CeBIT Open Source 2011 - Project Presentation ScentlinuxBy
During CeBIT 2011 open source projects such as Scentlinux, a multimedia Linux distribution, will have the opportunity to showcase what is currently in active development.
Short and sweet: How would you describe your project in one or two sentences?
Scentlinux is a free Linux distribution based on Paldo, designed for creative people. The rolling distro provides users with the best mix of multimedia tools like Blender, Gimp and Inkscape as well as a clean and fast xfce-desktop.
When did the project begin?
The project was founded in 2010 and the first alpha-release was published in January 2011.
Why was the project created?
Many distributions don't use a "rolling"-concept and especially creative guys always need latest tools to create the best results for their clients. Scentlinux only uses one main "stable"-repo for all packages, a testing repo for dev's only and provides source and binary-packages. Of course the performance of the distribution is important as well, so users will get a clean and flexible xfce-desktop without any big additions.
Why should a CeBIT visitor come to your booth?
CeBIT users will see a great mix of Blender 2.5, Gimp 2.7dev and Inkscape, as well as a presentation of a production pipeline in a creative film production.
Where do you see your biggest current challenges?
There are still some problems with the package management. We have to redesign the idea of upkg to make it faster and easier to use.
Under which license is the software currently offered?
link scentlinux.org deadHi
the page seems to be down
Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.
Symantec says Linux-Darlioz burrows in through PHP.
Dell renews its quest for the ultimate developer machine.
Innovative back door looks like normal SSH traffic.
One of CeBITs most successful forums opens the new year with a new name. The popular Open Source Forum continues in 2014 under the name Special Conference: Open Source. This year, the forum will be bigger and offer a wider range of possibilities for sponsors.
New release offers better graphics drivers and expands filesystem support.
New mail protocol will shut out the NSA and prevent snooping on metadata.
A new web application helps users visualize distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Ubuntu 13.10 takes a step toward convergence, with lots of mobility, but Mir only partly here.
Galileo board is targeted to embedded developers and educational institutions.