Asterisk VoIP News

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

AstLinux 0.2.8 released

I have just finished up work on a new release of AstLinux, the
embedded/live cd/minimal built from scratch Linux distro centered around Asterisk.

Most of the work for 0.2.8 has been on the ISO image (live/install cd), the init system and further system customization with new rc.conf variables.

- The ISO image now allows you to install AstLinux to a local disk/CF card, write images from Windows, and run AstLinux (from RAM) without having to touch the hard disk (live cd). It now auto-detects your cd drive and runs from RAM, so you can change your password, etc. It even includes a nifty Windows autorun feature, all in about 45 mb (small enough for business card CD's)!

- The Windows install package has now been updated to use the same menu as the CD. Also, the AstLinux disk images are now stored compressed, so the installer will only use about 27mb of your disk space in Windows!

- AstLinux has seen dozens of changes and feature improvements. Far too many to list here, but for the full changelog please visit:

Existing AstLinux users can simply type "astup" to be upgraded to the newest release, while existing and new users can use the disk images available at:

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting some of you at ClueCon over the next couple of days!

P.S. - 0.2.8 still only occupies around 26mb of disk space :).

Kristian Kielhofner