[ Ubuntu-BD ] Ankur's New Bangla GNU/Linux Distro (Hoimonti - হৈমন্তী) Released

Jamil Ahmed itsjamil at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 12:30:51 GMT 2007


We are glad to inform you that, 2nd installable Bangla distro based on
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) [0] has released. The codename of this
release is Hoimonti (হৈমন্তী). The first one, Sraboni (শ্রাবণী), was
based on Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) [1].

Some new features over the default Gutsy installation:

    * Customized Debian/Ubuntu Installer: It will take less inputs
then usual text installer
    * After installation it will boot into Bangla locale (ie. bn_BD
locale) by default
    * Some important software are included,
          o Banshee - Audio Management and Playback application
          o Gnash - free SWF movie player
          o Gnome-PPP - modem internet connection tool for the GNOME Desktop
          o GParted - GNOME partition editor
          o Ogle - DVD player with support for DVD menus
          o VLC Player - multimedia player and streamer
    * Some codecs are included which will help to play various
audio/video files out of the box
    * Some updated deb packages (ie. Mozilla Firefox

Some issues:

    * There might be some issues while installation if the CDROM is
old, DMA enable/desabled, S.M.A.R.T. enable/desabled for IDE channels.
    * If you put IP address during installation but there is no
Internet connection, then it will take un-wanted delays cause it tries
to download some packages from the Internet.
    * Internal modems might not work/be detected/need to download
restricted modules.
    * Gutsy itself has some issues which are mentioned in their
Release Notes [2].
    * Let us know if you get any.

Please check, http://www.ankur.org.bd for more details.


[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon
[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperDrake
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/ReleaseNotes

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