uruk gnu/linux 2.0

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alimiracle
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if we Solved a lot of problems,
if we coding for Thousand hours,
if we build good free Distro,
There's some much we can free.
. . . . These were just wishes and dreams For small people in this great universe
This was the start,
But we stop dreaming and wishing. and start coding,
To achieve our dreams ,
The ideas started flowing, Like the waters of the river.
we made uruk project,
and build Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0,
It was unuxpectable big success .
Been a long time for this event,
We grew up, and the project grew up with us.
At this time we worked a lot, and we made great changes.
The big change came today,
yes today,
it's Uruk GNU/Linux code name 2.0 "lugalbanda" ,
We use "lugalbanda" as a code name for this release,
lugalbanda is a character found in Sumerian mythology and literature in ancient Iraqi history .
it's came with many changes like :
1- Build new repository for Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0
2- linux-libre 4.9.66 lts
3- gcc 7
4- mate 1.12.1
5- Abrowser 57
6- New welcome screen
7- replace MDM with LightDM as a default DM
8- New control center
9- Guix Installer
10- New customization with new themes,cursor and wallpapers.
11- Came with many useful apps as default like:
thunderbird, deluge, ffmulticonverter, vlc, libreoffice, rose crypt, uruk cleaner, AIA, diskman indicator, lightdm setting, gimp, upms, . . . and more.
download it:
https://urukproject.org/dist/index.html
if you have any Bug or Issues:
https://urukproject.org//bt/login_page.php
if you have any suggestions or missing packages, you can send it via mailing list.

have fun and be free
ali miracle

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On 05/12/17 20:11, wrote:
> Should I be worried about using an operating system from Iraq? My mom
> says not to install it.

Haha!, next version will be named Akkad. :'-D

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Ignacio Agulló · agullo [at] ati [dot] es

JadedCtrl
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What? No. Just because Ali lives in Iraq doesn't mean his OS is malicious or anything like that.

Magic Banana

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Tell your mom it would make way more (although still little) sense to boycott what comes from a country that makes up weapons of mass destruction to invade a country, takes control of its oil (the real objective) and, along the way, causes the death of half a million civilians.

Heather

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:'(

It's a great distro even without the literary and historical references:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugalbanda

and the English Language support is superb.

Dave_Hunt

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I would not worry about the fact that the authors of Uruk from Iraq. This being a fully-free system, I suppose you could audit the sources for insecurities or mallice.

mason

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But the CIA has confirmed that Uruk's repository contains Weapons of Mass Destruction(tm)! MSNBC told me!

mason

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Installation took multiple tries (as has Trisquel's graphical installer on my machine. A text installer like Trisquel has would be great.) but worked in the end. The screen reader was enabled by default as in Flidas, but was easily removed from startup applications. During # ~/Desktop/Guix-install.sh I got

mv: invalid option -- 'r'
Try 'mv --help' for more information.
cp: cannot stat '/root/.guix-profile/lib/systemd/system/guix-daemon.service': No such file or directory
Failed to start guix-daemon.service: Unit guix-daemon.service not found.

after which $ guix package -i hello givesbash: guix: command not foundso that script did not successfully install GUIX.

Apart from that everything looks great so far.

mason

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I've had a chance to try some of the features that are supposed to be different from Trisquel.

(1) mate configuration and control center
The default mate configuration is indeed better than Trisquel's. WIN launches a menu with items grouped into "system," "places," and "applications", plus a search bar that can launch applications. Uruk Control Center looks nice and is intuitive.

(2) package manager simulator
Runningsudo pacman -S icecatinstalled IceCat as expected.

(3) installing from source
Tested with this.u-src youtube-viewer-3.3.1.tar.gzgets stuck atchmod: cannot access 'configure': No such file or directory
sudo: ./configure: command not found
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.
/usr/bin/u-src: 14: cd: can't cd to pwd
rm: cannot remove 'youtube-viewer-3.3.1': No such file or directory

(4) guix installer
Did not work, as described in my previous comment.

(5) being finished
I'm not sure how Uruk 2 can be considered out of beta, or even out of alpha, when it has all of the same missing and broken packages as Trisquel 8 alpha.

Dave_Hunt

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Glad to hear the quick review; here's my first impression:

I started the live system, made using the DD command and a USB drive. Screen reader and music cme up as expected; this is what I wanted. Mate desktop, menus, and control center work nicely. My Think Penguin USB wifi adaptor is not recognized, and I cannot connect, yet, lsusb shows it to be present. I have not yet tried a wired connection. Your observation that installation took many attempts gives me pause re: installing onto a machine having UEFI. What did you do, in the final attempt, that resulted in a working system?

mason

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I used Startup Disk Creator. DD seems to work better, but I wanted to see if SDC worked as well, which it does.

With Trisquel 7, Trisquel 8, and Uruk, my ThinkPad X60 has had trouble making it through the installation without freezing when I use the graphical installer. It may have something to do with overheating, as the fan is always on high when it happens. Trisquel has a text installer that works much better. However, it only took a few tries to make it through the Uruk installation. I didn't do anything differently the last time. My machine doesn't have UEFI, so I don't know if that would make a difference.

Trisquel 8 doesn't have firmware-ath9k-htc packaged yet, so Uruk doesn't either. You can build it or install via the deb file from https://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-ath9k-htc

If you don't have access to ethernet, you could download the source or deb file on another computer and transfer it over.

Dave_Hunt

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Thanks fot the direction to the htc firmware packge; I'll download it and keep it handy. The machine with UEFY fcn't seem to install anyting Trisquel-- 7 won't even boot, and 8/Uruk graphical installer gets stuck. My old netbook runs everything Trisquelish perfectly.

Lain
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I tried this out on an old elitebook I had lying around. Works great. The default desktop environment is nice, but I installed i3wm instead. Working great so far.

garfilth
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Riba Linux has just released an overview video of Uruk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vikeRHMEJM

niyasc
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I tried the live image of Uruk 2.0. It is much better comparing to earlier release. Overall appearance looks much promising.

Some observations/suggestions/comments
- The Uruk Welcome App did n't start on live system login. Later I found it on menu. Is it configured to start after installation only?
- It is nice to see that, Uruk includes VLC media player by default. Is it 100% libre application? If so, why Trisquel is not including it as a universal media player?
- How about replacing Mint App Menu (I forgot name for that menu) with Whisker Menu developed by Solus? Is there any legal or free software policy issue?

Anyway, I had a nice time while exploring Uruk. The team (or just a person? I'm not sure) has done a great work. Even when giants like Fedora fails to do proper QA, Uruk is doing better.

While exploring live image, I have capture some screenshots and published it here. Please have a look.

http://www.distroscreens.com/2017/12/uruk-gnulinux-20-lugalbanda-screenshots.html

hayderctee
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>The Uruk Welcome App did n't start on live system login. Later I found it on menu. Is it configured to start after installation only?
Yes

>How about replacing Mint App Menu (I forgot name for that menu) with Whisker Menu developed by Solus? Is there any legal or free software policy issue?

This menu depends on newer packages than in Uruk or Trisquel repositorys, because Uruk 2.0 based on Trisquel 8.0, That's mean Ubuntu 16.04, and this menu running on ubuntu 17.04 or later.

niyasc
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Okey, cool. Thanks for the reply

MD. SHAHIDUL ISLAM
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install-guix.sh (or whatever it was called) did not work.

calher
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I'd like a copy of install-guix.sh. I hate following the Guix manual
every time I install Trisquel.