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2017-11-07 NEWDistribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the LXQt desktop environment. The project has released a new update of its rolling release distribution, Redcore Linux 1710. "Hey there Redcore lovers. It is my pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1710, code name 'Helvetios', ISO image is now ready and available for download from the usual place. This one is very special as Redcore Linux just turned one year old. We packed it with plenty of new features and we did our best to make it the best Redcore Linux release to date. Here is a brief change log: Resync with Gentoo ebuild tree (03.11.2017). Linux 4.9.53 LTS kernel with BFQ and UKSM enable by default, Linux 4.12.14 kernel available in the repository. Graphics stack is once more on the edge with mesa 17.2.4, LLVM 5.0.0, libdrm 2.4.87, X.Org Server 1.19.5. LXQt is now at 0.12.0 and I'm proud to say we are the first distro to release it to the masses; we built it and played with it since the release day. Printer drivers are now pre-installed and pre-configured, so everything should just work. Sisyphus package manager received much love this cycle, it is now better than ever." More information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.1710.R1.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,511MB, SHA256, pkglist).

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 • 2018-07-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806
 • 2018-04-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1801
 • 2018-01-14: Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta
 • 2017-11-07: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710
 • 2017-08-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708

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About Redcore Linux
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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Distribution Redcore Linux
Home Page https://redcorelinux.org/
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.redcorelinux.org/
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2018-07-01 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution designed to be easy to set up for desktop use. It ships with the LXQt desktop environment and provides a repository of pre-built binary packages. The project's latest snapshot, Redcore Linux 1806, includes many package upgrades from Gentoo along with improvements with the Sisyphus package manager. VirtualBox guest modules were dropped from this release and there is a new KDE Plasma meta package for people who want to run an alternative desktop environment. "Over 1,000 packages were updated during this cycle (that's about half of our whole repository): graphics stack updated with MESA 18.1.2, LLVM 6.0.1, libdrm 2.4.92, NVIDIA drivers 390.59; LibreOffice updated to 6.0.5, VLC updated to 3.0.3, GIMP updated to 2.10.2; all major web browsers received some love, you'll find Firefox 61.0, Google Chrome 67.0.3396.99, Vivaldi 1.15.1147.47, Opera 53.0.2907.99, Falkon v3.0.1; WINE also received some much needed attention, now it's at version 3.11 with different flavours available; Qt 5 toolkit updated to 5.9.5 LTS, KDE Frameworks updated to 5.47, KDE Applicationss updated to 18.04.2; Plasma 5.12.5 LTS is now packaged and ready to install, in addition to LXQt." More details can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.Hardened.1806.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,266MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2018-04-01 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which strives to be easy to install and features the LXQt desktop environment. The project's latest snapshot release includes several security improvements, such as running a hardened Linux kernel and compiling software with address space layout randomization (ASLR). "The Redcore Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of a new stable release of the Redcore Linux project (version 1803, codename Jupiter). This is mostly a security/hardening focused release due to the recently discovered CPU flaws (Meltdown/Spectre). So we took our time and we updated/rebuilt/hardened the entire package ecosystem. You won't see much difference from our previous release, except some new features in our package manager (Sisyphus). Here is a very brief changelog: resync with Gentoo portage tree (31.03.2018); rebased the distribution on Gentoo 17.0 hardened profile; Linux kernel LTS 4.14.30 hardened; toolchain update (hardened) - GCC 7.3.0, glibc 2.26, binutils 2.30; mesa 18.0.0, Clang/LLVM 6.0.0, kde-frameworks 5.44, kde-apps 17.12.3; significantly improved CPU usage (~300% lower usage in live mode)..." Additiona information can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.Hardened.1803.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,407MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2018-01-28 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1801
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution designed to be run on desktop and laptop computers. The Redcore project has announced the release of Redcore Linux 1801 which reduces memory requirements for installation and includes fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs. "It is my pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1801 Intercrus STABLE ISO image is now ready and available for download from the usual place. I won't go through all the changelog since Redcore Linux 1710 once again, you can read it in the Redcore Linux 1801 BETA announcement here. Here's a brief changelog since BETA: resync with Gentoo portage tree (27.01.2018); Linux kernel LTS 4.14.14 with MuQSS and UKSM enabled by default for maximum desktop performance; Linux kernel LTS 4.9.77 with MuQSS, BFQ and UKSM enabled by default available in the repository; both kernels have KPTI for Meltdown mitigation and Retpoline for Spectre mitigation enabled by default mesa is updated to 17.3.3 , KDE frameworks updated to 5.42..." Further information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.1801.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,657MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
2018-01-14 Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta
Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the availability of a new development version of Redcore Linux, a desktop-oriented distribution based on Gentoo. The new version includes many new packages, new artwork and requires less RAM to install. The installer now supports setting up the distribution with full disk encryption. "It is our pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1801 Intercrus beta ISO image is now ready and available for download from the usual place. This cycle we focused mostly on the look-and-feel of the distribution, completely overhauling the artwork. You may notice some rough edges though, as we're not finished yet. In addition we packed some new features in, and we really hope you will like it. Here is a brief changelog since Redcore Linux 1710: re-sync with Gentoo portage tree (13.01.2018); Linux kernel LTS 4.14.13 with MuQSS and UKSM enabled by default for maximum desktop performance; Linux kernel LTS 4.9.76 with MuQSS, BFQ and UKSM enabled by default available in the repository; toolchain updated with GCC 6.4.0, flibc 2.25, Clang 5.0.1; default Python 3 interpreter is now Python 3.5; elogind is now the default session tracker, replacing good old consolekit." Further details can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: Redcore.Linux.1801.LXQT.BETA.amd64.iso (2,564MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2017-08-28 Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708
Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the release of a new snapshot of Redcore Linux, a rolling release desktop distribution based on Gentoo. The new snapshot offers several package upgrades and new fixes. "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 and 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 connectivity support, Broadcom, Mediatek and Ralink chips should now work out of the box." A complete list of changes can be found in the release announcement. The Redcore Linux installer now requires the target computer has 2GB of RAM and 20GB of hard disk space. Download: Redcore.Linux.1708.LXQT.amd64.iso (2,397MB, SHA256, pkglist).


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