It’s been some time since my last blog post, but if you’re a Sabayon user, you may know that I’ve been busy with a lot of stuff lately. Entropy eventually entered the final Beta phase: API documentation is complete, Entropy Services infrastructure has been rewritten from scratch taking advantage from the best communication protocol ever invented: HTTP (and JSON as “data format”), Sulfur eventually got its awaited speed boost (1.0_beta15), packages.sabayon.org has been deployed, http://www.sabayon.org will follow, Python 2.7 is now the default, same for GCC 4.5, and Entropy in general is as rock solid (and fast) as ever in all its 300.000+ lines of code, millions of line changes, that I’ve been able to work out in 4 years. You know, when you’re 20 you think everything is possible. Well, this time I was right and we can, today, all enjoy the most advanced and crazy package manager ever written by a single human being.
Regarding what people worry about, Sabayon 6 will be our next release version and is scheduled for July, you may already know that we don’t like fixed release dates: we prefer the “it’s done when it’s done” approach. Sabayon 6 will be shipped with Entropy 1 and package updates will be delivered to you via our upcoming new build server (which is going to replace our current one), a Bi-Octa AMD Opteron 6128 system with 48GB RAM. But wait! We still need your donations, actually, we’ll have to deploy this beast with cheapo 750GB RAID1 SATA drives, waiting for more cash to come in order to be able to buy a couple of SSD drives.
Beside these tech details, expect even more “stable bleeding edgeness” in Sabayon 6. A new Era is about to come, and it’s all thanks to your donations.