A new tool and a couple of domains in construction are inbound: http://www.uebuilder.com/ No, it does not just build Ultimate Edition Operating systems http://os-builder.com/ Both sites will land you at the same place. I’m currently uploading data. Please stand by.
Both domain are NOT hosted through the same company as Ultimate Edition websites are hosted through. I have deliberatly done this to curb the server load and continue to provide support for Ultimate Edition. In writing the tool, 1 user I remind you, I chewed up over a Terabyte of bandwidth. I have purchased the hosting for a year, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage space. I have learned over the years there is no such thing. NTL, hopefully it is there to stay. Once the tool is released, I personally look forward to seeing other people incarnation of what they feel an Operating System should be.
If you have no idea what I am talking about you can read more about the tool here. Be sure to read the whole thread, to see the tools progression.
I have full intentions of releasing Ultimate Edition 3.9 x64 built by hand and a Ultimate Edition 3.9 x86 built with this tool and 0 intervention on my part.
Happy Holidays from the Ultimate Edition Team. First a huge thanks to Sourceforge & Baracuda Networks Copy. They have provided I’m sure into the Petabytes of traffic & remained up to the best of my knowledge. Copy is awesome. They are currently hosting 377.8 GB of Ultimate Edition Goodness, yet our usage is 156.1 GB of 1.1 Terabytes total. I have taken the time to debianize thier newest Copy application version 1.40.0196.
We are providing it for download, this isn’t even in recently released Ultimate Edition 3.8. Even though Ultimate Edition technically does not need the extra space, I am providing a referal link. This way if you have not signed up with Copy you can get an extra 5GB of space, 20 GB in total, for free!!!
One of the things I noticed when I downloaded the tar.gz from Copy’s website is the introduction of an arm based application. I have taken the liberty of building it into a deb as well, however I am not going to release it until I have physically ran and tested the application on the MK 809 III. The MK 809 III has not currently arrived, they have until the 19th of December to deliver. I have already built an Operating System for it I am itching to test.
You do not get 20 GB of space until you:
- 1. Sign up
- 2. Verify your email address.
- 3. Install one of the above applications
If you use Windows, iOS, Android, Mac you can get the client from the Copy website. Once you have your own account you can refer others to get both you and them an extra 5GB, what a wonderful deal for free. Just how good is Copy? I tried sharing a single Ultimate Edition ISO, I believe Ultimate Edition 2.6.8 x64 on DropBox and was shutdown the same day I uploaded it. I shared it with a few people on our forums, a small amount of traffic compared to the traffic this website sees. Have you seen how many ISO’s Copy hosts for us?
Enjoy your free webspace & Happy Holidays,
Ultimate Edition 3.8 has been released worldwide. The full release info can be viewed here. I am simultaneously releasing Ultimate Edition 3.9 to Admin, Beta testers & Donors. This is not a final product. My personal goal is to release Ultimate Edition 4.0 before I even begin to slow down:
The reason for the rapid succession of releases? I was and still am way behind on release cycles. No-one says that you have to upgrade. If you are happy where you are with say Ultimate Edition 3.4.2 etc. Then by all means stay there. Ultimate Edition 3.8 is not a LTS, however unlike Ultimate Edition 3.6 and Ultimate Edition 3.7 is quite stable. The release of Ultimate Edition 4.0 will be from the Saucy branch, naturally Ultimate Edition 4.1 (KDE based) also coincides with Saucy. It is at that point that I will be caught up and can return to programming. One of the nice things about Open Source is the freedom of choice.
The presure and workload on me in pushing releases has caused me to write some new software that at least partially automates my building process, at this point it is w/o error. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing Sorry about the incorrect links above, was pointed to the draft. The situation has now been rectified.
Enjoy your weekend,
Ultimate Edition 3.8 goes gold. Public release slated for tomorrow.
Notification sent to 224 user(s).
Subject [Ultimate Edition Test Server] A post of interest: “Ultimate Edition 3.8 Final”
I would like to bring your attention on a new post published on the blog. Details of the post follow; I hope you will find it interesting.
Ultimate Edition 3.8 Final
Link to the post: http://testue.info/ultimate-edition-3-8-final/
Link to Ultimate Edition Test Server: http://testue.info
Thanks Admin, Beta testers, and donors you have one day to grab it ahead of the crowd.
I ordered the following item and have began building an operating system for it before the hardware has even arrived:
The exact make and model I have purchased is a MK 809 III; $62.99 on ebay the specs:
Quad Core MK809III RK3188 Cortex A9 4.2 Androind MINI PC TV BOX Pre-installed XBMC 2GB/8GB
MK809 III RK3188 Quad Core Cortex A9 MINI Android 4.2 PC 2GB/ 8GB ROM 1.8GHz WIFI Bluetooth
Quad Core MK809III RK3188 Cortex A9
Operation System: Google Android 4.2.2
Wi-Fi Internet connection
HDMI Out 1080P
Adobe Flash 11.1 Support
Rockchip RK3188 1.8GHz Cortex A9 Quad Core+ Mali400 GPU Quad Core
2GB RAM 8GB ROM
Google Play, Thousands of apps available
Remote controller / Wireless Keyboard/mouse supported
YouTube, Hulu , Internet Radio, etc. Online video Playing
Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Flicker, Google+ etc. Social Networking
Gmail , PDF Reader, e-Book Reader Office To Go
Supports multi-language: Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Danish, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ect .
More on the progress here.
I know I just released Ultimate Edition 3.7. I took advantage of the high speed internet and uploaded Ultimate Edition 3.8 Lite X64 to all 3 mirrors on the Ultimate Edition test server. Ultimate Edition 3.8 is based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. I have pre-installled a few apps I would also like the admin, beta testers and donors to try. I told you I intend to catch up with distro releases. Your feedback is appriciated:
Notification sent to 174 user(s).
Let the testing begin. Once again enjoy your weekend,
I would like to announce the release of Ultimate Edition 3.7 a KDE release based off Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal tree.
I’m also uploading Ultimate Edition 3.8 to the Admin, donor, and beta testers website for testing.
Enjoy your weekend,
I spent the last 7 hours re-writing a mysql database to bring the Admin, Donors and beta testers site back online under a new domain name. I was beginning to believe it may have been better to just have paid the premium to Godaddy. Will I do the same thing next year? Knowing what I now know about restoring databases etc. I doubt it would take me that long if I had to do it again. We will see.
There is currently 7 new ISO’s available for download and testing. Ultimate Edition 3.7, 3.8, 4.0 & 4.1. The username and password you had from the old site is the same on the new site. Your feed back is appreciated.
I would like to have released Ultimate Edition 3.7 to you this weekend. I have alot going on as well, feedback from Ultimate Edition 3.7 has made it make a turn for yes you will wait. I have been working forward. Ultimate Edition 3.6 was downloaded 22,000 times in a week from sourceforge alone and I must honestly say my worst incarnation. There are alot of issues in what will be Ultimate Edition 3.6 to Ultimate Edition 3.9 and that is for sure. I have now found the bug / issue however I can not change it upstream.
One would like to think if you fix it here the issue is gone, not the case. It is a network based bug in resolvconf or networkmanager, not apparent other then in chroot. Once again no internet is a “Showstopper”. Massive changes between 12.04 to 13.10 (UE 4.0) which the video below demonstrates.
I have purchased a new domain for our donors after Godaddy tried to extoritionate us.
Apps to re-write and bugs to crush, I almost love my job To be honest with you, I would like to skip Ultimate Edition 3.6 straight through 3.9 and release Ultimate Edition 4.0.
I typically don’t ask for feedback in this area, unload the big guns on me. Do you know I have been told my beta’s are better then most final releases from the “others”
I wrote an article about a few programs that are "Under the hood" in virtually all versions of Ultimate Edition Linux. I have also re-uploaded Ultimate Edition 3.6 Lite x64 reduced it’s size to a CD, sorry about that & released Ultimate Edition 3.6 – The Full Monte. 57 of you got a corrupt download, you were downloading it while I was uploading it.
I have been diligently working on Ultimate Edition 3.7. I am unsure if I will have it done by this weekend, stay tuned. Those of you that are having problems installing UE 3.6 please check here first.