I am happy to announce that Alpine 3.3.0 first release candidate is released.
A few notes for v3.3.0:
- The previous "alpine-mini" image as been renamed to "alpine" and is
the default iso.
- The previous "alpine" image has been renamed to "alpine-extended" and
has more packages for troubleshooting. Many application packages have
been removed. For example asterisk, freeswitch, kamamilio and
postgresql. Focus is now more on tools which can be handy for rescue,
network and disk tools. For example btrfs-progs and nfs-utils was
- The initramfs has been refactored. We no longer depend on specifying
alpine_dev as boot option. Instead, the boot repositories and apkovl
should be automatically found using the new nlplug-findfs tool.
- We now only ship boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg which work for any boot
media (cdrom, usb...). The boot/syslinux/isolinux.cfg has been
- We should now specify modloop path as boot option. This is strictly
not needed, as the refactored modloop init.d script will try hard to
find any modloop image. This is for backwards compat.
- The iso images are now isohybrids, so you can create bootable usb
images with dd. Those can not be used for tmpfs-installs as you
cannot store any apkvol here. You can still use this with
setup-bootable, like you do when booting from cdrom.
I would appreciate help with testing:
- boot from usb, using setup-bootable and real hardware. Test that you
can store apkovl with 'lbu commit'. Do this with:
- alpine image
- vanilla image
- extended image
- xen image
- test that alpine xen can boot domUs
- test upgrading from v3.2 to v3.3.
- test various different disk install combinations, eg lvm on raid, lvm
without raid, raid without lvm.
Any other testing is also appreciated. Specially on different kind of
Received on Thu Nov 26 2015 - 17:18:01 GMT