New base and JWM live images reflect all the recent upgrades and fixes, of 66 and related tools, a few small bugs found on last month’s installer were also fixed.
Download of base, JWM, and docker images here, on the Obarun Download site.
This new set of iso images reflect another major edition of the 66 software as reflected in the official announcement. The main 66 package itself got smaller and more responsive than ever, and some of its non-essential tools moved to a separate package. Since the upgrade from 66 v.2.0.xx to 2.1.xx required some manual tweaking this was a reason to create yet another full X/jwm live image.
If you haven’t tried Obarun you don’t know what you are missing.
For those who have never heard the name of the distribution and have not researched the late and current differences of init systems and service management and supervision, this may be a shock and major news. For those who have really done their research, they have gone beyond the pop-ular polarization and fallacy of “systemd vs sysvinit” , there is nothing new here to read … Continue reading
On some very specific hardware a recent linux5.0 change caused a delay in tty/login appearance. It was found and fixed.
05-2 Base image 564MB (iso and cksum files)
05-2 KDE-Plasma live image (iso and cksum files)
A few weeks from now a new set of images will reappear as s6opts/s6boot are deprecated and 66 will move into the main obarun repositories (obcore,obextra, observice). Continue reading
. . . . . A 66 FAQ document
Is 66 different than s6 or an alternative to it?
NO! 66 is a layer of software on top of s6 that makes s6 easier and more understandable to users with little or no experience in unix-system-administration. 66 takes bundles of complicated s6 commands and scripts and simplifies them into 66 commands that help you customize and optimize your system just the way you need. Experienced enterprise lever administrators are not limited by 66 in any way, it only makes monitoring their systems easier and quicker.
The best of ALL WORLDS has come together!
VOID-linux + s6 + 66 + musl
# xbps-query -Rs musl | grep "[*]"
[*] musl-1.1.22_1 The musl C library
[*] musl-fts-1.2.7_3 Implementation of fts(3) for musl libc
# xbps-query -Rs s6
[-] 66-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc
[-] 66-devel-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - develelopment files
[-] 66-doc-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - documentation
[-] s6-220.127.116.11_1 Small suite of programs for UNIX, designed to allow process supervi...
[-] s6-devel-18.104.22.168_1 s6 supervision library and headers
[-] s6-dns-22.214.171.124_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems
[-] s6-dns-devel-126.96.36.199_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - devel...
[-] s6-dns-doc-188.8.131.52_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - docum...
[-] s6-doc-184.108.40.206_1 s6 supervision documentation
[-] s6-linux-utils-220.127.116.11_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-linux-utils-doc-18.104.22.168_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-networking-22.214.171.124_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems
[-] s6-networking-devel-126.96.36.199_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - development files
[-] s6-networking-doc-188.8.131.52_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - documentation
[-] s6-portable-utils-184.108.40.206_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.)
[-] s6-portable-utils-doc-220.127.116.11_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.) - document...
[-] s6-rc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system
[-] s6-rc-doc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system - documentation
S6 appears as the init system that few distributions have chosen as their default init and service management/supervision (obarun and possibly Adélie once stable is released). There are quite a few commercial servers running on this system. For general personal use s6 seems complex, but complex is not always a bad thing. It would be unfair to compare it with older systems such as SysV-init. Sysvinit is the system that the overwhelming majority of enterprise system administrators had learned on and relied on for decades (yes it is more than one). Upstart seems extinct by now, and OpenRC is getting old as well, and didn’t necessarily deviate much from the path of sysvinit. But then there is Runit. Void and Artix appear the first two we think right away that use it. S6 is a step further into the future of unix-like systems. Continue reading