We are very happy to ship a Christmas present to you today that took a couple of years to be delivered. The wish for a Gnome release grew, while sidux was still around. Back in the day, Gnome2 would easily break on upgrades to Debian unstable, so no one ever wanted to maintain that. Things got better over time and for the last three years one person was perpetually nagging us to do this release, and here it is. Angelescu Ovidiu (convbsd) is the man, and he will also maintain it.
The released images are a snapshot of Debian unstable, that also goes by the name of sid, from 2012-12-23. They are enhanced with some useful packages and scripts, our own installer and a custom patched version of the linux-kernel 3.7-1, accompanied by Xorg 7.7+1 with core 1.12.4-4. The release is available for download in 32-bit and and 64-bit versions What is special about this release?
There are two ways to start your gnome-session: * gnome-fallback, which implements the gnome2 look * gnome, which implements the gnome3 look and desktop-effects
To be able to start gnome as agnome3-session, your videocard must be accelerated. Users of ATI graphic cards must have firmware-linux-nonfree installed to be able to launch gnome3. By default in live mode gnome-fallback is started. After installation, gnome3 mode is enabled. That means, users of ATI cards must install firmware-linux-nonfree before starting the installer. Boot cheatcode "gnome" If you want to force a gnome3-session even in live mode, you can use the cheatcode gnome to the kernel-bootline. This does not work for users with ATI cards other than with a persistent overlay on a USB device. Shutdown and Logout of a gnome3-session
To be able to shutdown a gnome3-session, you must press the left alt-key on your keyboard and click on User in the upper right corner of your screen and then the Power Off-Menu. If you do not press alt, you will be offered Suspend instead of Power Off. What packages are we shipping
Besides Gnome 3.4.2 and the usual siduction package set there is the complete libre office suite, rhythmbox music player, braseo CD/DVD burner, totem movie player and gnome-games for some leisure time.