Project News for GNU-Darwin Distribution
GNU-Darwin: Bootable Installer CD Beta 2.2 Released
This is the bootable installer cd release everyone has been waiting for. This release fixes all the critical bugs that were in the beta2 and beta2.1 releases. This image will probably be the last minor update of the series, so download it now!
2001-11-10 21:25:44 GMT by rrp
GNU-Darwin goes beta!
GNU-Darwin aims to be the most free Darwin-based Unix distribution. Our mission is two-fold: Focus on new projects that leverage the unique capabilities of Darwin/Mach and help Apple users to enjoy the benefits of free software.
It has been a little quiet on the GNU-Darwin front for a couple of weeks. Now we see the fruit. Check it out.
2001-10-31 19:53:26 GMT by proclus
GNU-Darwin: GNOME Gnumeric
GNU-Darwin GNOME is built with our base installation. Although
other free user environments, such as WindowMaker, are snappier,
GNOME brings many top applications to the Apple desktop. For
example, Gnumeric is a world-class spreadsheet application,
and when it is executed outside the GNOME environment, the
performance is enhanced. Check out our new GNOME package
listing or try the GNOME Net Installer. GNU-Darwin GNOME
requires a basefiles installation from the Bootable Installer
CD or the Net Installer.
Together with our other key offerings, AbiWord, Dillo, The GIMP,
Xpdf, and now Gnumeric, GNU-Darwin provides a complete suite of
powerful desktop applications.
GNU-Darwin 2. Get
2001-10-15 15:09:54 GMT by proclus
Apple: Bringing Open-Source Software to the Mac
Like many scientists, I get quite excited when my work attracts a little
attention. Apple's elegant machines now support Unix open standards,
which makes them a pleasure to use for science. GNU-Darwin is a part
of my efforts to build the infrastructure for scientific computing on
the Apple's new platform, and hopefully this article will help more
researchers learn what they can do with these wonderful machines.
Michael L. Love
2001-10-08 18:35:16 GMT by proclus
Darwin-1.4.1 and packages for Mac OSX.1!
The GNU-Darwin packages are compatible with Darwin-1.4.1, and we
now have Net Installation instructions for Darwin-only users.
As you can see in the screenshot below, our packages are working
beautifully with the Xdarwin software which is now a part of
Apple's Darwin distribution. On the other hand, Mac OSX.1 does not
come with an Xserver, and our older OpenSSH and XFree86 packages
appear to be broken for OSX.1, so we will have repackaged
OpenSSH and XFree86 for Mac OSX.1 users. This is a great
time to check out our other packaged offerings, which are
Darwin-1.4.1 and Mac OSX.1 compatible. OSX.1 users who are new to
GNU-Darwin might like to try our new Net Installer. Just
follow the OSX-specific directions at the top of the script.
2001-10-08 00:21:05 GMT by proclus
Here are some GNU-Darwin News releases going back to the very beginning. More to come.