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10th release (2015-11-14)

  • 4.2.6 kernel + reiser4 patch and btrfs delayed references patch (necessary for balance to work)
  • gcc-4.9.3
  • glibc 2.22-r1
  • linux-headers 4.3
  • Drivers:
    • added F2FS support
    • ndiswrapper still left out, no updates to ndiswrapper since 28/11/2013 - I didn’t even try compiling it
  • Added packages (miscellaneous forensic tools + ncdu)
    • app-forensics/cmospwd
    • app-forensics/examiner
    • app-forensics/foremost
    • app-forensics/lynis
    • app-forensics/mac-robber
    • app-forensics/magicrescue
    • app-forensics/memdump
    • app-forensics/scalpel
    • app-forensics/sleuthkit
    • app-forensics/volatility
    • app-forensics/yasat
    • app-forensics/zzuf
    • app-crypt/nasty
    • sys-block/whdd
    • sys-fs/ncdu
  • Removed packages:
    • sys-fs/xfsdump fails to compile due to locale settings, will probably be re-added in the next release

9th release (2013-02-07)

  • 3.11.10 kernel + reiser4 patch
  • gcc-4.8.2
  • glibc 2.17
  • linux-headers 3.12
  • Drivers:
    • added zfs filesystem support
    • ndiswrapper suspended/removed: not compatible with linux 3.11 as of build date (still 1.58 in portage)
    • gfs2-utils: libdlm generates conflicts with kernel headers at compile-time
  • Other notes:
    • back to selective unmask of packages (no more ~arch)
    • amd64 version only: less troubleshooting time, may re-add x86 version upon request

8th release (2011-03-04)

  • 2.6.37.2 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc-4.5.2
  • glibc 2.13-r1
  • linux-headers 2.6.36.1
  • Drivers:
    • NTFS in-kernel driver disabled, only ntfs3g support is now available
  • Other notes:
    • full ~arch build (instead of selective unmasking)
    • dev-util/metro is used for building the stages (instead of catalyst)
    • final strip phase disabled (except for /usr/portage and /usr/src): fully working stage3 setup + additional packages (about +100Mb per-CD)
    • versioning modified: now the release gets versioned with the release date

7th release (2010-03-16)

  • 2.6.33.1 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc 4.4.3
  • glibc 2.11-r1
  • linux-headers 2.6.33
  • TrueCrypt 6.3a
  • Added packages:
    • app-arch/pbzip2
    • app-arch/xz-utils
    • app-misc/dtach
    • app-misc/screen
    • app-misc/secure-delete
    • sys-process/acct
    • sys-process/atop
  • Drivers:
    • Re-added acx, acx-firmware, madwifi-ng, madwifi-ng-tools
  • Other notes:
    • btrfs-progs is a live snapshot and contains some fixes for the subvolume management (as far as I know, subvolume support is still incomplete)

6th release (2009-09-14)

  • 2.6.31 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc 4.4.1
  • glibc-2.10.1
  • linux-headers-2.6.30-r1
  • TrueCrypt 6.2a
  • “Suspended” drivers:
    • acx, acx-firmware

5th release (2009-04-07)

  • 2.6.29.1 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc 4.3.3-r2
  • glibc-2.9_p20081201-r2
  • linux-headers-2.6.28-r1
  • TrueCrypt 6.0a
  • Added Packages:
    • sys-fs/xfsdump
    • sys-fs/ecryptfs-utils
    • sys-fs/btrfs-progs
  • “Suspended” drivers:
    • madwifi-ng (modded the ebuild to compile against 2.6.29.1, but the new kernel release has changed internal structures -> avoiding to fix with broken hand-made patches)
    • madwifi-ng-tools (without madwifi-ng makes no sense)
  • Other notes:
    • btrfs has been included, along with the associated btrfs-progs package

4th release (2008-12-20)

  • 2.6.27.10 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc 4.3.2
  • glibc-2.9_p20081201
  • linux-headers-2.6.27-r2
  • Added packages:
    • app-admin/hddtemp
    • app-admin/testdisk
    • net-analyzer/bmon
    • net-analyzer/packit
    • net-analzer/tcptrack
    • net-wireless/wavemon
    • sys-apps/pv
    • sys-apps/smartmontools
    • sys-process/iotop
  • Added drivers:
    • madwifi-ng
    • madwifi-ng-tools
  • Removed drivers:
    • ipw3945: latest version does not compile against 2.6.27, the driver has been deprecated in favor of iwlwifi driver mantained by the kernel team
  • Other notes
    • keymap selection at boot has been fixed: it was my fault when writing the spec files, I did not realize the connection between the keymaps/consolefont init scripts and the impossibility to keep the selected keymap, that is done earlier at boot (even before rc scripts)
    • madwifi-ng has been reintegrated upon request

3rd release (2008-09-15)

  • 2.6.26.5 kernel + reiser4
  • gcc 4.3.1-r1
  • glibc-2.7-r2
  • linux-headers-2.6.26
  • Added packages:
    • app-arch/p7zip
    • sys-boot/grub
    • sys-power/acpitool
  • Removed drivers:
    • madwifi-ng / madwifi-ng-tools (ath5k is enough mature and madwifi-ng-0.9.4 doesn’t compile against 2.6.26)
  • Changes over default configuration:
    • e2fsprogs 1.41.1 (with subsequent dependencies: e2fslibs, com_err, ss)
  • Other notes:
    • e2fsprogs is included also in stage3, that means you’ll have to unmask that also to prevent downgrades (deps also)

2nd release (2008-06-16)

  • 2.6.25-reiser4-r5 (based upon 2.6.25.6, don’t let the name mislead you)
  • gcc 4.3.1
  • glibc-2.7-r2
  • linux-headers-2.6.25-r4
  • modularized whole PATA/SATA stuff (pay attention to new drivers naming scheme if you can’t find your drive)
  • added all new drivers that have been included in the kernel
  • madwifi-ng does work fine (tested)
  • Added packages:
    • net-analyzer/iftop
    • sys-power/powertop
    • sys-process/latencytop
  • Added drivers:
    • madwifi-ng (latest unstable)
    • madwifi-ng-tools (latest unstable)

1st release (2008-03-23)

  • Added drivers:
    • net-wireless/acx
    • net-wireless/acx-firmware (custom ov. ebuild)
    • sys-fs/dmraid
    • sys-fs/ntfs3g (latest unstable)
  • Added packages:
    • app-crypt/truecrypt
    • app-misc/wipe
    • net-misc/rsync
    • net-wireless/ndiswrapper
    • sys-apps/usbutils
    • sys-fs/hfsutils
    • sys-fs/parted
    • sys-process/htop
  • SCSI emulation, SCSI support and all RAID types are builtin (of course with raid targets support)
  • reiser4-sources 2.6.24-r4
  • gcc 4.2.3 (unstable)

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