Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 09:19:25 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Cc: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com, lwn@....net, bugtraq@...urityfocus.com Subject: Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) 1.0 release Hi, For those who don't know yet, Openwall GNU/*/Linux (or Owl) is a security-enhanced operating system with Linux and GNU software as its core, intended as a server platform. And, of course, it's free. More detailed information is available on the web site: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/ After over a year of development and many public Owl-current snapshots, we're pleased to announce that Owl 1.0 is finally out. The major changes made since 0.1-prerelease are documented: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/CHANGES-1.0.shtml The release may be freely downloaded from our FTP mirrors or ordered on a CD. Of course, we prefer the latter, but it's your choice. Similarly, you may choose to pay just what it costs to get the CD to you, or you may also support our project. CDs (and ISO-9660 images available via the FTP mirrors) are bootable on x86 and include a live system and x86 binary packages, as well as full source code which may be rebuilt with one simple command ("make buildworld"). Security tools such as John the Ripper are usable right off the CD, without requiring a hard disk -- this way Owl may also be considered an alternative to Trinux. Currently available via the FTP mirrors only are the Owl 1.0 binary packages for SPARC and Alpha architectures. PGP-signed mtree(8) specifications for all of the above are available via FTP and in the root directory of Owl CDs (such that you don't even have to blindly trust CDs arriving via mail). The 0.1-stable branch is now officially unsupported, in favor of the 1.0 release and its corresponding stable branch. The change logs for 0.1-stable (which include security fix information) are no longer on the web site, however 0.1-stable is still available on the FTP mirrors (for reference only) and will of course remain available via anoncvs. Owl 1.0-stable already exists in the CVS (in fact, it's been started prior to the 1.0 release this time) and will also be made available via FTP once the need arises (that is, a critical post-release fix is applied). Development will continue primarily in Owl-current, although we might make another release based on 1.0-stable as well. -- /sd
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