at least 3 months before the end of full support, so there will be plenty of time to upgrade your systems when the time comes. For more information see the supported versions page.
Posted July 10, 2017
Cucumber Linux 1.0 Release Candidate 2 is now Available
The second release candidate for Cucumber Linux 1.0 is now available. This release candidate fixes a few bugs in the installer (namely it fixes UEFI support and updates the installer's kernel to 4.9.x). Like the first release candidate, this version has the potential to become the official 1.0 release if no critical bugs are found. Again if you find any last minute bugs, make sure to get the bug reports in quickly.
Posted July 3, 2017
The Cucumber Linux 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is now Available
The first release candidate has arrived! This release candidate fixes many bugs from for beta version, adds serial installation support and adds multilib support on x86_64. As a release candidate, this version has the potential to become the official 1.0 release if no critical bugs are found. If you find any last minute bugs, make sure to get the bug report in quickly.
Posted June 21, 2017
1.0 Beta 1 is now Available
The first beta of Cucumber Linux is finally here! As we move into beta, the primary focus will shift from actively developing the distribution to debugging it in preperation for a stable release.
Posted May 4, 2017
Snapshot 2017-04-22b is now Available
A new snapshot is available. This snapshot adds GIMP and fixes several bugs. Additionally, the installer was largely rewritten which should fix quite a few installation related problems. Also the beta should be ready soon!
Posted April 22, 2017
Snapshot 2017-03-17a is now Available
Another snapshot is available. This snapshot adds support for the XFCE Desktop Environment and many common X11 applications, such as LibreOffice and VLC. We are now beta bound! There are perhaps a dozen more packages that need to be built, and then we will have a feature freeze and be off to beta. No promises here, but there should be a beta coming out in the next month.
Posted March 19, 2017
Snapshot 2017-01-06a is now Available
A new snapshot is now available. This snapshot introduces (amongst other things) support for several common daemons (including Apache, PHP, MariaDB and Rsync) and the X Window System. This marks a huge step towards a beta release; the remaining work that needs to be done before the beta release now consists only of building the XFCE desktop environment and common X11 applications.
Starting with this snapshot the distribution has grown too large to fit on a single CD. In order to deal with this dilema, we will be releasing two ISO images per architecture for each release from now on (opposed to the one CD image that has been released thus far). The first image is the basic ISO. This image contains only the base package groups, but still fits on a single CD. The second is the full ISO which contains all of the available packages. It is over 700 MB in size though, so it will require a DVD or USB flash drive. Hopefully this will be an appropriate solution to this problem.
Posted January 6, 2017
Alpha 2 is now Available!
Get it at the Download page.
Thanks to the friendly folks at sourceforge.net for hosting the Cucumber Linux project!