LibertyBSD 5.8 Release

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orthogonal
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It is with great happiness that alimiracle and I would like to announce the release of LibertyBSD 5.8. Check it out at http://libertybsd.net

SuperTramp83

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very good !!!
Keep the work up and happy hacking +11

jbar
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Great! Thanks for contributing to free software community.

vita_cell
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And what about FreeBSD? I never tryed anyBSD, why to use BSD?

Someone tested it on librebooted computer?

lembas
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Full of blobs, not recommended.

lembas
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Full of blobs, not recommended.

Mangy Dog

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Thanks & Bravo!
+ to Jadectrl & alimiracle for deblobbing the ports
this Gives a good motivation to 1st try at BSD :-)

jxself
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Please make it work with libreboot. :)

https://libreboot.org/faq/#bsd

The kernel named Linux can work just fine without a Video BIOS.

alimiracle
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ok
I will try

orthogonal
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Good luck. Maybe it would be better to do the development against OpenBSD, instead of LibertyBSD, so that upstream gets the patches and it gives us less development work every new release. Kind of like how libreboot doesn't accept patches that would be useful to coreboot.

orthogonal
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Good luck. Maybe it would be better to do the development against OpenBSD,
instead of LibertyBSD, so that upstream gets the patches and it gives us less
development work every new release. Kind of like how libreboot doesn't accept
patches that would be useful to coreboot.

alimiracle
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ok
I will try

pizzaiolo
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Fantastic job! Are you applying for FSF-approval?

Is there a link to discussions in this sense?

JadedCtrl
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Yea-- any news on approval, orthogonal?

From the website:

"* Is LibertyBSD a "FSF-approved" distro?
No. We're trying to get it approved, though."

orthogonal
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Yeah. I haven't taken any steps recently about that. I spoke to jxself about it a while ago, but it never resolved.

So, jxself:
Is there anything else that I need to do to get FSF approved?

pizzaiolo
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Probably post in an FSF mailing list for evaluation.

jxself
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orthogonal
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Okay, done. Can you give an estimate of how long the approval process will take?

jxself
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At least several months.

davidnotcoulthard (not verified)
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.....and out of curiousity, how many months are we into that now (and, if foreseeable, how many are left)?

jxself
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Not really. It is very hard to predict this stuff, especially if changes need to be made because that raises issues of how quickly any concerns are addressed. It looks like at least one has already been identified so it seems the ball is back in orthogonal's court.

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Not really. It is very hard to predict this stuff, especially if changes need
to be made because that raises issues of how quickly any concerns are
addressed. It looks like at least one has already been identified so it seems
the ball is back in orthogonal's court.

davidnotcoulthard (not verified)
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.....and out of curiousity, how many months are we ino that now (and, if
foreseeable, how many are left)?

jxself
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At least several months.

orthogonal
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Okay, done. Can you give an estimate of how long the approval process will
take?

jxself
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pizzaiolo
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Probably post in an FSF mailing list for evaluation.

orthogonal
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It is with great happiness that alimiracle and I would like to announce the
release of LibertyBSD 5.8. Check it out at http://libertybsd.net

orthogonal
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Yeah. I haven't taken any steps recently about that. I spoke to jxself about
it a while ago, but it never resolved.

So, jxself:
Is there anything else that I need to do to get FSF approved?

JadedCtrl
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Yea-- any news on approval?

From the website:

"* Is LibertyBSD a "FSF-approved" distro?
No. We're trying to get it approved, though."

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Hi,

This is very nice, OpenBSD is a very attractive BSD distribution, but it's non-free. It's the BSD distribution I'm the most attracted to.

As for libreboot support, it should be possible to add it, just by using coreboot with the right options, SeaBIOS, SeaVGABIOS and just installing libreBSD normally.

I found that the SeaVGABIOS option rom works better when the GPU is in native mode (not in VGA mode).

I'd like to try it, I guess I'll do when it's RYF.
As famous videos show, OpenBSD only takes 5min to install anyway, so I don't think libreBSD would take much longer.

(edited for clarity)

Denis.

GNUtoo
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It seem supported only for amd64:
http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.8/

Some libreboot laptops would be left behind.

Is there some i386 version, or how to bootstrap i386?

PS: For bugreporting non-free stuff it's here:
http://libertybsd.net/#contact

(edited v2)

Denis.

SuperTramp83

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very good !!!
Keep the work up and happy hacking +11

jbar
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Great! Thanks for contributing to free software community.

vita_cell
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And what about FreeBSD? I never tryed anyBSD, why to use BSD?

Mangy Dog

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Thanks & Bravo!
+ to Jadctrl & alimiracle for deblobbing the ports
this Gives a good motivation to 1st try at BSD :-)

jxself
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Please make it work with libreboot. :)

pizzaiolo
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Fantastic job! Are you applying for FSF-approval?

Is there a link to discussions in this sense?

GNUtoo
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Joined: 11/10/2009

Hi,

This is very nice, OpenBSD is a very attractive BSD distribution, but it's
non-free. It's the BSD distribution I'm the most attracted to.

As for libreboot support, it should be possible to add it, just by using
coreboot with the right options, SeaBIOS, SeaVGABIOS and just installing
libreBSD normally.

I found that the SeaVGABIOS option rom works better when the GPU is in native
mode (not in VGA mode).

I'd like to try it, I guess I'll do when it's RYF.
OpenBSD only takes 5min to install anyway, so I don't think libreBSD would
take much longer.

Denis.

GNUtoo
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Joined: 11/10/2009

It seem supported only for amd64:
http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.8/

Some libreboot laptops would be left behind.

Is there some i386 version, or how to bootstrap i386?

Denis.

pizzaiolo
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Orthogonal, you should submit LibertyBSD to DistroWatch: https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=submit

Magic Banana

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It was submitted on 2016-02-03. But given the long waiting list (the oldest submission still in the list was on 2007-10-30!), one have to be patient... or "buy an advertising banner": http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=submit