Well, final is pretty much ready. Here's the draft RELEASE-NOTES. Comments/corrections appreciated. We'll have to get the site updated too...
BLAG Linux And GNU
Brixton Linux Action Group
BLAG30000 has been released: BLAG 100% Free Software.
Grab it from one of these locations:
ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/lin ... -30000.iso
BLAG30000 (iceberg) is based on Fedora Core 3 and uses packages from DAG,
FreshRPMS, and Newrpms. It includes all Fedora updates as of time
BLAG30000 Series Features
BLAG is a single CD GNU/Linux distribution based on Fedora
Core 3. It includes everything a desktop user would "expect"
on a system and more. It has common server packages and handy
utils that admins like.
apt - Great way to automatically update your system, or add new packages.
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get update && apt-get install [my favorite package]
synaptic - Nice graphical front-end to apt. Install more software
using ATrpms/DAG/Dries/FreshRPMS/newrpms repositories!
rpm - RedHat Package Manager
yum - yum update, yum install, etc.
Audio & Video
streamtuner - Tune into Internet radio stations
streamripper - and rip what you're tuned to
audacity (and others) for sound editing with lots of plugins
mplayer and xine for video playback
ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
dvgrab - Use DV camera and download movies
kino - Basic video editor
effectv - Cool realtime video effects
MuSE - DJ your own Internet radio station
grip - Rip CDs into mp3 or ogg files
gtkpod - iPod manager
hasciicam - ASCII art video conferencing :)))
perl-dvd-rip - Rip DVDs
xmms - Music (mp3, aac, ogg) player, with BLURSK screen effects
gimp - THE Linux image editor
sodipodi - vector graphics
abiword - word processing
gnumeric - spreadsheet
graveman/cdrecord/nautilus - burn CDs
scribus - Desktop Publishing
thunderbird - Mail client
firefox & Mozilla - Surf the 'net
xchat, gaim - chat clients
Peer to Peer filesharing - bittorrent, amule
Mozilla Composer, bluefish - Create web pages
gurlchecker - validate links on your site
airsnort, airtraf, kismet
Gnome, XFce, blackbox, plus some extremely lightweight desktops
gpg, aes, apg, srm, chkrootkit, cryptsetup
Apache - The #1 webserver on the Internet, with PHP
MySQL - Great database server (with mysqlcc GUI)
Darwin Streaming Server - Streams audio & video
icecast - Serve mp3 streams (Internet Radio)
atalk - appletalk filesharing
vsftpd - ftp daemon
postfix - SMTP
imap - 143/tcp
openssh - of course
BLAG includes the latest Fedora kernel at time of release.
You can do a "regular" install by booting off the CD, hitting enter,
and going through the steps. Or, if you want to do it quickly on a system
that is blag-only, you can do an automajick install.
Four categories: miniblag, deskblag, serverblag, and blagblagblag
allow you to install the distro without having to answer /any/
questions or configure anything.
Hit F6 at boot: for more details. It will AUTO-ERASE your system.
miniblag is the smallest install at less than 350 Megs.
deskblag installs a Gnome desktop with all the typical apps
serverblag installs all the server daemons but no GUI
blagblagblag installs everything on the CD
Automajick upgrades from CD
Type "upgrade" at the "boot:" prompt of the CD.
Or you can use the "regular" upgrade steps, by hitting <enter>
at the boot: prompt of the CD.
After upgrading, optionally, run these commands as root to get things
good & in sync (needs 'net connection):
apt-get -f install
A developers DVD, which includes all BLAG, all Fedora, all source,
and other goodies is available.
April 9th, 2005