That being said, we are very interested in user feedback on our first couple pre-release discs for this version. Because we have a new major release we are trying a few different things that we want your input of. Features of note in this 3.0.0 alpha image that different from our Bodhi 2.x.y base:
- Ubuntu 14.04 base
- E19 pre-release replaces E17
- No more manual profile/theme selection at start up
- eConnman replaces nm-applet
- Pulseaudio replaces alsa as the default audio system
- Matrilineare replaces MaXo-Remix as the default icon set
- LightDM replaces LXDM as the display manager
- eSudo replaces gksudo
A few screenshots:
The best place to give feedback regarding this release is in our 3.0.0 pre-release forum section. Let us know what you think about these changes or let us know if you have suggestions for improvement. For this first release I've only prepared a 32bit PAE enabled ISO image. Starting with our beta release next month we will provide a non-PAE, PAE and 64bit disc image like we do for all official releases.
Also - don't forget you still have until the end of this month to donate and be entered in our Chromebook raffle!
I put in VB.Little buggy, but is alpha.Let's see in future as it moves. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment, but this is a perfect example of non-constructive feedback. What is buggy? What is an issue that you can reproduce on command that is not intended behavior?Delete
Without accurate, useful bug reports things will never get fixed.
did you just say E19
Yep. E18 released as stable in December of last year and E19 is slated for completion some time this summer. We are helping test it with our pre-releases for 3.0.0 so all of its kinks can be ironed out in time for our own stable release.Delete
I am not using only Uberstudent 3.0 since the current version of Bodhi does not recognize my Wi-Fi network. When using Bodhi 1.6 i did never get that issue. Please, let Bodhi be better with hardware recognition of Wi-Fi cards. And keep pushing with this absolutely awesome project! PS: I have two wishes and completely particular petitions. I would enjoy if Bodhi could add the application Jaxodraw AND if it could have some more specific packages for education by "Quick install". Of course, you can customize it yourself, but it would be a great idea to have more "branches" or flavors. Anyway, I am quite satisfied with the current ones excepting some specific requirements..ReplyDelete
Our hardware support comes from directly upstream - we take Ubuntu's kernel as is. If you are having trouble with a particular piece of hardware you should open a support request on our forums.Delete
We are also currently looking for feedback on the contents of our app center if you think there is something missing that would make a good addition you should suggest it there.
will grab the alpha in a few hours jeff and check it out i am very happy with the way 2.4 is working on my lenovo sl500 hoping when 3.0 becomes final it will be as perfect.ReplyDelete
seems that lightdm-gtk-greeter seems to be missing a session-badge there in the screenshot.
If you can tell me the name of your session I can add one for you.
Otherwise, looks great! :)
We are actually hoping to replace lightdm with the EFL login manager entrance before our release, so not much went into that one.Delete
What to do with wlan support, only can use 5 meters from router???ReplyDelete
I have had many issues but know this is because of the alpha version used. My screen will go dark with just a mouse cursor. My mouse pointer will usually look like an I before this happens. This usually happens when using the browser and trying to download some thing but at other times as well. I had updated it with the updates that were available. One problem I have as well is installing the citrix receiver but know this happens with the Ubuntu based alpha releases and this is usually fixed by the time the beta comes out. Because of these issues I did not have much time to play with it. I would like a lighter background but this might already be possible but since I had so many issues had to load up some thing else instead. I did like how light the browser background was as in some OS's I have trouble reading what is written on the screen because it is so dark. I do like that you are using the latest version of every thing and I will try again when the beta version is released.ReplyDelete
The forums seem to be down? (As well as packages.bodhilinux.com, so apt-get update fails). Anyone working on those?ReplyDelete
Our main server went down this morning. Looking into why.Delete
Will this make this distro heavy? I mean can i use it on a netbook!ReplyDelete
I started using bodhi just 3 months back and i just luv it
The alpha has yet to go through all of our performance optimizations yet and it still uses less than 128mb of RAM at start up.Delete
Why not make it Debian based??ReplyDelete
Why build on Debian? What do you gain?Delete
I know that elive is based on Debian. It looks nice but they expect you to pay to install it.Delete
Downloading now. Looking forward to testing it. Will users of the current stable branch have to re-install once this is released or will they be able to upgrade?ReplyDelete
Bodhi is only semi-rolling in release. New major releases require a reinstall.Delete
Works well, tried it a bit, the only problem I have is with e18, when running in OpenGL, I have an Intel on-board graphics card, it's very slow, like 10 times slower than on software rendering (not the card's fault, when I run glxgears w/out e18 on OpenGL its working OK -> 60fps), I will investigate more on that, anyway, it's not bodhi's fault.ReplyDelete
Maybe add something cultural to it also, some software for books, I am tired of just the music/movie stuff.
I love it anyway, and looking forward to the stable release, it is very smooth and elegant.
Jeff, will there also be a Chromebook c720 variant of Bodhilinux 3 available? Please if so also include the touchscreen driver.ReplyDelete
There will be a Chromebook variant starting with our beta release at the end of this month.Delete
what about 64 bitDelete
To quote the post:Delete
Starting with our beta release next month we will provide a non-PAE, PAE and 64bit disc image like we do for all official releases.
Bodhi linux is one of the best linux distro ever, if not the single best there is...ReplyDelete
I wish I could download bodhilinux out of the box dvd... You may say I could use other methods to install it to a system without internet... but, is it possible for a complete offline install mode, out of the box experience mode? I love Sabayon linux because it's
1. out of the box dvd
2. rolling release
I wish bodhi linux comes with
1. out of the box dvd
Bodhilinux app center is simply awesome I wish you could add them to a single bodhilinux dvd compilation.ReplyDelete
Please consider adding a dvd version with all the great apps preconfigured in the dvd
Would it be not nice to allow Bodhi 2.x users to have E18 updates in between. I understand Bodhi is not a rolling release,, but still I would like to have new E17 without breaking my existing Bodhi. Also I will hesitate to upgrade my distro to next Bodhi release. It is too much work.ReplyDelete
In the same way provide E18 updates to 2.x Bodhi users is too much work for you.
E18 has existed in the Bodhi 2.x testing repos for a long time now.Delete