[Fsf-friends] FREE multimedia software * dyne:bolic 1.4 codename LUMUMBA

Frederick Noronha (FN) fred@bytesforall.org
Fri Jan 7 16:26:27 IST 2005

Jaromil will be visiting Bangalore in end-January 2005 for the Asia Source camp 
see http://www.tacticaltech.org -- FN

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re all,

i forward you the release announcement for the new version of dynebolic,
the GNU/Linux multimedia oriented distribution i'm doing. I'll be
carrying with me some copies and will be available to have workshops
employing it for audio/video manipulation, network radio streaming
veejaying and anything else we can come up with together ;)

  annunciazio'! annunciazio'! pepperepe'! pepperepe'!

        dyne.org productions proudly present:

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   :::::::::...:::::: version 1.4 :: codename LUMUMBA :::::



   the complete system is free to download and copy, go on
            ____ _ http://dynebolic.org _ _____
            ___ __ http://dynebolic.org __ ____
            __ ___ http://dynebolic.org ___ ___
            _ ____ http://dynebolic.org ____ __
      and redempt yourself from closed source software
                ISO CD image of 610Mbytes


    Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live bootable cd, containing a whole
    operating system that works straight from boot, without the need to
    install or change anything on the hard disk.
    If you like and want to have it on harddisk you can simply copy the
    /dyne directory on your computer: the simpliest installation ever!

    Dyne:bolic is user-friendly: recognizes your hardware devices (sound,
    video, firewire, and USB), and offers a VAST range of free software
    applications for multimedia production, audio and video manipulation,
    sound composition and synthesis, 3D modeling, photography, peer2peer
    filesharing, web browsing, desktop publishing, word processing, cd
    burning, email, encryption, remote conferencing, funky games, a world
    atlas navigator and even more.

    Advanced features include: a complete environment with the most advanced
    multimedia applications available on GNU/Linux, automatic clustering joining
    the CPU power between any other dyne:bolic on the local network, capability
    to work well on old PC (Pentium1 64Mb) and even XBOX game consoles, support
    to save and encrypt personal data and settings on a usb key.

    Dyne:bolic is shaped on the needs of media activists and artists to
    promote free speech as a tool for the production and not only the
    fruition of digital and analog informations.
    It takes birth as a grassroot effort to spread free software and the
    spirit of sharing information and knowledge.

    for more information see:
    http://dynebolic.dyne.org/index.php?show=features with screenshots
    http://dynebolic.dyne.org/index.php?show=press past reviews
    http://dynebolic.dyne.org/index.php?show=docs the manual and wiki


    This release provides a major upgrade to software included and adds
    new useful applications, plus fixes some important outstanding bugs.
    Since the enormous success of the previous release, the suggestions
    of a growing number of users and the dedication of currently active
    developers Jaromil and Smilzo lead to this very stable release.

    Everyone is encouraged to upgrade! here the complete ChangeLog:

   = 1.4 major update "LUMUMBA"
  - Pure Data equipped with all major extensions:
    PDP, PiDiP, RRadical, grid, pique, bonk, choice,
    fiddle, freeverb, zexy, GEM-0.90, OSC and more
    (10x to Aymeric, Derek, Frank, Yves, Tom and PD!)
  - Blender-2.33a + Yafray-0.0.7 + Python game engine
  - LiVES 0.9.1 with Ogg/Theora and _many_ other codecs!
  - FreeJ-0.7.1 "BIKO" - RASTASOFTWARE!
    console remote controller (VJ over Ethernet) and
    Procedural Video Scripting: evolution from NLE systems
  - updated Linux 2.4.26, Alsa, OpenMosix and SquashFS-2.1
    with improved efficience and wider device support
    including Zoran devices and most video boards
  - Xbox support up to recent versions and cromwell bios
  - Python is included with GUI extensions
  - Fix to modem connection, now fully functional
  - new software: Jamin-0.8, InkScape-0.39, poedit-1.2.5,
    KPhone-4.0.2, TimeMachine-0.2.4, tftp-hpa-0.38,
    Bomb-1.26, Pure-Ftpd-1.0.20, mlDonkey-2.5.22,
    Circle-0.41c, Aqualung-0.9b2, FLAC-1.1, iftop-0.17p1,
    Emacs-21.3, Seq24-0.5.2, Thunderbird-1.0,
    Chestnut-dialer-0.1, libtheora-1.0a4
  - Mobilemesh wireless adaptive routing daemon
    see /usr/mobilemesh (10x to Elektra)
  - updated software: FreeJ-0.7.1, MuSE-0.9.1,
    ImageMagick-6, LADSPA, Jack-0.98.1, Blender-2.33a,
    Cinelerra-1.2.1, Gaim-1.0, GQview-1.4.3, isolinux 2.10,
    GEM-0.90, pd-0.37-4, Audacity-1.2.2, LiVES-0.9.1,
    BlueFish-0.13, EffecTV-0.3.9, MPlayer-1.0pre5,
    QJackCtl-0.2.10, Hydrogen-0.9, SDL-1.2.7, png-1.2.7,
    Xfe-0.72, libFOX-1.2.9, Firefox-1.0, Rezound-0.11.1beta,
    ogg-1.1.1, vorbis-1.0.1, Hydrogen-0.9.1, mjpegtools-1.6.2
  - new games: Eboard, Racer and Eat The Whistle!
    tk-solitaire and Starfighter-1.1.1 plus the juicy
    updates for Wesnoth-0.8.6
  - more documentation in the dynebolic user's manual
  - lectrobrain :: thk03

    In case you have a DOCK (/dyne directory copied in your harddisk) you should
    upgrade it by using the one in this release - or when you boot the CD just
    answer YES when you'll be prompted to upgrade.


    This software is about Resistance ina babylon world which tries to
    control and limit the way we communicate and we share informations
    and knowledge.

    This software is for all those who don't want to afford the latest expensive
    hardware to speak out their words of consciousness and good will, still
    offering a complete operating system with more features than some other
    proprietary system affected by viruses and full of spyware.

    This software is free, Jah Rastafari Livity bless your freedom!

    You should share this software for the good of yourself and your
    people, respect others and let them express, be free and let others
    be free. You are welcome to redistribute dyne:bolic in any way you
    like, to your friends and neighbours, to anybody who needs or is just
    curious to try, as you wish.

    The roots of Rasta culture can be found in Resistance to slavery. This
    software is not a business. This software is free as of speech and is one
    step in the struggle for Redemption and Freedom. This software is dedicated
    to the memory of Patrice Lumumba, Marcus Garvey, Marthin Luther King, Steve
    Biko, Walter Rodney, Malcom X, Mumia Abu Jamal and all those who still
    resist to slavery, racism and oppression, who still fight imperialism and
    seek an alternative to the egemony of capitalism in our World.


    IF dyne:bolic can be useful for you, you can also be useful to
    dyne:bolic! consider the possibility to get involved with
    development, contribute artwork and ideas, help with debugging and
    documenting and anything else can come to you in mind.

    ->>>> BUG REPORT ONLINE INTERFACE: http://bugs.dyne.org
    ->>>> JOIN OUR MAILINGLIST: mailto:dynebolic-subscribe@dyne.org
    ->>>> CONTRIBUTE DOCUMENTATION: http://lab.dyne.org/DyneBolic (wiki)

    Furthermore, please consider that the dyne:bolic project is an
    indypendent effort relying on support from non-profit, grant-making
    and business organizations willing to sustain development of free and
    opensource software like this.

    Dyne:bolic relies on support from individuals like you to preserve,
    protect and promote the freedom it gives to its users.

    This new release opens a donation round which is much needed at the moment
    so please show your appreciation with a small act of generosity! thanks!


    The dyne:bolic team is also offering commercial support: we can provide
    workshops, consulting services, customisations, setup and warranty for
    fitness to a particular purpose.

    If you need commercial support on dyne:bolic this is the way you can be 100%
    sure it will work for you.

    In fact, this is the sustainable model we are building around dyne:bolic to
    support our development and further research: we are following the best
    knowledge here principle and offer customisation and special support

    For more informations see http://dynebolic.dyne.org/index.php?show=cust
    and our workshop offer http://dynebolic.dyne.org/index.php?show=workshop


    Denis "Jaromil" Rojo - mantainer of dyne:bolic, HasciiCam MuSE and FreeJ

    Alex "Smilzo" Gnoli - mantainer of the Xbox dynebolic kernel

    Silvano "Kysucix" Galliani - developer of FreeJ

    Antonino "Nightolo" Radici, Luca "Rubik" Profico
    and Angelo "Pallotron" Failla                    - developers of MuSE

    Federico "Bomboclat" Prando and Francesco "C1cc10" Rana for the bolic1


    Thanks to the many people developing day by day the whole GNU/Linux system,
    they are thousands all around the world and it is impossible to include all
    of them here. ONE LOVE!

    Special Thanks to the OpenMosix project, Tom and the Blender crew, Salsaman
    for his valuable developments on LiVES, Dmp for the suggestions about Xbox,
    the amazing PD crews, Phillip Lougher for his great results in SquashFS 2,
    Albi for his suggestions and friendship, the linux-audio-dev programmers,
    the Twibright labs for Links2, the Xiph.org foundation, the squatters in
    A'dam and all others mentioned thru past present and future documentation of

    Great respsct to all dyne.org hackers, the FreakNet medialab and the
    autistici/inventati collective, ECN.org and italy.indymedia, the ASCII,
    the #mdp slum and the irc.freenode.net #dyne IRC channel, Metro Olografix,
    the Hackmeeting community, radio Ondarossa, New Global Vision and the great
    dynebolic mailinglist community.

    Thanks and greetings also to the individuals helping developers with their
    genuine solidarity, ospitality and humanity: Andrea Mayr, Armin Medosh,
    Jo van der Spek, Reni & Jogi, Matteo "blended" Scassa, Robert De Geuss,
    Gaby Wijers and many others understanting how much this is important to have
    keep such a project going.

    Thanks, A thousand flowers will blossom!


    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
    your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
    WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to:
    Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

    Several redistributed binaries are copyrighted by the respective authors,
    it is documented in the accompanying manual of the distribution.

    dyne.org is available to provide the source of the included binaries
    upon request, all the included software can be redistributed under the
    terms of the GNU GPL license and, in some cases, the X/BSD license.

    For more informations refer to the web pages on http://dynebolic.org

- --
  jaromil,  dyne.org rasta coder,  http://rastasoft.org

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