After 11 months of development, I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Redcore Linux Hardened 2401 (codename Tarazed) stable ISO. Not much has changed on the surface, the distribution works and looks the same, however this cycle saw lots of work under the hood. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to one particular individual, who made a hobby in finding bugs in Sisyphus', our package manager, codebase.
Your detailed reports helped tremendously to iron out issues. You know who you are, and please, keep the bug reports coming.
- resync with Gentoo Linux' testing tree as of 21.01.2024
- linux kernel v6.6.13 LTS as default, v6.1 LTS and v5.15 LTS available in repositories, for those who want an older kernel
- glibc v2.37, gcc v13.2.0, binutils v2.40, clang/llvm v17.0.6, rust v1.74.1 based toolchain
- latest mesa, xorg, xwayland and wayland based graphical stack
- pipewire is now the default sound server implementation, replacing both pulseaudio and jack, modernising the sound stack
- openssl v3 is now default, moving away from the good old openssl v1
- ffmpeg v6 is now default, moving away from the good old ffmpeg v4
- landlock LSM is now enabled by default in our kernel builds, allowing applications to make use of it
- sisyphus' backend was completely rewritten from scratch, decoupling it completely from the frontend, providing an improved and significantly cleaner API
- sisyphus provides suggestions if the name of the package you typed is not quite right
- sisyphus allows installation of packages without marking them as being explicitly installed
- sisyphus no longer silently bail when packages have identical names, but different categories
- sisyphus no longer silently bail when a package cannot be removed due to reverse dependencies
- sisyphus and portage now properly exchange configuration information without stepping on each other's toes
Known issues :
- hardware acceleration must be enabled in virtual machine environment for the live session to function properly
Ending notes :
Gentoo Linux finally did it. They announced a repository of binary packages, and it is used by default on new installations, with an option to ignore the binaries as if they never existed. Maybe Redcore Linux played a role in influencing that decision, maybe it didn't. If they did it 10 years ago, it is likely that Redcore Linux would have never existed. However, at this time, we will be continuing doing what we've been doing for the past years, and try to bring Gentoo Linux to the masses. Having multiple options is healthy.