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[20090325] Jibbed 5 rc3 - now with Xen!
Zafer Aydogan's latest release candidat of his Jibbed Live CD now also offers booting a Xen3 Dom0 kernel from the CD, and allows starting further DomUs. Other news in RC3 are that packages can now be installed with pkg_add for from pkgsrc (enough RAM assumed :), and that sysinst plus official sets from NetBSD's FTP server are on the CD, so NetBSD can be installed on a harddisk from Jibbed, too.

All this goes with the usual contents of the CD, i.e. a NetBSD based lice CD with a XFCE desktop.

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[20090208] NetBSD/amd64 based live CD (and i386, too): Jibbed 5 RC1
Zafer Aydogan wrote me that his NetBSD-based "Jibbed" live-CD has reached status of a first release candidate. As a very special thing, there is a version of the CD for 64bit machines which is based on NetBSD/amd64. The CD itself follows the netbsd-5 branch, uses X.org, recent Firefox (3.0.6) and thanks to vnd compression, it's only 400MB in size.

See the Jibbed homepage for more information including screenshots, download links, and a FAQ.

Be sure to mail your experiences back to Zafer to make the CD even better!

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[20090111] jibbed 5 beta - NetBSD 5.0_BETA based live CD
Zafer Aydogan wrote me that jibbed 5 beta is available now. Jibbed is a NetBSD-based Live CD, and the version number indicates that it's based on the NetBSD 5.0_BETA release. From the website: ``It features select packages from pkgsrc, as well as autoconfiguration for networking and graphics cards. A new feature is the ability to run memtest from the boot prompt.

This version contains the xfce4 window manager and uses Xorg (base). It features vnd compression and is only 400 MB in size. The minimum requirement is now an i686 or compatible CPU and 128 MB RAM.

As you might have noticed, I've changed the version numbering - again. Jibbed will from now on carry the version number from the NetBSD release it has been build from.

Feel free to download jibbed 5 beta.''

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[20080826] Jibbed LiveCD V0.15.72 released
Zafer Aydogan has released Version 0.15.72 of his Jibbed NetBSD LiveCD. News are that the it's a CD again, instead of a DVD. Kernel sources are from NetBSD-current with kernel version 4.99.72 (as or August 19th), the CD also has Firefox 3, Roy Marples' dhcpcd 4.0rc3, WAPBL (journaling for FFS), top 3.8beta1, OpenSSH with HPN-Patch, Postfix 2.5.2, Bind 9, and may more.

Right now the CD is a bit slow as compressed VND images are currently broken - anyone who can fix this is more than welcome to do so.

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[20080606] Jibbed LiveCD 0.14.64 released
Zafer Aydogan wrote me that he has released a new version of his Jibbed NetBSD LiveCD. News in version 0.14.64 include sources as of netBSD 4.99.64, a change from XFree to modular X.org, Xfce4 as Window Manager as well as Roy Marple's new DHCP client daemon. Further changes include automatic detection of the graphics card, and loading of the required drivers (if available).

The ISO is currently more than 1GB, as there's a bug in NetBSD's handling of compressed vnc(4) images, which leads to kernel panics.

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