Code-name announcement and other updates on Drauger OS 7.5.1

Happy Monday to everyone! Here are some updates on Drauger OS 7.5.1.

Code-name

First up, the code-name for Drauger OS 7.5.1 will be “Zombi”. This is not a misspelling. Instead, it is the Haitian French version of the classical Zombie. Even though I am sure most people understand what a zombie is, it is still interesting to see what Wikipedia says a zombi is:

A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a corpse. Zombies are most commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works. The term comes from Haitian folklore, in which a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various methods, most commonly magic. Modern depictions of the reanimation of the dead do not necessarily involve magic but often invoke science fictional methods such as carriers, radiation, mental diseases, vectors, pathogens, scientific accidents, etc.

Wikipedia also thinks it relates to the African snake goddess Damballa, but we couldn’t find any information to back this up. (See this disambiguation page for more info.)

Progress

Drauger OS 7.5.1 Zombi is having issues with being in a login loop at time of writing. Just a day ago we weren’t even getting our login screen. We know Xfce is working because we can login with a guest account. We currently think it might be an X11 issue, but are unsure.

We have added new NOMODESET and NOTHREADIRQS boot options to Drauger OS 7.5.1 These are for those who may have a dedicated graphics card or other hardware that would normally not work out of the box with Drauger OS. We will add information about these new boot options to the README once Drauger OS 7.5.1 Beta 1 is released.

In other news, Drauger OS 7.5.1 will no longer ship with drauger-info. Instead, we will be shipping our own version of the base-files package. This is simply to avoid packaging conflicts. We are currently debating on whether to backport this change to Drauger OS 7.4.1 or not.

Blog Post and Podcast Schedule

Finally, if you haven’t listened to the latest episode of our podcast yet, we would like to announce that our blog posts and podcasts will be adhering to a specific schedule from now on. More specifically, we will be releasing blog posts every Monday and podcasts every Wednesday. This is to help our workflow become more consistent so that we don’t feel as if we are drowning in work constantly.

Thanks for supporting Drauger OS! If you want to support us more, consider listening to our podcast, donating on our Paypal, sending us something from our Amazon Wishlist, or following us on Twitter or Mastodon. Alternatively, consider helping out as a developer, a documentor, or translator. We need all the help we can get!

Sincerely,

Thomas Castleman

Lead Dev

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