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Interview: CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources

Mar 23, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])


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"MY fondness for CrunchBang Linux is well documented, so when the release of the first alpha version of the next generation of this fine UK-based distribution was announced I was excited, to say the least.

"Regulars on the CrunchBang forum have known for some time that distro leader Philip Newborough was considering ending his creation's Ubuntu foundations, moving instead to being built from Debian.

"So it was no real surprise when Philip's release notes for CrunchBang 10 'Statler' revealed:

""The first alpha builds of CrunchBang Linux 10 "Statler" are available now. For the first time, CrunchBang is being built with Debian sources, as opposed to Ubuntu.

"The LiveCD build process has changed. Previous versions of CrunchBang were built using the remastersys project, this has now been dropped in favour of using the Debian Live Project.

"CrunchBang builds now take place remotely on a VPS provided by Linode. The VPS, Dr. Bunsen, is funded by generous sponsors to the project.

"The CrunchBang 10 alpha 1 builds were completed on the 16th & 17th of March 2010 and contain all package updates available at the time from the Debian Squeeze repositories."

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