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Source Mage GNU/Linux


Last Update: 2024-05-24 18:20 UTC


Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 review(s).


Source Mage Summary
Distribution Source Mage GNU/Linux
Home Page https://www.sourcemage.org/
Mailing Lists https://sourcemage.org/Contact/Mailing%20lists
User Forums https://sourcemage.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://sourcemage.org/Docs
Screenshots https://download.sourcemage.org/screenshots/
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Download Mirrors https://sourcemage.org/Downloadhttps://github.com/sourcemageDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://bugs.sourcemage.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2009-06-07: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.10.0
 • 2006-03-15: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.6
 • 2005-10-17: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.5
 • 2005-07-18: Development Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 20050718
 • 2004-10-28: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.3
 • 2004-09-22: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.2 (PPC)
 • 2004-03-07: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.2
 • 2004-01-31: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9
 • 2003-12-19: Distribution Release: Source Mage 0.8
 • 2003-10-27: Distribution Release: Source Mage 0.7.1
 • 2003-09-26: Distribution Release: Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.7
 • 2003-09-18: Review: Source Mage and Onebase Linux
 • More Source Mage releases...

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Feature grimoire
test
grimoire
stable
0.10.0 0.9.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 Feature
Release Date 2024-05-24 2024-05-24 2009-06-05 2006-03-13 2003-12-19 2003-09-27 2003-06-16 2003-03-16 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   291-291             Image Size (MB)
Free Download Yes Yes ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice KOffice KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 i486 ix86, ppc ix86, ppc ix86, ppc ix86, ppc Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List                 Full Package List
Package grimoire
test
grimoire
stable
0.10.0 0.9.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 Package
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.6.8 2.4.2 2.0.0 1.99.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.11) 1.2.11 1.0.28 1.0.19 1.0.9 0.9.8 0.9.6 0.9.1 0.9.1 alsa-lib (1.2.11)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- --           amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.2.26 4.3 4.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) 9.19.0 9.10.4-P4 9.6.0-P1 9.3.1 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.2 9.2.2 bind (9.18.27)
chromium (125.0.6422.112) -- --             chromium (125.0.6422.112)
cups (2.4.8) 2.4.8 2.0.3 1.3.10 1.1.23 1.1.20rc5 1.1.19 1.1.19 1.1.18 cups (2.4.8)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.2-P1 4.3.4 3.1.1 3.0.3 3.0.1rc12 3.0.1rc11 3.0pl2 3.0pl2 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.42.13 1.41.5 1.38 1.34 1.34 1.32 1.32 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (126.0) 126.0 42.0 3.0.10 1.0.7         firefox (126.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.5.5 -- 2.1.10 2.1.5 2.1.4 -- -- freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 14.1.0 4.6.4 4.3.3 3.4.4 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.2.2 3.2.2 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.36 2.8.14 2.6.6 2.2.8 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.39 2.22 2.9 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.3.1 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.1) 3.8.1 3.8.1             gnome-shell (46.1)
gnucash (5.6) 2.4.7 2.4.7 2.2.9 1.8.11 1.8.8 1.8.5 1.8.1 1.8.1 gnucash (5.6)
gnumeric (1.12.57) 1.12.55 1.12.18 1.8.4 1.4.3 1.2.1 1.1.20 1.0.12 1.0.12 gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.93 0.93 0.93 0.93 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 4.15.0 2.16.1 2.6.10 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.2.1 2.2.1 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.59) 2.4.57 2.2.11 2.0.54 2.0.48 2.0.47 2.0.45 2.0.44 httpd (2.4.59)
inkscape (1.3.1) 1.1.2 0.48.5 0.46 0.42.2         inkscape (1.3.1)
k3b (24.05.0) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.4a 0.10.1 0.9     k3b (24.05.0)
kmod (32) 32 19             kmod (32)
krita (5.2.2) 5.2.2             krita (5.2.2)
LibreOffice (24.2.3) 7.3.0.3 1.1.5 1.1.5 1.1.0 -- -- -- LibreOffice (24.2.3)
linux (6.9.1) 2.6.27.10 2.4.23 2.4.21 2.4.20 2.4.20 linux (6.9.1)
Package grimoire
test
grimoire
stable
0.10.0 0.9.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.5.8 0.5.8 0.3.2.1           lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.2.3) 5.2.14 5.2.14             mariadb (11.2.3)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- --             mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.0) 24.0.7             mesa (24.1.0)
mysql (8.4.0) 5.1.73 5.1.67 5.1.34 4.1.14 4.0.16 4.0.15 3.23.55 3.23.55 mysql (8.4.0)
nautilus (46.1) 3.6.3 3.6.3 2.26.2 2.10.1 2.4.1 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.2.1 nautilus (46.1)
NVIDIA (550.78) -- -- --           NVIDIA (550.78)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.4.7.2           openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) -- -- --           openjdk (22)
openssh (9.7p1) 9.7p1 7.4p1 5.2p1 4.3p1 3.7.1p2 3.7.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.5p1 openssh (9.7p1)
openssl (3.3.0) 3.3.0 1.0.2l 0.9.8k 0.9.7h 0.9.7c 0.9.7b 0.9.7a 0.9.7a openssl (3.3.0)
perl (5.38.2) 5.38.2 5.20.2 5.10.0 5.8.6 5.8.1 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 perl (5.38.2)
php (8.3.7) 5.4.41 5.3.17 5.2.9 5.1.0 4.3.2 4.3.2 4.3.1 4.3.1 php (8.3.7)
plasma-desktop (6.0.5)             plasma-desktop (6.0.5)
postfix (3.9.0) 3.6.0 2.9.11 2.5.6 2.1.5 2.0.13 2.0.13 2.0.6 2.0.6 postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) 9.5.24 9.4.12 8.3.7 8.0.3 7.3.4 7.3.4 7.3.2 7.3.2 postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.3) 2.7.18 2.7.14 3.0.1 2.4.2 2.3.2 2.3 2.2.2 2.2.2 Python (3.12.3)
qt (6.7.1) 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.5.1 3.3.4 3.2.2 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 qt (6.7.1)
samba (4.20.1) 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.3.4 3.0.20a 3.0.0 2.2.8a 2.2.8a 2.2.7a samba (4.20.1)
systemd (255.6) 254.10 37             systemd (255.6)
thunderbird (125.0) 38.5.0 31.5.0 2.0.0.21 1.0.7         thunderbird (125.0)
vim (9.1) 9.0.1637 7.2 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.20) 3.0.20 2.1.5 0.9.9a 0.8.2         vlc (3.0.20)
wayland (1.22.0) 1.22.0             wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.16.0 4.10.3 4.2.2 4.0.0 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.18 xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 0 1.8.2 1.6.1 (6.8.2)         xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 0.10.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-07-30
Votes: 7


this distribution is not abandoned
there are lot of errors while compiling, but i think for someone with compiling expirience thos will not be too difficult errors to solve.
also there is small community on irc very active and they are always ready to help. Even more of that, they have repair some packages for me in repo, even they did others developers job for me - what is not their problem but problem of the application maintainer.
i was just shocked looking on irc how they sharing code and ideas to repair old abandodned packages for me.
Great community
what i dont like is prompt compiler, its not like gentoo where you have to edit text confg files... all config is in prompt compiler - installer.
it willl keep asking about any single support and this can becom very boring, its much easier to edit txt files and just let it compile.
But once installation is finished and desktop is running, things are getting better
as much you compile your system from start it will be less and less errors because base will be recompiled and refreshed.
at the end of the day, prompts will be over, installation will be finished and we will found ourselfs in really magical environment.
Sorcery is great tool, it is very fast and powerfull but its not easy to understand, it reques some some learning curve
im giving the distibution 10/10, there are a lot of errors during installation, but this is not user friendly distribution and its not polished like gentoo so user should expect errors while compiling
I have learnd a lot thanks to this errors and im keep learning every single day while im trying to understand sorcery and how it works on deep scale.
if you are a gentoo user and you want to learn more or test your knowledge, you should try source mage


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