News


Nov 22, 2015 - There and Back Again

  • Firstly, my apologies to those who weren’t able to access the site for the past month. It was moreso a matter of search engines lagging behind our hosting switch than anything.
  • Somewhat begrudgingly, hosting has moved back to Digital Ocean, more or less specifically to take advantage of our SSL cert.
  • There seems to be some doubt on the web that CBPP is still maintained. I assure you, it is. I just haven’t found much to update lately ;)

- computermouth

Oct 21, 2015 - Github Pages

  • We have migrated the existing site over to Github Pages. This probably should have been done a while ago but at the time it was the easiest thing to do for me.
  • The Proudly Hosted by Digital Ocean link still remains because our repo is still hosted on their site and the ref link money will still be used for that. They have also donated to help us run our servers a bit ago.
  • I know there has not be many updates recently but there is a lot of activity on reddit where a lot more up to date news and topics can be found.

- lucas

Apr 29, 2015 - Release Day

  • Earlier this week Debian 8 “Jessie” launched, and all the world rejoiced!
  • All our packages have been extensively tested and retested and it’s time for the big reveal.

  • 32-bit and 64-bit images are both now available with EFI support and networking non-frees on disc.
  • Thanks to everyone who helped with Beta and RC testing!
  • Give it a download and let us know what you think. Cheers!

Apr 28, 2015 - Jessie is out!

It’s been a few days but Jessie is out! This is good news. The final version of cbpp will be made available soon. There will be an update here when a solid working version is released. As well as an update to the download page. Until then see more up to date news on reddit.

Apr 25, 2015 - Metapackage for Migrators

  • A metapackage has been built for those of you who might wish to use the desktop configs while on a pre-existing install like #! Waldorf, stock Debian, or possibly even Ubuntu.
  • The repo has been fully stocked with all the most recent versions of the packages.

Apr 16, 2015 - Moving Over to Jekyll

This is site is now being built in jekyll. This should make loading a lot faster. No other functionality difference at this time. Updates will be displayed the same way however you can now subscribe to them for your RSS feeds.

Mar 2, 2015 - Theme Changes

Feb 25, 2015 - New Subreddit and Repo/Package Testing

  • I started a subreddit, a few people have reached out in the interest of a unified discussion forum. Check it out!
  • Repo Testing
  • If anyone is familiar with customizing reddit, feel free to post/make suggestions

Feb 25, 2015 - Finalizing Packages

  • All the packages are building, the repo is functioning, all that remains is testing. Once all the deployments of local packages are verified working, everything will start getting moved to packages.crunchbangplusplus.org.

Feb 23, 2015 - Squishin Bugs

  • Lots of progress made on the Git repo today.
  • Things are really coming together. If I can stay on track, release client should ready to go inside the next week or two.
  • Side note, now taking submissions for new wallpapers! The default fabric tile will stay in place, but if you’ve got an artistic hand: submit a pull request on the wallpaper repo, send an email to computermouth[at]crunchbangplusplus.org, or reach me on twitter @computermouth.

Feb 22, 2015 - Repo is Up

  • Officially working with 4096-bit gpg signing! There’s currently only one package available, but once the cbpp-* packages become stable and function properly, we’ll be all set for distribution!

Feb 19, 2015 - general Bug Fixes

  • Userspace initialization fixes underway.
  • Dropped a few packages: cb-fortune and cb-wmhacks(still investigating the possibility of alternatives).

Feb 18, 2015 - Github Changes

  • We’re going to be shuffling around some of the files on the GitHub repo. Specifically, moving each package to its own repo as we go through them. For now, if you’re committing to a package that’s in CBPP/cbpp, keep committing there until it’s moved into it’s own.
  • Why are they being moved? –In short, poor planning. Also, I’m changing the build format used for the packages and the file changes are drastic enough to where the file size for a singular repo will quickly be exploding. So we’re getting ahead of it here early.
  • The first separated repo is here CBPP/cbpp-configs, thanks to nfultz, the new configs keep the terminal references agnostic, so you’re free to change your default to whichever terminal you desire with significantly less configuration!
  • cb-configs (now cbpp-configs) moved to its own repo and changed to acknowledge new theme and icons with their new names.
  • crunchbang-icon-theme (with contents of faenza-crunchbang-icon-theme) now moved to its own repo named cbpp-icon-theme.

Feb 17, 2015 - Now With SSL

  • We’ve implemented an SSL certificate to provide HTTPS by default. Thanks to Gregory Tomko at GlobalSign for the recommendation and setup help.

Addressing Some Controversy

Today I reached out to Philip Newborough – corenominal – creator of the original #!. There has been some community concern expressed that the project’s name encroaches upon the original and that our teaser banner might be found offensive.

Corenominal responded:

I think there has been some confusion somewhere, I love the image and I have no problem with you using the CrunchBang++ name. I wish you all the best with the project and I hope it’s a huge success for you.
To clarify, no pain, love the image, love the name.
Keep rockin’

Feb 16, 2015 - How to Help

  • TONS of people have been asking about how to help! Be sure to check out our github repos for bugs or suggestions via the ‘issues’ button.
  • Git officionados should obviously feel welcome to clone the repo and have a look around. And obviously be sure to submit a pull request if you have any fixes.

Feb 15, 2015 - The Day the Crunch Stood Still

  • Beta released!
  • Primary public response has been incredibly supportive, thank you for your comments via twitter and reddit!

So what’s next?

  • Cleaning! The packages on github and the .iso were solely intended to provide a proof-of-concept. As such, there’s quite a bit of incorrect information in them (maintainer, descriptions, licences).
  • Our immediate plans for the future are to iron out some of the remaining issues in the distro (ideally before the impending official Jessie launch). The goal is to have a release client with no known bugs around April or May so that when Jessie becomes the new stable, we’ll be able to just run our build script, host, and enjoy!
  • 64-bit version.
  • A repo! Linux is about sharing and bettering the community, not only would our own repo give us the venue for updates within the distro, but also give access to our new set of packages for those on other distros who might like to experience the #!++ meta.
  • Once we get to a fully functional release, then our plan is to update some of the nonessentials (new cb-welcome with more current options, new cb-pipemenus, new themes/backgrounds etc.)

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