Orange Sombrero 9 Released - based on Fedora
Jeroen van Meeuwen
kanarip at kanarip.com
Sun Sep 21 01:25:45 UTC 2008
One more Software Freedom Day well spent ;-)
I'm proud to announce a new minor player in the world of insignificant
clones of major, important Free and Open Source Linux Distributions,
*bling* Orange Sombrero - /based on Fedora/ *bling*
Orange Sombrero starts with releasing version number 9 - the same
version number as the upstream distribution, Fedora, to avoid confusion.
Has anything been changed?
Yeah, a patch to anaconda[1,2] that didn't make it in in time for the
Fedora 10 Beta freeze has been applied to compose this release -which is
sort of the entire use case behind the patch anyway. Also, a different
branch of Revisor has been used that uses the patch to anaconda.
Since I've got limited bandwidth and disk space, this is a 1 CD
distribution. If I had bandwidth and disk space, I might have thrown in
a mid-release Everything Spin but I couldn't. Also, given that this is a
1 CD distribution, I've added an install class to anaconda so that it
selects the correct groups of packages. Who needs "Office &
Productivity" if there's only @core and @base, right? "Base System" FTW!
It was fun, it took me 4 koji scratch builds of anaconda and another
number of composes to get it "right".
Note that despite these changes the installed system will behave just
the same as Fedora. In fact, if you look really hard, there's the
occasional "Fedora" in there, still -maybe that's because I used
fedora-release, which I should be able to do without trademark
violations, even though /etc/fedora-release still says "Fedora" ;-)
Trademark guidelines right now say a derivative distribution cannot use
"based on Fedora" -which is bad, and Orange Sombrero is now raising some
red flags about it. Work is well on it's way to improve that
situation though, for which I thank everyone involved. I hope soon,
very soon, derivative's of Fedora pop up everywhere, like mushrooms in
Where is it?
On behalf of the entire Orange Sombrero Community (e.g. ~1 person),
Jeroen van Meeuwen
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