We are on Telegram now

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA 3 months ago

Welcome to the Telegram Calculate Linux channel!

When we think communication, we think privacy, practicable features and no ads. Telegram is all this indeed.

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Turning 11

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA 4 months ago

On June 6, 2007 the first ever Calculate Linux release was made available for download. Ten years back

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Installation on Software RAID

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA 9 months ago

Introduction

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy (except RAID 0) and performance improvement, or both. You do not need a RAID controller to set up a RAID array. As it does not require specific hardware, a RAID array can be, if needed, relocated to

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Your CL new (easily customizable) looks

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 1 year ago

Introduction

Let's admit it: the appearance of Calculate Linux 17 and earlier was not easy to configure. As all system tools use static paths to image files, you can not change anything unless you delete the theme package first, or create and apply templates for more automated configuration. In the latter case, you had also to think about image resolution, so that not to overload your computer with too big a wallpaper, nor to distort a too small one. And should you want to change appearances on a CL Live USB drive, bootable on different hardware, you had provide for all possible resolution patterns, at least for the Grub or bootup screen. All this was cumbersome and tricky. That is why Calculate users often preferred standard appearance, even though many maintained their customized version of the distribution.

It took us some time to find a flexible solution for unfamiliar or non-expert users, working either on a hard disk or on a Live USB drive. Calculate tools and templates were rewritten.

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Something you might want to know about Calculate Utilities 3.5.1

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 1 year ago

As you might have noticed, Calculate Utilities have been updated recently. A small yet important update.

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Calculate Utilities 3.5 beta released

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA almost 2 years ago

language Russian

The first beta of Calculate Utilities 3.5 has been made available. The brand new sys-apps/calculate-utils package now features server configuration tools, even though only only basics are supported for the time being, such as database deployment, LDAP server configuration, creating accounts for Unix users, files and configuration backups, etc. We completely rewrote the server utilities. Server templates were moved to the Calculate overlay. Two more USE flags, backup and server, were added to the package, which stand respectively for creating backups and server configuration. Until they have been implemented, the new server features will not be available for Calculate Directory Server. Instead, a transitory solution called Timeless will be released regularly, to be later merged with CDS.

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We are nine (3 comment)

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 2 years ago

Nine years ago, Calculate Linux was born.

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Defaulting to Python 3.4

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 2 years ago

Hello gals and guys,

We have just added a new revision to the testing repo, which makes Python 3.4 the default option.

Available Python interpreters:
[1] python2.7
[2] python3.4 *
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Migrating to KDE5 Soon (7 comment)

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 2 years ago

language Russian

Hello all,

Here is some news from Gentoo maintainers:

KDE Workspaces 4.11 has reached end of life and is no longer supported by upstream. It is therefore recommended for all users to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.

A detailed upgrade guide is available [1], but in most cases it is enough to switch to the new desktop/plasma profile, update @world, and emerge kde-plasma/plasma-meta:

eselect profile list
eselect profile set <target>
emerge --ask --changed-use --newrepo --deep world
emerge --ask --verbose kde-plasma/plasma-meta

If you normally use KDM to launch Plasma, note that it is no longer supported. Upstream recommends x11-misc/sddm instead which is pulled in by plasma-meta by default. OpenRC users should edit /etc/conf.d/xdm and update DISPLAYMANAGER. Systemd users should run: systemctl reenable sddm.service

Due to an an evolution of KDE upstream's release process [2], the traditional monolithic KDE 4 release is now split into three distinct components. This means that KDE Applications are now separate from the Plasma desktop and older KDE 4-based applications will continue to function as normal inside Plasma 5.
KDE Workspaces 4.11 will remain in the tree for a reasonable time, but be warned that it is unmaintained and may cause conflicts with newer versions of KDE Applications.

[1] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE/Plasma_5_upgrade
[2] https://dot.kde.org/2013/09/04/kde-release-structure-evolves

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Testing vs Stable

Added by Elena GAVRILOVA over 2 years ago

language Russian

In Calculate Linux 14 and earlier, all binary updates were stored in a single Git repository, whatever the flavour. Packages were thus updated at the same time as the Portage and overlays master branch was. Back then, as very few hosting platforms allowed automatic modifications, we only used two physical mirrors (the second one was for backup). It was not a good solution in terms of reliability, as well as for testing purposes. In fact, we could only test packages when building them; binary packages

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