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Voyage Linux 0.7.5 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage Linux 0.7.5, which includes 2.6.38 kernel and is based on Debian 6.0.2 "Squeeze".

Starting from 0.7.5, madwifi driver is no longer included or supported. Madwifi driver is entirely replaced by nl80211-based ath5k driver.

Next major version is 0.8, which will include Linux kernel 3.0 series. Hopefully, Voyage Linux will be the one of the first distributions with Linux 3.0.x kernel.

Voyage MPD and ONE 0.7.5 released

We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage MPD and Voyage ONE 0.7.5.

Voyage MPD - voyage-mpd-0.7.5.tar.bz2 [2011-06-28] [Live CD]
Voyage ONE - voyage-one-0.7.5.tar.bz2 [2011-06-28] [Live CD]

Both Voyage ONE and MPD are based on official Debian 6.0.2 "Squeeze" and Voyage Linux 0.7.5.

Voyage MPD 0.7.5 updates MPD to 0.16.2 and alsa driver to 1.0.24. This release also includes some other minor user experience enhancements.

Voyage ONE 0.7.5 updates Asterisk to 1.8.3 and dahdi to 2.4.0, and removed most of the network and VPN software.

See Change Log for more information about changes in 0.7.5 release.

For more information about Voyage ONE and MPD, please visit:
[1] Voyage MPD -
[2] Voyage ONE -

[2011-07-04 update]: If you have 24-bit USB DAC and playing .wav, .aiff and .au but no sound from Voyage MPD 0.7.5, please add the following lines to /etc/mpd.conf and restart mpd service.

decoder {
    plugin "sndfile"
    enabled "no"

2.6.38 voyage kernel and next release

We have silently updated the daily build of Voyage Linux, MPD and ONE to 2.6.38 kernel. Testing is now going on and next release is set to 0.7.5 instead of 0.7.1, as to reflect kernel version upgrade. As with 2.6.38, we also announce that madwifi driver is no longer included or supported starting from 0.7.5.

Daily builds of Voyage Linux, MPD and ONE could be download in the below links:

Target release date of 0.7.5 is early June.

Release date is now rescheduled to late June, as to sync with Debian 6.0.2 release.

Voyage Store update and Voyage MPD Starter Kit

Voyage Store has been changed back to a much simpler design as it was first introduced. At the same time, we are proud to announce a new Voyage MPD Starter Kit, a compact Computer-Audio-Source (CAS) system for playing your favourite audio files from a USB flash/HDD or over the network.

Voyage MPD Starter Kit contains the following contents:

  • Voyage MPD 0.7 on 4GB Compact Flash card
  • PCEngines ALIX.3D2 board with aluminum enclosure
  • (optional) TrendsAudio UD 10.1 Lite USB Audio Converter

We are now accepting pre-order of Voyage MPD Starter Kit. We expect to ship the kit to the customer around mid March 2011. To order, please visit Voyage Store. The store is also on clearance sales for number of items!

Voyage ONE and MPD 0.7.0 released

This is a joint announcement of Voyage ONE and Voyage MPD release 0.7.0.

Voyage ONE - voyage-one-0.7.0.tar.bz2 [2011-02-08] [Live CD]
Voyage MPD - voyage-mpd-0.7.0.tar.bz2 [2011-02-08] [Live CD]

Both Voyage ONE and MPD are based on official Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and Voyage Linux 0.7.0.

Voyage ONE is an enhanced edition of Voyage Linux that aims at integrating the most usable server software and making Voyage Linux a complete, full featured and usable embedded x86 platform. Server software includes asterisk, openvpn, batmand, quagga and snmpd.

Voyage MPD is another special edition of Voyage Linux that makes embedded hardware (e.g. ATOM, ALIX) become your favourite digital music player and server.

For more information about Voyage ONE and MPD, please visit:
[1] Voyage ONE -
[2] Voyage MPD -

Voyage Linux 0.7.0 released

We are proud to present a new Voyage Linux 0.7.0, which includes 2.6.32 kernel and is based on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", after 12 months of last release.

One of the greatest improvement in this release is the speedup of system start-up which is introduced by Debian Squeeze.

Since this version, we drop the idea of stable/development versions. Instead, all releases on or after 0.7.0 should be considered as beta quality.

Our long term plan is to keeping Voyage Linux as a base distribution and keep up with latest kernel and Debian, while we continue to explore other special purposed editions such as Voyage ONE and Voyage MPD. Next milestone will be including a webgui which could be found now in Voyage MPD.

[2011-02-16 Update]: After the release, some known issues are identified:

  • PXE netboot in Live CD does not work.
  • After using SDK to build Live CD with custom built kernel, missing symlink in /initrd.img and /vmlinuz which make the customized Live CD not installable.

Please also note that there is no official upgrade path for 0.6.5 to 0.7, although it could done manually, in step-by-step manner. We welcome any contribution of the upgrade procedures that had proved to work.

Voyage MPD

Voyage MPD is a special edition of Voyage Linux that makes embedded hardware (e.g. ATOM, ALIX) become your favourite digital music player and Computer-Audio-Source (CAS) system.

Latest versions:

Snapshot Build:

Older versions:

Installation shall follow the existing getting start guide / Live CD getting start guide

Latest Voyage MPD is based on upcoming Debian 7.3 "Wheezy" and Voyage Linux 0.9.2. It contains the following features:

  • MPD 0.17.6 with Yan's real-time patch
  • USB Audio Class 2 support (allowing 24bit and up to 192Khz sample rates). It works best on XMOS chipsets
  • 3.14.12 real time kernel, with latest ALSA driver from the kernel
  • DSD playback by DoP (DSD over PCM) support in MPD - special thanks to exD Audio for certifying DSD support and their donation of development unit.
  • lirc and lirc driver for remote control
  • WebGUI modified from Meshlium Manager System

See also another release announcement at Computer Audiophile (Thanks Nick L.):

Many thanks to Yo Kubota (in Japanese) and Shin (in Korean and Japanese) for publishing excellent Voyage MPD guides.

Voyage Store now offers Voyage MPD Starter Kit which includes Voyage MPD, ALIX.3 board with aluminum enclosure. This kit works best as a Computer-Audio-Source (CAS) system which offer high quality audio playback, with low power consumption, silent and at a very low cost.

Voyage MPD now undergoes active development. We would like to hear your comments about Voyage MPD. Please post your feedback to the community mailing-list.

Voyage ONE 0.6.5 released

We are pleased to announce that Voyage ONE 0.6.5 is released as 0.6.5 is promoted to stable.

It is suggested to use Live CD rather than tarball version since tarball version is less tested. In this release, we only focus on Asterisk 1.6 basic functions, even though dahdi (zaptel) and FXO/FXS hardware were not tested.

For more information on Voyage ONE, please visit this link.

Daily Build is now "squeeze"

For those who did not notice, daily build has been switched to Debian "squeeze". Kernel is now 2.6.32.

Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid voyage tty1                   
voyage login: root                                         
Linux voyage 2.6.32-voyage #1 PREEMPT Thu May 27 02:39:19 GMT 2010 i686         
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.                                                    
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 \ \/ /___ __  __ ___  ___  ___    Useful Commands:                             
  \  // _ \\ \/ /,-_ |/ _ |/ -_)     remountrw - mount disk as read-write       
   \/ \___/ \  / \___,\_  |\___|     remountro - mount disk as read-only        
           _/_/        _'_| - remove all docs and manpages 
     { V o y a g e } - L i n u x                                                
      < >   Version: 0.7 (Build Date 20100602)           

Voyage Linux 0.6.5 Promoted to Stable

We are pleased to announce that Voyage Linux 0.6.5 is now promoted to stable. The promotion also hinted that 0.7 development has been started.

We are planning for 0.7.0 development release and it will based on 2.6.32 and Debian "squeeze".

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