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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                                         
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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.docs - remove all docs and manpages 
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      < http://linux.voyage.hk >   Version: 0.7 (Build Date 20100602)           
                                                                                
                                                                                
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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".

Voyage Linux 0.6.5 released

Voyage 0.6.5, which includes 2.6.30 kernel, is released. Version number jumps from 0.6.2 to 0.6.5 to emphasize the kernel version update. Still, Voyage Linux 0.6.5 is based on Debian Lenny (r5.0)


Apart from kernel update to 2.6.30, 0.6.5 includes a number of enhancements in voyage.update and voyage-sync scripts, as well as the return of /ro directory. Perhaps there will be some updates to 0.6 prior to 0.7.0. 0.7.0 is however scheduled on 2010 summer if Debian "squeeze" is not delayed again.

[2010-02-25 Update]: For user upgrading from 0.6.2 (care should be taken in every step in the upgrade):

# remountrw
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

To use the new 2.6.30-voyage kernel, first install it by:

# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.30-voyage \
    madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage \
    aufs-modules-2.6.30-voyage 

For safety, add the follow entry the grub menu to /boot/grub/menu.lst such that you can fallback to 2.6.26 version:

title voyage-linux-2.6.26
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-486-voyage root=LABEL=ROOT_FS console=ttyS0,38400n8
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-486-voyage

Then reboot. If everything is OK with the new kernel, you may remove the old kernel by:

# apt-get remove --purge linux-image-2.6.26-486-voyage \
    madwifi-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage \
    aufs-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage

and the corresponding entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

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[2010-03-23 Update]: Like 0.6.2, to avoid stuck beacon problem, you can downgrade madwifi driver manually by:

# remountrw
# wget http://www.voyage.hk/dists/0.6/madwifi/madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage
_0.9.4~rc2-1+7.0-1_i386.deb 
# dpkg -i madwifi-modules-2.6.30-voyage_0.9.4~rc2-1+7.0-1_i386.deb 

Voyage ONE 0.5.2 released

Voyage ONE was an un-released special edition of Voyage Linux which was developed in 2008. It is aimed at providing most usable server software and make Voyage Linux as a complete, usable product for any embedded x86 platform.

We now decided to make it available for public download.

voyage-one-0.5.2.tar.bz2 [2009-11-23]

Voyage ONE is based on Voyage Linux 0.5.2 version and it includes the following features:

  • VoIP : asterisk zaptel
  • VPN and tunneling : vtun openvpn stunnel
  • Meshing : AWDS batmand olsrd
  • Others: aprtables iperf usbutils gpsd ntp quagga snmpd

To access asterisk-gui,

    http://<voyage IP>:8088/asterisk/static/index.html
    username: admin
    password: voyage

We would like hear your comments about Voyage ONE and discuss its possibilities.
In future, we will continue to develop Voyage ONE based on latest Voyage Linux.
Please post your feedback to the community mailing-list.

Voyage Linux 0.6.2 released

Voyage 0.6.2 is released and its goal is approaching stable.

We want to move 0.6.2 to stable as soon as possible in order to start 0.7 development with a newer kernel. Tmpfs now replaces aufs, so all modification on /var/log etc. will go to tmpfs and sync back to disk at shutdown. To sync back to disk manually while running, run:

# remountrw
# /etc/init.d/voyage-sync sync
# remountro

If you want to add more directories to tmpfs, modify VOYAGE_SYNC_DIRS in /etc/default/voyage-util.

Madwifi driver is upgraded to r4022 trunk with free hal. However, "stuck beacon" issue still exists in madwifi driver when running AP mode. Fall back to stable 0.9.4rc2 version by:

# wget http://www.voyage.hk/dists/0.6/madwifi/madwifi-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage
_0.9.4~rc2-1+6.0-3_i386.deb
# dpkg -i madwifi-modules-2.6.26-486-voyage_0.9.4~rc2-1+6.0-3_i386.deb

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Voyage Linux 0.6.1 released

Along with Debian Lenny r5.0, we release Voyage 0.6.1 as promised.

voyage-0.6.1.tar.bz2 [2009-02-19] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

0.6.1 is still a development release as there has been some reported issues on madwifi driver, voyage-sync aufs, etc. We are hoping that 0.6.2 would improve the stability in these areas.

0.6.1 also includes amd64 port for x86 64-bit systems as well as SDK for the first time. Both amd64 and SDK are in experimental stage and only limited testing has been carried out. SDK details and usage instructions will be updated on this site later.

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Voyage Linux 0.6.0 released

We decided to release Voyage Linux 0.6.0 before the end of 2008.

voyage-0.6.0.tar.bz2 [2008-12-30] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Apart from Debian Lenny, there are some interesting features added in 0.6.0, such as 2.6.26 kernel, ocf patch, /ro & /rw replacement with aufs, LED drivers for ALIX, etc. Although Debian Lenny is not released yet, we are hoping that it will be released very soon. Releasing 0.6.0 ahead of Debian Lenny allows more people to test this version.

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Voyage Linux Experimental Release based on Debian Lenny

After a long Olympic break, we are pleased to announce a new Voyage Linux experimental release that is now based on Debian Lenny, which is scheduled to roll out in the coming months. On-going development effort is now spent to put a final mark towards Voyage Linux 0.6.

This release is NOT for production use.

This experimental and upcoming VL 0.6 is built by Debian Live framework. Currently, it does not support disk persistency. All changes to the file systems would be lost after reboot. In addition, the Live CD cannot work as PXE server for netboot install. All of these issues will be addressed in the final VL 0.6.

[2008-10-02 update] Both disk persistency and PXE support in Live CD have been resolved. We suggest that users planning to use VL 0.6 should start testing it now, and report any bugs and your feedback.

To recap, most notable changes in VL 0.6 are:

  1. no more /rw and /ro. They are replaced by aufs, for /var/log and /var/tmp
  2. based on (to-be-released) Debian Lenny
  3. 2.6.26 kernel

Regression tests is just started and feature request backlog in wiki is now being processed. Even though Debian Lenny has not been official released, VL 0.6.0 should be ready in the next few weeks and is served as a test drive. VL 0.6.1 is planned at the same time Debian Lenny is release.

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Voyage Linux 0.5.2 released

0.5.2 is released for upgrading wireless-tools to version 29.

voyage-0.5.2.tar.bz2 [2008-06-29] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

This is a minor fix that upgrading wireless-tools to version 29 will get rid of incompatibility complains between wireless drivers and wireless tools. This release also cosmetic upgrades madwifi module package to version 5.0-2.

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Voyage Linux 0.5.1 released

Finally, 0.5.1 is released and is promoted to stable.

voyage-0.5.1.tar.bz2 [2008-06-23] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Voyage Linux 0.5.1 stays with 2.6.23 kernel with some additions module support. It also enables LED drivers for WRAP and ALIX. OpenSSL security fix is also included. There will be no more update on 0.5 series unless there is critical fixes. Voyage Linux 0.6 development has been started but it will only be available as daily snapshot around July/August time frame.

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