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Downloads of other iso's temporarily disabled. Will have new builds posted shortly
I know what you're all thinking. Just what we need, another linux iso, based on ubuntu, for studio use. It's simply KXStudio on other desktops, and with a few cosmetic tweeks to make them all feel stream-lined. There are as many flavors of linux, and Ubuntu in particular, as there are users. Also true about the amounts of different types of hardware they will run on. This project is mainly intended towards new linux users. It provides a look at the different desktops and setups linux has to offer. The goal though is to make each one look somewhat like all it's other YALS cousins. I would like to give a shout out right now to falkTX, for his wonderful tools and KXStudio repos. And to the thousands of developers that have contributed to opensource linux projects over the years that comprise these distros!
ALL builds have been cleared as serious beta candidates. All are 32-bit(64-bit will come in interest peaks). All reports back so far are cosmetic and will be changed through updates. All the iso's posted have been tested on multiple machines for install and use without serious issue. At this time the only major bug is not installing with custom name. It always defaults to default user name and password on install. This is easily solved by setting up a new user and pass after install. Though these are mainly TESTING ISO's, for trying KXStudio on other desktops, and for new users to try out without going through the whole upgrade process.
YALS-e17 beta 2 (0.5.0) desktop is really becoming something special. I consider this to be the most stable of all the current isos. It can be installed at your own discretion. If you like bleeding edge development, this build includes the 3.7.0 kernel(pae is part of mainstream kernel)! Enlightenment provides another extremely lightweight desktop option, running in around 100 Megs of RAM, or less, installed(with cadence loaded to tray and both bridges started.) It's also the first iso to come in under 2 gigs! In beta 2 I have customized each workspace/virtual desktop to have a different kxstudio wallpaper. Should work great on almost any system. I've added my own favorite apps to the favorites launcher, by right clicking on desktop. You can change these to any apps you use regularly by going to settings>All>Apps>Favorite Application, then set them in the list and order tabs(note they will not show up til you do a log out.) The only problem I'm encountering is not being able to make the wifi manager stick to the panel. You will have to manually connect a wifi network the first time. Network manager can be launched by right clicking on the desktop, I've added it to favorites. There is no default photo viewer. I have tried several, but I'm looking for simple and low resource, so recommendations are appriciated.
YALS-Main-beta 1(0.7.3) is kxstudio on top of a cairo-dock session in panel mode, for a traditional yet modern desktop experience. It features the stock ubuntu 12.04 3.2-pae kernel. It has a lot of eye candy pre-installed(including the desktop rotating cube in live mode[go ahead and give that CLT+ALT+Click-drag a try!]) It includes everything up to and including things that probably should not be packaged at this time like ardour3. But let me tell you a little story. My submission to the tunestorm competition in the Original Scores forum here on linuxmusicians this month was done by me with YALS 0.7.0, in 6 hours from start to finish with the live DVD with only 1 crash of ardour3(as I was hitting CLT+S if you can believe it!)
YALS-LXDE beta 1 is here now! For older computers and those that want the lowest power desktop to save all your system resources for creating media! It is backed by peppermint os three with the 3.2-pae kernel. Check out the live ISO, install if you would like(should be stable enough for everyday use) and make feature requests. Will consider anything within reason that doesn't compromise system performance. If you have ideas for further reducing this system which already runs in between 100-150Megs of RAM live depending on the computer it's dropped into, please share.
The idea behind this "distro" is simply an easy to install and test media of KXStudio on desktops other than KDE. Just trying to make life easy on new users. By 1.0 I hope to have a much better welcome document, in pdf format with pics, and maybe a series of links to tutorial videos(maybe even include the videos with the distro?) The documentation is really where it's at. And maybe by the time it's all properly compiled in the 1.0 release of YALS, falkTX will consider it for KXStudio proper! All documentation is to be specific to linux audio and kxstudio, and not so much to the YALS distro(as all YALS is anyway is kxstudio on other desktops with minor tweeks.) Give these ISO's a spin and get back to me!
A brief rundown of packages included:
*Everything else in the kxstudio-meta-all &kxstudio-non-free repos
You can install these isos to a DVD, or preferably use the program unetbootin(linux,windows) to create a live USB(or SD card even). Format your drive beforehand in FAT, then load the iso into unetbootin and reboot!
If you like these iso's they are installable, but the best and cleanest way to get your own setup is to pick a flavor of ubuntu 12.04 of your choice, install it, and follow this guide http://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9666 to create a KXStudio distro of your very own. These iso's are merely to show what different desktops can bring to the mix of the amazing kxstudio tools, and add some custom documentation while we're at it!
Keep checking here for new updated iso's. This thread is the official home of this project for now.