Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bodhi Linux 1.4.0 Released

The end of March is approaching and that means our first quarter update release is here! As is the case with all our update release packages are fairly fresh. Enlightenment has been built from a fresh SVN pull from March 20th and the default Midori browser has been updated to the latest release:


A more current build of the Linux kernel is in use as well. We are using the 3.2.0-19 build from upstream Ubuntu sources this release:


Beyond that you will find current versions of other non-default software in our repositories including Firefox 11, Chromium 17 and LibreOffice 3.5

A new feature this LiveCD sports that previous releases lacked is the ability to boot fully into system memory (RAM). Selecting this option will take slightly long for the live environment to boot (and needs at least 512meg RAM) - but once it is fully loaded things will run much quicker than they do from the CD and you can even eject/remove the disc! Neat right?

We also implemented a number of minor improvements to the base system. These include resolving an issue that had prevented PCManFM's application menu from working:


E17's everything module calculator feature now works out of the box:


Enlightenment's notification module is now enabled by default in our profiles:


Our setup wizard got some much needed color improvements:


and finally - as always - the default theme selection got a rotation:


On the release schedule I posted back in December I detailed that we would be having one more update release (1.5.0) to our 10.04 base before Bodhi 2.0.0 releases based on Ubuntu 12.04 I am currently undecided if I still want this to be the case or if the team and I will move directly to working on 2.0.0 - at any rate don't expect our next stable release till some time in June!

Oh - almost forgot. If you want to download our 1.4.0 release you can find a directly download hosted via source forge here or I always like to recommend using (and seeding!) our high speed torrent download found here. Current users please remember this is simply an update release - meaning you can upgrade your current Bodhi release to 1.4.0 by following the instructions found here.

Cheers,
~Jeff Hoogland

31 comments:

  1. its the best distro yet please can you help with a epson sx445w wi fi printer install thanks john. keep up the good work.

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    1. Debugging a printer install is far beyond the scope of this comment section. Please make a post on our user forums.

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  2. ..one of the best distro in the world!!
    Thanks jeff for your work.
    thanks again!
    the system faster and more stable than I've ever tried!
    I miss just the bluray player ....
    after trying this distrubution I left everything else to die!
    thank you!

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  3. Bodhi Linux 2.0 will have support also for 5 years like Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ???

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    1. Dang you Jeff!!! I have a date tonight,
      and you have to release 1.4 TODAY?!?!?
      How can I choose??

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    1. For those of you that do audio/video/number crunching/run servers 64bit will come with Bodhi 2.0.0

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    2. YES!!!!!!! That was the only thing holding me back from Bodhi goodness.

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  5. gran bel lavoro da quando l'ho scoperta la consiglio a tutti

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  6. +1 long live E17

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  7. I'm from Ukraine, please add a normal keyboard layout configuration tool... is it possible?

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    1. There are a number of tools to change keyboard layout in the repository as well as methods for doing this detailed on or wiki and user forums.

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  8. Jeff, I have installed an older version of Bodhi but got frustrated at trying to set up a desktop similar to your desktop of the month. Is there a tutorial (kinda like Bodhi for dummies) on how to do this, to include how to change Icons and widgets?

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    1. The desktop of the month entires are created by our users - you should drop a post on our forums if you are having a difficult emulating a particular feature shown in one..

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  9. This is great news! Regarding the next release I'd very much prefer it to be 2.0 based on 12.04. Just my little opinion.
    It's geed to see these improvements especially the everything calculator. Well done!

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  10. Hi Jeff,

    Installed Bodhi 1.4 in usb using netbootin, however on boot it gave "can't find /dev/loop0", can't remember the exact message but something related to initramfs and then gave a limited shell. Somehow it was expecting to find custom.seed in /cdrom/preseed, however the usb had custom.seed in /preseed. I tried removing /cdrom from boot->edit, however it didn't help. I even tried "dd" to copy iso contents, but didn't give any positive output.

    Any idea how to get live usb?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi,
      Remove all partitions and create vfat on the disk (usb) and then use unetboot...
      Didn't work for me:
      mkfs.vfat /dev/usbdisk1

      Worked for me:
      mkfs.vfat /dev/usbdisk

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  11. Finally a distro that works out of the box on the latest Thinkpad Edge E320 -nice one

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    1. Is wifi work too?!? I have an E520 and I'm really hoping wifi will work with the updated kernel. I never had much luck before. I'm going to download and try it tomorrow.

      Jeff, I love Bohdi on my desktop and can't wait to use on my laptop. Great work.

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  12. same issue as Murali,
    i can't boot bodhi linux 1.4 from usb drive
    please jeff help me out......

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    1. Check your MD5sum of the disc download - Unetbootin works fine with the 1.4.0 disc.

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    2. already solved this problem using this application http://live.learnfree.eu/

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    3. I checked md5sum, it tallies but still same issue during boot. I tried with the app listed under http://live.learnfree.eu/, but even that didn't work. Strangely it worked for others, not sure what's wrong in my case. I'm able to use the same USB for creating live versions of other distros and they all work fine, so i can't say USB is defective.

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    4. Please open a request support ticket on our user forums. Debugging an issue like this is outside the scope of this comments section.

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  13. Hey Jeff,

    Is Bodhi-Arch rolling release idea is dead??

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    1. Building on top of distros other than Ubuntu was an idea we kicked around for a couple months right at our start - however due to a lack of community interest these ideas are now dead. We would much rather invest our time in our good product rather than splitting our focus into several less-good products.

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  14. @Murali check if the grub file is not installed in the usb

    @Jeff this is my first time using bodhi and is very good but i have issues whit virtual box and another think can i use the same file for key binding for all of my computhers
    thanks

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  15. We want the 2.0 ... no 1.5 ...

    2.0 LTS it is ...

    come baby we are waiting ... with ubuntu for android out, i can surely say BOdhi for android must come out soon and its gonna be very apt for devices like smartphones and tablets ....

    thick client applications are here to stay and thats where Bodhi/Ubuntu for android is a big plus ... create docs with full toolset rather than with the limited toolset available on the cloud based apps or native android apps ...

    I am sure Bodhi/Ubuntu for ARM will soon change the game ...

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  16. Bonjour Jeff. Je suis du Québec. J'adore le travail que vous faites. J'ai essayé la version 2.0.0 bêta et je n'ai pas l'icône de connection internet. Merci à vous.

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