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Voyage Linux is Debian derived distribution that is best run on a x86 embedded platforms such as PC Engines ALIX/WRAP, Soekris 45xx/48xx/65xx and Atom-based boards.

It can also run on low-end x86 PC platforms. Typical installation requires 256MB disk space, although larger storage allows more packages to be installed. Voyage Linux is so small that it is best suitable for running a full-feature firewall, wireless access point, Asterisk/VoIP gateway, music player or network storage device.

“Voyage is a very stripped-down Debian Linux … With Voyage you have the entire world of Debian available to you, so customizing your own gear is easy. It's great for firewalls and routers, and specialized servers that need a small footprint.”
-- Carla Schroder, author of Linux Networking Cookbook [source]

Currently, Voyage Linux has the following editions:

Except Voyage MuBox, all editions are delivered as distribution tarball and Live CD in i386 architecture. AMD64 architecture is avaialble for Voyage Linux only. We also offer SDK to ease customizing Voyage Linux.

To broaden the use of Voyage Linux, Voyage Linux community is now looking for generous donation and sponsorship of x86 embedded boards and USB Audio Class 2 DAC/audio converters. If you are hardware vendor or ISP and your customers are asking for supporting Voyage Linux in your hardware, please send your hardware to us for certification and testing. Contact us for more details.

For questions and support, please join our mailing list.

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Voyage 0.9.2 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage Linux 0.9.2, which upgrades to 3.10.11 kernel and is based on Debian "Wheezy" 7.3.

One noticeable change is that legacy PATA drivers were now replaced by libata ones. User will now see disk device as /dev/sdX instead of /dev/hdX. Please test this release and report any problems and issues in our mailing list. Your support is crucial and encourages us to deliver Voyage Linux releases on regular basis in future.

Voyage MPD 0.9.2 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage MPD[1] 0.9.2 release.

voyage-mpd-0.9.2.tar.bz2 [2013-12-20] [Live CD]

This release is based on Voyage Linux 0.9.2 with Debian 7.3. See ChangeLog[2] for more information about changes in 0.9.2 release.

There may be some changes in MPD 0.18.4 in this release that requires user to pay attention to. Please report[3] to us for any issue on running MPD.

Unsupported hiface and mytek drivers:

Hiface driver could be installed separately from .deb package.

Mytek driver could be installed separately from .deb package. See FIRMWARE to install firmware. See also ISSUES for known issue and probably a workaround script.

We don't have the hiface and mytek hardward to test, but please report us if the drivers works or not. In addition, we don't commit for long-term support of hiface and mytek drivers in future releases. (But hiface will be supported officially by Linux kernel 3.11 onward.)

For more information about Voyage MPD, please visit:
[1] Voyage MPD - http://linux.voyage.hk/voyage-mpd
[2] ChangeLog - 0.9.2 Change Log
[3] Report to us - http://linux.voyage.hk/mailing-lists

Various Donations Received

Over the past few months, Voyage Linux community received various donations from different parties. After a busy month, it is a right time to announce these donations.

Kevin Li personally sponsored a BeagleBone Black board via cash donation for porting Voyage MuBox to this ARM platform. The work is now completed in Voyage MuBox project [1].

Squeeze-upgrade [2] donated two linear power supplies. Linear power supply is known to improve sound quality of streaming audio devices, D/A converters and mini-pcs. The donation is used to certify Squeeze-upgrade products on ALIX boards and other ARM-based platforms like CuBox, etc. Certification of Squeeze-upgrade's linear PSUs is underway. We will publish another certification report in a separate announcement.

SolidRun donated a CuBox-i [3] Carrier-1 development board to the community. Their donation enables us to start the porting work of upcoming CuBox-i products.

Last but not least, PC Engines [4] provided the community a free sample of the next-generation embedded PC board. This donation helps us porting Voyage Linux to this board well before full production run. At the time of this announcement, this board is now supported in the daily build.

Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to Kevin Li, Squeeze-upgrade, SolidRun and PC Engines for their generous donation.

[1] BeagleBone Black and MuBox : http://mubox.voyage.hk/beagleboneblack
[2] Squeeze-upgrade : http://www.squeeze-upgrade.com
[3] Cubox-i: http://www.cubox-i.com
[4] PC Engines : http://www.pcengines.ch

New Donation of Cubieboard2

We are pleased to announced that Cubieboard.org has donated a Cubieboard2 development unit to Voyage Linux community. Their donation enables us to port Voyage Mubox to Cubieboard2.

At the time of this announcement, we already put MuBox running on Cubieboard2. Please stay tuned and we are planning for more board support for MuBox!

You can find more information about cubieboard and their other products here

Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to Cubieboard.org for their generous donation.

root@voyage-mubox:~# uname -a
Linux voyage-mubox 3.4.43+ #11 SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 5 00:04:37 CST 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux
root@voyage-mubox:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
processor : 0
BogoMIPS  : 763.49

processor : 1
BogoMIPS  : 766.11

Features  : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part  : 0xc07
CPU revision    : 4

Hardware  : sun7i
Revision  : 0000
Serial    : 0000000000000000
root@voyage-mubox:~#

Announcing Voyage MuBox project

Following CuBox donation from SolidRun, today we announce a new project, Voyage MuBox!

Voyage MuBox is a porting of Voyage MPD on CuBox platform. CuBox is a tiny ARM embedded computer with less than 2 cubic inches in size, weight just 91 grams (0.2lb, 3.2oz), providing an ideal energy efficient CAS platform for streaming music to your DAC!

If you have a CuBox, please visit our new site, mubox.voyage.hk, for installation and getting started to playback music!

Last but not least, we thank SolidRun for their generous support to make this a success.

New Donation from SolidRun

We are pleased to announced that SolidRun has donated a CuBox development unit to Voyage Linux community. Their donation enables us to explore the porting of Voyage Linux and MPD to CuBox platform.

At the time of writing this announcement, Voyage MPD has been successfully ported to CuBox platform with only 2-3 days effort. Although it is still in initial testing phase, we are now planning a new initiative on CuBox. Please stay tuned.

You can find more information about CuBox here

Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to SolidRun for their generous donation.

Debian GNU/Linux 7 voyage ttyS0

voyage login: root
Password:
Last login: Fri Jun 21 05:11:36 GMT 2013 on ttyS0
Linux voyage 3.6.9-00797-g0d7ee41 #179 PREEMPT Tue Jun 18 20:29:40 IDT 2013 armv7l

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
 __  __
 \ \/ /___ __  __ ___  ___  ___    Useful Commands:
  \  // _ \\ \/ /,-_ |/ _ |/ -_)     remountrw - mount disk as read-write
   \/ \___/ \  / \___,\_  |\___|     remountro - mount disk as read-only
           _/_/        _'_|          remove.docs - remove all docs and manpages
     { V o y a g e } - L i n u x
      < http://linux.voyage.hk >   Version: 0.9 (Build Date 20130621)


root@voyage:~# 

Voyage 0.9.1 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage Linux 0.9.1, which upgrades to 3.8.13 kernel and is based on Debian "Wheezy" 7.1.

0.9.1 fixes issue of USB boot from Live CD and kernel panic on ATOM boards. Please test this release and report any problems and issues in our mailing list. Your support is crucial and encourages us to deliver Voyage Linux releases on regular basis in future.

Voyage MPD 0.9.1 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage MPD[1] 0.9.1 release.

voyage-mpd-0.9.1.tar.bz2 [2013-06-20] [Live CD]

This release is based on Voyage Linux 0.9.1 with Debian 7.1. See ChangeLog[2] for more information about changes in 0.9.1 release.

Unsupported hiface and mytek drivers:

Hiface driver could be installed separately from .deb package.

Mytek driver could be installed separately from .deb package. See FIRMWARE to install firmware. See also ISSUES for known issue and probably a workaround script.

We don't have the hiface and mytek hardward to test, but please report us if the drivers works or not. In addition, we don't commit for long-term support of hiface and mytek drivers in future releases.

For more information about Voyage MPD, please visit:
[1] Voyage MPD - http://linux.voyage.hk/voyage-mpd
[2] ChangeLog - 0.9.1 Change Log

Voyage 0.9.0 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage Linux 0.9.0, which includes 3.8.11 kernel and is based on Debian "Wheezy" 7.0.

voyage-0.9.0.tar.bz2 [2013-05-10] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

0.9.0 marks a major milestone in Voyage Linux. It only fixes minor issues discovered since 0.9-rc2 but we bring back official 64-bit release. Please test this long awaited release and report any problems and issues in our mailing list. Your support is crucial and encourages us to deliver Voyage Linux releases on regular basis in future.

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