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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: New Corei7 only gentoo stage3 (w/ upstream toolchain) Reply with quote

Initial release of the Corei7 optimized stage3 for Gentoo Linux.

Project: awalp's custom stage1/3&4s for Gentoo Linux.
I will releasing snapshot style stage files, optimized for various platforms.

Where to get it: http://gentoo.awalp.net

Initial Corei7 stage3 file.... w/ GCC 4.6.1-r1 & upstream toolchain
http://gentoo.awalp.net/pub/awalp_releases/amd64/corei7_current_stage3/

What is it?

This first release is a gentoo-current (stable) stage3,
built with and including GCC 4.6.1-r1 & latest toolchain optimized for Corei7 family processors.
(any post core2 intel processor including sse4.2 (full sse4))

This allows one to install a fresh gentoo system built with GCC 4.6 and the latest toolchains (currently unavailable) without having to upgrade gcc, and recompile the entire system.

I will maintain this GCC 4.6 optimized build until GCC 4.6 comes standard on gentoo-current.

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I will also be releasing optimized and generic x86_64 "stage4" Gnome 3 builds.
-- Allowing a fresh install w/ Gnome 3. (again until it reaches gentoo-current)

Lastly, I'll be releasing an SSD optimized installation environment. (until gentoo-current fulfills the need)

Any request for specific architecture builds, features, etc, let me know.

Feedback greatly appreciated. If anything I release helps you, please let me know you had no problems!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

instead of putting your efforts into this, why don't you become an ARCH Testor or even better a developer and contribute this way?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second snapshot released! Changes include...
-- Newly converted to .xz instead of .bz2.
-- removal of undeleted file taking 2x the space
-- contains new upgrades from @system

Direct link to second snapshot!
http://gentoo.awalp.net/pub/awalp_releases/amd64/corei7_current_stage3/corei7-stage3-amd64-20110814.tar.xz


If you could point me in the right direction as to where and how to make this project most effective any feedback greatly appreciated.

If there is no interest in this I'd like to know, so if there IS interest, please let me know you like what I'm doing.

Just trying to contribute back to gentoo users any way I can.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Unsupported Software as it's not officially supported.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those stage builds performed by catalyst?, this is not mentioned.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks awalp!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Why gnome 3? Reply with quote

Why gnome 3 while you can include a light DE which will be more efficient, for you and users, to keep it or add other heavy DE?
I'd suggest build a stage 4 with e17 which won't take too much time to compile. Maybe, puting a little effort to include a few LXDE utilities like LXTerminal (or URxvt when we are at it but the perl scripts needed to copy/past for the global X register... meh and who said gnome-therminal was a montser? multiple instances of it is not that...), PCManFM (and maybe an archive manager with a few handy picked app-arch). And yes, when I'm at it maybe think about a login manager... because, in case of the e17 DE, I couldn't manage to build elsa (0.0.4) a few days ago and that release should bring a usable login manager.

I'm just suggesting because merging the whole ~200 pks pulled by gnome... may be too much for building and take some space.

EDIT: And why not gnome 3? because nobody--in the gnome base users--want it. But wait, they're not in "the target market," gnome devs are saying.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: Why gnome 3? Reply with quote

awalp, aside from changing the CFLAGS, unmasking GCC 4.6.x and recompiling, are you doing anything else to optimize these?

tclover wrote:
EDIT: And why not gnome 3? because nobody--in the gnome base users--want it. But wait, they're not in "the target market," gnome devs are saying.


He must like GNOME 3.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to wait until gcc 4.6 is unmasked but decided to try this as i was doing a fresh install anyway. I've done emerge -e world and only glibc is not currently building with gcc 4.6 ( due to sandbox violations, haven't succeeded with FEATURE="-sandbox" either) . I thought i'd have problems with chromium and libreoffice but both compile fine. Thanks for your efforts awalp.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't each user rebuild the toolchain? I do it everytime I have a fresh install of Gentoo.
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