SLAMPP on DistroWatch.com (2)

What a great news I have this Sunday morning. I just visited DistroWatch.com and found that they already published a distribution release news about SLAMPP. That’s probably the reason why the download traffic has increased so fast lately.

Thanks Ladislav for mentioning SLAMPP. Now, waiting for being ‘slashdotted’. πŸ™‚

Updates

  1. Nov 20, 2005 @ 12:00 CET
  2. Nov 21, 2005 @ 14:30 CET
    SLAMPP is in this week DistroWatch.com’s weekly newsletter.

The first 50 GB is exceeded

Amazingly the first 50 GB of download is exceeded today on the first day of the new release of SLAMPP. The mirror site I make over here at http://iso.kyantonius.com has resulted some downtime for my whole website, including all subdomains reside in it. Something I didn’t expect before. Thanks God, my hosting provider, Hosting Zero, has responded my request very fast and gave me their superb assistance to get my website online again. I even get bandwith upgrade. πŸ™‚

Let’s hope everything is running well now.

SLAMPP 1.1 is released

SLAMPP Live CD

Through this posting I proudly announce you the newest version of SLAMPP. This version contains some new applications, features and hopefully will fix the known bugs reported so far to me. Furthermore, I consider this release as a maintenance release over the previous one, so let’s hope all things will run smoothly.

As I only tested it on my own machines which only are equipped with IDE drives, it is possible that some people would have problems using SLAMPP, but I will do as best as I can to solve the problems together with you. Just report what difficulties you have and don’t forget to mention on which machine you tried to run the SLAMPP on. SLAMPP uses kernel 2.6.13.2 which supports SCSI, SATA and RAID, so it will detect your drives automatically. If it doesn’t, just check the the rc.modules under /etc/rc.d/ directory and uncomment things you think you have on your machines which are still commented there. Reboot the computer after that. Or, you can always have a look whether kernel supports your hardware built-in or as modules in .config file under /usr/src/linux directory. If it is built as module, then just do ‘modprobe’ things.

As noticed, the size of latest release now is a little bit bigger than the previous release. That’s because I added some office and multimedia applications which I thought might be useful if you carry SLAMPP on daily basis. Of course you might disagree with this decision and therefore please accept my apology for doing this. To compensate the whole thing, a ‘lite‘ version of SLAMPP will be available soon. It will contain the necessary servers and have Xfce or Fluxbox for desktop environment.

All information about the new release can be found on wiki.
Changelog
Packages

Download
Get the latest version of SLAMPP over here at http://iso2.kyantonius.com.

Other mirrors will be synced soon. I will let you know when it happens.

That will be all for now. I hope this release of SLAMPP can meet (most of) your expectations. Let me know if you have something to say. πŸ™‚

Have a nice weekend!

SLAMPP on DistroWatch.com

What a great news I have today! At least for me and SLAMPP. πŸ™‚

DistroWatch.com has mentioned SLAMPP on its weekly opinion this week and put it on the waiting list.

This news is kind of suprising me as I personally never submitted any information about SLAMPP to DistroWatch.com and asked them to have SLAMPP included in their linux list. The main reason why I didn’t do that mainly because I thought, in the beginning nobody or maybe only some people would take SLAMPP seriously. Others would think SLAMPP is just a rip-off of SLAX and therefore it doesn’t deserve to be mentioned. Anyway apart from this thinking, I just wanted to let you know and hope those people who share negative opinion on SLAMPP could understand that this project is mine and I have rights to do whatever I want. I do have respect and credit for all projects that have been used to compile SLAMPP and have no intention whatsoever to take them into jeopardy and even disgrace them. So, as long as the owners of the projects themselves don’t complain that their projects are used on SLAMPP, why should you? πŸ™‚ Beside that, SLAMPP is my playground to learn Linux and its system.

SLAMPP 1.0 is released!

Latest update (24/09/2005 – 01.57 AM):
Download is already resumed now. Please download the iso file through the link provided below.

SLAMPP Live CD!I’m pleased to let you all know that SLAMPP is finally finished and now available for public download. I hope this release will become a milestone for the next steps of development. As mentioned before, SLAMPP is a generic linux distribution based on SLAX, uses original packages from Slackware’s current repository and can be run off CD-ROM drive. The main focus of SLAMPP is to provide easy tool to setup a home server or even for a small office one. It is designed so that someone with a little knowledge of Linux and server administration can also do the work or tasks of professional ones. Despite that, one must admit that mastering Linux will take much of your time and energy. So be prepared and let’s hope that SLAMPP can cut off that steep learning curve.

Below you will find some highlights of SLAMPP 1.0:

– Slackware 10.2
– Kernel 2.6.12.2
– Xfce 4.2.2
– Apache 1.3.33
– PHP 4.4.0
– Perl 5.8.7
– Python 2.4.1
– MySQL 4.1.14
– Sendmail 8.13.4
– Dovecot 0.99.14
– Webmin 1.220
– Virtualmin 2.601
– Bluefish 1.0.2
– Nvu 1.0PR
– Hard disk installation scripts
– SSL certificate generator scripts
– FireHOL R5 1.226
– Blender, Inkscape
– The GIMP 2.2.8
Complete list of installed packages.

Download SLAMPP now! (285 MB)
Latest version: 1.0 (September 19, 2005)
md5: 76e6086307c0819b855d13e6104a7db8

BitTorrent download will be available soon.

You can get more information about SLAMPP on SLAMPP Wiki.

While you are maybe downloading SLAMPP at this moment, I wish you all a happy use and please let me know if you found some bugs, or have some suggestions for improvement in the future.

Thank you!

SLAMPP’s update

I’m sorry to let you know that SLAMPP will be released a little bit late than it was planned. I was going to do that at the end of this month, but because of some circumstances around my personal life, I have to make choice.

For people who are curious what SLAMPP is, I already put some information about it on this page, http://slampp.abangadek.com. Please provide your comments for the improvement of this live CD. Furthermore, I would like to thank Mas Harry for his kindness letting me host the development of SLAMPP on his server.

Below you will find the new logo that will be used for promo.
SLAMPP Live CD

You are free to use the image in the way you like to help me promoting SLAMPP. Thank you in advance.

In the meantime, please be patient and let’s hope everything would be fine. πŸ™‚

Coming soon: SLAMPP Live CD!

At the moment I’m trying to develop a small and generic linux distro which will run directly from CDROM and has a possibility to be installed on harddisk. Unfortunately I’m not going to tell you now more about this until it’s finished. But from the image, I’m sure, you are able to see what it is going to be. πŸ™‚

Does anybody have some interests to help me by hosting and distributing this live CD on his/her server?

Update: 07-07-2005
Image is removed. I don’t have any intention whatsoever to infringe the trademark of other’s. So, until further noticed, please remove the same image you’ve taken here on any place you put it. I will create a new image with a new look soon to replace the existing image. My apology to any party involved in this issue. The development itself is still going on and I hope I could release the distro at the end of this month if nothing bad happens. Wish me luck. πŸ˜€