Initial Ark Linux 64bit Snapshot Ready for Download

Article Source Ark Linux Blog
June 1, 2009, 2:51 am
Those of you who have been watching our development tree will have noticed x86_64 packages being built over the last year or so âÃî in the last week, IâÃôve extended the installer and CD build scripts to handle them the right way, and an initial snapshot build is available at¬â

Of course, this is a development snapshot, so it shares all the features of the upcoming release âÃî but also all the reasons why dockyard-devel isnâÃôt being released as 2009.1 or even 2009.1-beta. Among other things, support for hotplugged devices is suboptimal, applications that should go to root mode crash on startup, apt-get doesnâÃôt work, and thereâÃôs no splash screen.

That said, IâÃôm using this version on my main machines these days, and if you know how to get things done without GUI helpers, it works pretty well. It is definitely ready for developers to prepare their code for the next release,

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