The Bodhi team and I are happy to announce the first pre-release (Read: Not suitable for daily usage machines
) of our next major release Bodhi Linux 2.0.0! This release is considered alpha quality and is intended to allow our community to help test this release before it becomes our "stable" version.
The goal of a new major release is not
to introduce ground breaking new features. The goal of a major Bodhi release is to allow our distro to transition to the next major Ubuntu LTS as a distro base. That is right folks - these ISO images are built on top of the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 (where is all previous Bodhi versions had been based on Ubuntu 10.04). The most noteworthy thing this release introduces is native support for 64bit. From this point forward all Bodhi releases will come in x86 and 64bit flavors.
Without further wait you can find these discs for download via source forge here.
Things to note with these CD images:
Not everything is going to work - we know this and so should you. The important thing is that when you find something that doesn't work let us know so we can fix it! The best solution for discussing issues you find is our user forums
(not the comments section on this post).
I had a minor brain fart when building the latest set of packages for this image - which means when you select Bodhi Linux->About
from the main menu, the version number still appears as "1.4.0", this numbering issue will be resolved within the next week via package manager updates.
The download size is large. Yep - there is nothing wrong with your eyes, those ISO images are kinda fat compared to previous Bodhi releases. This is because I have yet to start manually stripping out packages from the disc that aren't needed. That will be happening between now and the stable release (if you'd like to help with this, please feel free to post lists of pre-installed packages you notice that aren't needed).
The installer slides on the 32bit image have a permissions issue that prevents them from being displayed by the installer by default.
The network manager is not auto launching for the live user - it can be launched manually.
Network manager needs to be run with sudo to add connections - for a fix to this see here
I will update this list with known issues as they are found/reported.
Thanks for reading and helping us test! Lets make sure this next release is as stable (and awesome) as possible.