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Old 07-17-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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New distro , OpenRC , romanian , binaries, LXqt desktop , 1.8 gb dvd ...

Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.

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Old 08-06-2017, 08:14 AM   #2
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Gentoo is DIY distro. The installer configures and options everything to suit his/her hardware and software needs, resulting in a unique installation. That's the idea of Gentoo, it is pretty much LFS with convenience of great tools provided by Gentoo developers.

Any binary Linux distribution "based on Gentoo" defeats the whole idea of Gentoo.
Old 08-07-2017, 03:48 AM   #3
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the website doesn't work without javascript enabled.
the wiki & bugtracker are empty.
the distro appears to be 1 month old.
the UX most probably won't be very satisfying.
let's wait another year or so and see how they get going.
Old 08-28-2017, 03:47 PM   #4
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New snapshot : 1708

English language announcement!

Hey there folks!

I have the pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1708 ISO image is now ready and available for download from usual place. This release focuses on polishing the overall look'n'feel and out of the box experience of the distribution. New features are still present though. Here is a brief changelog since Redcore Linux 1706 :
- resync with Gentoo stable portage tree (27.08.2017)
- linux kernel LTS 4.9.40 with BFQ && UKSM enabled by default
- linux kernel 4.12.x available in the repository, for those who may want to use newer kernels
- early CPU microcode updates are now enable by default for both Intel and AMD, this should improve the overall stability
- graphics stack updated to mesa 17.1.7, llvm 4.0.1, libdrm 2.4.83, xorg-server 1.19.3
- better WIFI conectivity support, broadcom, mediatek && ralink chips should now work out of the box
- better encryption support via our out of tree calamares openrc module (the installer can now create an encrypted /home partition and configure openrc to unlock it at boot)
- networkmanager + nm-applet added to repository for those who may find the default connman + cmst a bit unusual
- sisyphus-gui (our graphical package manager) gained a search bar to quickly find available packages
- booting && installing on 32bit EFI machines should now just work, all bits are in place, not enough testing was performed though
- default theme is now based on Numix instead of Greybird, so we have an overall better integrated look across the distribution
- a package cache cleaning mechanism is now enabled by default, so large upgrades won't take up most of available free disk space
- unetbootin is now once more able to properly write the iso image to a thumb drive, alongside dd, isowriter and rufus
- localization is now expanded to cover pretty much all languages, previous versions only supported English and Romanian, so now you can install Redcore in whatever language you may want
- live mode will only boot in English in Romanian though (still...this will be expanded with next release)
- fix unable to change the timezone
- fix unable to enable NTP syncronisation
- fix enabling autologin during installation didn't actually work

Note : the installer will now look for at least 20Gb HDD space and at least 2Gb RAM memory, it will refuse to proceed if those requirements aren't met !!!
Old 09-03-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
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Anyone knows login + password?

I could not see it at the homepage today (3. September 2017).
Old 09-03-2017, 04:27 PM   #6
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* After starting the LIVE session you choose your username and password:

User: redcore
Password: redcore
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:15 AM   #8
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rebased the distribution on Gentoo 17.0 hardened profile
Since the "hardened" profiles are increasingly harder to maintain since grsecurity's patches went MIA, I don't think they should have done that.
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In order to change Redcore into Gentoo, you need to switch to source mode, using vasile:
vasile --srcmode
In more clear terms, it will transform your Redcore system into pure Gentoo. Binary packages from the repository will be ignored, and you will only install packages building from portage tree using emerge. It will fetch the full portage tree, the overlay and portage configuration files and adjust /etc/portage/make.conf for ebuild only usage.



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