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Last news

06 Aug 2004 : byzgl-cvs-20040806.tar.bz2

06 Aug 2004 : printing-002.xpi

Changes:

  • Added: Icon for the Applications list.

05 Aug 2004 : printing-001.xpi

Includes:

04 Apr 2004 : FAQ update

04 Apr 2004 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i586
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

The major changes are:
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_04
  • mplayerplug-in-2.50
  • Gaim-0.76
  • Xmodmap.arabic; Xmodmap.cs_CZ; Xmodmap.ru_RU; Xmodmap.ru_RU.yawerty
  • byzgl-ct-20040404.xpi the ByzantineOS Customization Toolkit

29 Feb 2004 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i586
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

The major changes are:
  • build with LFS-5.0
  • mozilla-1.6
  • busybox-1.00-prer8
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_03
  • mplayerplug-in-2.40
  • XMMS-1.2.10
  • Gaim-0.75
  • many UI changes (mozilla sidebar)
    • mozCalc
    • ByzantineOS DropIns (list of available DropIns)
    • ByzantineOS Application list
    • File Manager
    ...
  • UK Xmodmap
  • Acrobat5.0.8 as a XPI ByzantineOS DropIn

12 Dec 2003 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i586
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

The major changes are:
  • build with LFS-5.0
  • kernel (2.4.22)
  • tmpfs+tar as replacement for initrd
  • support for XPInstall (now you can install ByzantineOS DropIns just by clicking on a *.xpi link)
  • mozilla-1.5 ( + minimalistic filemanager )
  • busybox-1.00-pre4
  • metacity-2.3.6 (compiled for embedded systems - no GConf)
  • ssh, sftp, scp
  • DirectFB-0.9.20 (dfbclock is works again)
  • And Acrobat5 as a XPI ByzantineOS DropIn

20 Aug 2003 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i586
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

Changes:
  • ALSA-0.9.4
  • Encap Package Management System v2.3.8
  • DirectFB-0.9.19
  • Metacity-2.5.2
  • JRE-1.4.2
  • Mozilla 1.4
  • Gaim-0.67
  • better PS/2 & USB mouse support

15 Jun 2003 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i586
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

Changes:
  • LFS-4.1 (Glibc-2.3.1; GCC-3.2.1; Linux-2.4.20; ...)
  • ALSA-0.9.3a
  • Encap Package Management System v2.2.6
  • squashfs1.2
  • DirectFB-0.9.18 + XDirectFB 1.0-rc5 (XFree86-4.3.0) with multi-application core enabled which allows multiple DirectFB applications to run at the same time.
  • dfbClock (my first DirectFB application, xclock port)
  • Metacity-2.4.34
  • Java(TM) Plug-in Blackdown-1.4.1-01
  • Mozilla 1.3.1 compiled with XFT support
  • MPlayer 0.90 with a patched -vo directfb option (press key 'm' to minimize/maximize the window)
  • ...

11 Mar 2003 : ByzantineOS buildsystem r2.1 is out.

Changes:

 README.lfs_cramfs
 Config.directfbrc; Config.fb_modes; Config.pluggerrc-4.0
 README.devfs+modules; README.devfs; README.usbmouse (LFS HINTS)
 make _hwprobe option
 Static build option fixed (lfs.cramfs without '--strip-unneeded')
 Protozilla added (mozilla.tar.bz2) http://protozilla.mozdev.org
 make _alsa option
 GRUB 0.92
 snd-maestro3 & snd-maestro entries inside pcitable fixed
 1.44 MB boot image (byzantine.144)
 DirectFB-0.9.16
 New lfs.cramfs optimized for i386
 README.CROSSCOMPILING
 MPlayer-0.90rc4 + MPlayer-0.90rc4-fullscreen.patch
 Added symlink /Home/.mplayer/subfont.ttf -> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/LucidaSansRegular.ttf
 Missing /etc/pluggerrc-4.0 fixed

20 Feb 2003 : New ISO demo release

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum: i686
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • VIDEO: VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card
  • SOUND: any PCI card

Changes
  • ALSA-0.9.0rc7
  • hwprobe (a kudzu port which scans the pci bus for sound cards and nic)
  • XMMS-1.2.7 with ogg/vorbis support
  • MPlayer 0.90rc4
  • dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4

13 Feb 2003 : ByzantineOS buildsystem r1 is out.

This new release is based on LFS BOOK-4.0 and ByzantineOS. It is a bootable ByzantineOS ISO which loads a LFS dropin (lfs.cramfs).

The buildsystem contains all the basic packages from LFS BOOK-4.0 and all the extra packages which are required for ByzantineOS like XDirectFB, GTK, Sawfish, MPlayer, XMMS, and their dependencies.