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Testing vs. Stable

posted May 1, 2013, 11:02 AM by Brian Smith

We most recently used debian-stable but are considering updating the base distro to debian-testing for more recent packages.


posted May 1, 2013, 11:02 AM by Brian Smith

While waiting on determination of remastersys, we have begun re-building aBluntOr2 using live-builder. We feel this will help decrease the time required to build the various versions we wish to release. Once we have a working build we will publish a git repo.

Major changes - Development on hold

posted May 1, 2013, 10:49 AM by Brian Smith

Hey WhereIsMyPot-heads,

Much is up in the air currently regarding a package that has been a part of all releases of aBluntOr2.  The primary developer of remastersys has stepped down, and stopped supporting it. As such, development of aBluntOr2 has been put on hold while we decide what to do about remastersys.

Some thoughts: 
  • We may try to build a simpler script-fork (in user's home and /etc/skel) to process the same functionality, but not be part of package-management. 
  • Or, there is a fork being created for OS4, but this may pull other "dependencies" from their repo (once they release it) that may not be desired in aBluntOr2. 
  • We may decide to create our own forked package. However, to make our own package fork, we would need to first create our own supplemental repository.
We have been planning to create a sup-reop for a while, as it also gives us the ability to build/distribute artwork (and other) packages not included in the default repositories of other distributions.

Needless to say, this affects our development, and will take some time to resolve regardless of method.

Check back for updates.

New user community Facebook group

posted Apr 27, 2013, 1:25 PM by Brian Smith

There is now a user community created as a Facebook group. Please join the group and share your thoughts and experiences.

Video of aBluntOr2-Cheeba Alpha3

posted Apr 24, 2013, 12:41 AM by Brian Smith

Video of aBluntOr2-Cheeba Alpha3

Cheeba Alpha3 - uploaded

posted Apr 24, 2013, 12:30 AM by Brian Smith

3rd Alpha of aBluntOr2-Cheeba has been release.

Download the dvd and md5sum

Cheeba Alpha3 is uploading

posted Apr 23, 2013, 11:14 PM by Brian Smith

Thats right, many updates. now includes basic kde and gnome... audio-mixer applet is in the panel by default (not sure configured right though, but a start)...

First test boot in a vm took longer than Alpha2, but could just due to the extra desktop environments... The DVD is now 2GB, so your own custom backups can include 2GB of compressed files from your user's home directory back to your own custom dvd.

Will update links when they are available.

cheeba alpha2 video

posted Apr 22, 2013, 11:53 PM by Brian Smith

Check out the video of aBluntOr2 Cheeba alpha2 booting in a virtual machine.

Cheeba Alpha2 Testing

posted Apr 22, 2013, 8:24 PM by Brian Smith

So far, during testing of the Alpha2, have only found a few bugs and desired modifications.

Want to include an audio-mixer in the panel, and remove: ettercap, vidalia, ect. Also want to put the default browser back as iceweasel (better plugin support in the package manager) 

These will be fixed for the next Alpha3 release.

Thinking about putting the user's Picture/, Videos/, ect. folders under the Documents/ folder. It seems like better organization and easier for sync/backup.

Cheeba Progress Update 4/22/13

posted Apr 22, 2013, 8:16 PM by Brian Smith

Official final release of Cheeba will be announced when ready. Not gona lie... Probably announcing each alpha/beta/rc before then too) ;-).

We will be going with as many Alpha#, Beta#, and RC# as required before final release. But as per the usual plan, will try to be sure to have a release of the next aBluntOr2 ready for 4/20/2014 ;-)

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