Release Notes: Release Notes for a first preview of siduction 2011.1 'One Step Beyond'

Contributed by devil on Dec 21, 2011 - 03:09 PM

Where it comes from

We are excited to present to you the first release candidate of siduction, a new distribution based on our great mother Debian's Unstable branch and forked from aptosid. As the logo suggests, this is a community approach. Filled with life, that means for the community as well as with and from the community.

When we set out in July of 2011 to fork aptosid, we were not quite aware, how much work lay ahead of us. The first part of the way was setting up a new infrastructure, before we could actualy start working on the packages. Most of us had to learn many new things to pull this through, and here we are.

Where we are

This 1st release candidate (and the actual release) ship 3 Desktop Environments, KDE SC, XFCE and LXDE, all 3 in 32- and 64-bit versions. The first 2 flavours do not fit on a CD anymore, so it made no sense to go for lite and full versions. LXDE is meant to be lightweight anyways

The released images represent a snapshot of Debian Sid from 2011-12-21, enriched with a few useful packages and scripts, an installer and our own, patched version of kernel 3.1-5 and xserver

We have included KDE SC 4.7.2 from the QT-KDE repository, which, over the years, proved to be no more unreliable than Sid itself. There is 2 ways to handle upgrades: Looking at /etc/apt/sources.list.d, you will see a qt-kde.list.