Sunday, November 8th, 2009: Going forward all of our research and analysis efforts are on getting everything working under the Fedora umbrella as part of Fedora Secondary Architectures effort.
Monday, January 22nd, 2007: Due to the results of our customer feedback survey, the wiki has been removed.
Monday, July 24th, 2006: As per Dennis's suggestion, here's a link to the Aurora RPM key (and Aurora Extras RPM key).
Friday, April 14th, 2006: Marketing build 2.0 has been released! This is the final build of our FC-3 based tree.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006: Since evidently not enough people know about it, here's a link to our wiki, with a specific link to our Hardware Compatibility List.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005: Beta 2 of Build 2.0 has been released, with ISO images! This is an FC-3 based build with a recent 2.6 kernel.
Saturday, November 20th, 2004: Build 1.92 (Tangerine) has been released, but there are no ISO images. To install it,
install 1.0, then follow the instructions here (and mirrored here).
Thanks go out to Adam Kropelin for the excellent HOWTO.
Thursday, August 7th, 2003: Please note that our mailing lists have moved. They can now be found at http://lists.auroralinux.org. Many
thank-yous to TriLUG for providing the hosting.
Thursday, February 6th, 2003: Bug hunting season opened! The Aurora SPARC Linux Project is happy to announce the Aurora bugzilla server. We would like to encourage anyone to file bugs found in the Aurora distribution, this web site, the bugzilla server itself or trouble with the download sites. Please do file known but unresolved bugs, no matter if they have been discussed on the mailing lists already.
Kudos to Charles Gillet for providing and setting up the server!
Sunday, January 19th, 2003: The Aurora SPARC Linux Project is proud to announce
Build 1.0 (Ansel) to the world. This build is faster, less buggy, and has 25% more MSG.
For all the information you can stand, look at this.
Friday, December 20th, 2002: The Aurora SPARC Linux Project has
released a couple of security advisories on and updates to crucial
packages like glibc and apache. For details please refer to the
security announcements sent to the Aurora Security mailing list.
The (old) archives can be found here:
Aurora-sparc-security mailing list archive.
And while you're at it: don't forget to
Tuesday, October 29th, 2002: Aurora has a new mailing list for security announcements and
Monday, October 21st, 2002: Errata
page put up for all your package updating pleasure.
Thursday, September 26th, 2002: The Aurora SPARC Linux
Project to announce Build 0.4 (Titanium) to the world. This time,
it comes with a healthy serving of fully functional tftp, and a nice
new 2.4.19 kernel for dessert.
On top of that, we even succeeded in making it do a GUI install on a Sun Blade
100. For all the details, look here.
Saturday, August 31st, 2002: The Aurora SPARC Linux Project is
proud to announce Build 0.32 (Nashville) to the world. Finally, Aurora
has a working installer for sparc32 (sun4d/sun4m) as well as sparc64
(sun4u). Lots of bugs have been fixed from the 0.31 installer, and one
set of isos will allow you to boot and install both sparc32 and sparc64.
For all the details, look here.
Friday, August 9th, 2002: The Aurora SPARC Linux Project is
proud to announce Build 0.31 (Phoenix Rising) to the world. For the
first time, Aurora has a working installer! Well, mostly working anyways.
This build is mostly 0.3, with some minor bugfixes and sparc64 isos.
For all the details, look here.
Sunday, August 4th, 2002: Come see Aurora at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
2002! We'll be showing off Aurora SPARC Linux in Booth #19, in
the .ORG Pavilion. Not to mention free bumper stickers. Mmm. Free bumper
stickers. You know you want them. ;)
Also, the website has had a little bit of touchup work done, thanks
to Ed Halley. (He's also responsible for all the new artwork in the
upcoming installer & sparc64 ISO build.)
Monday July 1st, 2002: The Aurora SPARC Project is proud to
announce Build 0.3 (Phoenix) to the world. With the exception of
Anaconda, Phoenix is a complete 7.3 based tree, including KDE3,
Gnome 1.4, XFree86 4.2.0, a 2.4.18 kernel, and both gcc 2.96 & 3.1
Downloads are available:
Wanna be a mirror? Found a bug in the tree? Something
missing/corrupt? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday April 30th, 2002: More Build 0.3 eyecandy, this
time its a screenshot of KDE3 running with kword and
konqueror. Seems a little slower on the Ultra 10 than Gnome, but
Screenshot 2 from Ultra 10
Friday April 26th, 2002: Build 0.3 creeps ever closer, but
here's a screenshot of Gnome 1.4 (XFree86 4.2.0) running with sound
(xmms) and Mozilla (galeon) to help make the wait more
Screenshot from Ultra 10
Tuesday February 26th, 2002: Daily Aurora changelogs and
notes will be at my advokitty page: http://www.advogato.net/person/spot/
Tuesday December 4th, 2001: Build 0.2 announced. Almost all
packages are built at this point. The kernel doesn't boot, and is
just present for headers, so install the 2.4 headers and use the
2.2 kernel from the RHL 6.2 tree. The only packages missing are
anaconda and the kernel. Oh yes, Xconfigurator is still broken.
Monday November 5th, 2001: Build 0.1 announced. Not for the
faint of heart, none of the sparc64 stuffs are there, some packages
have eccentricities, but they mostly work. Xconfigurator definitely