ANN: DetaolB v0.8 is released

Christian MICHON christian.michon at
Fri Jan 18 23:37:11 UTC 2008

DetaolB v0.8 has been released 18th,January 2008 (~60Mb)

- added debugging capabilities (gdb, ddd)
- added fortran language support
- added many editors (qemacs, Scite, nedit, zile)
- upgrade to perl 5.10 !
- static checker for c/c++ (splint) and fortran (ftncheck)

This distro works very well on real hardware (you can customize the
kernel and iso as you wish).

It's mostly dedicated to qemu > 0.9.0 or virtualbox > 1.5.4 (they fix
the display bug: yeah!).
Network starts automatically if the host is properly connected to
internet with these 2 emulators!

You can play with the grub menu (press the key 'e') at boot sequence
and choose the framebuffer resolution you want using the "screen"
parameter (example: screen=vga or screen=svga or screen=xga or

You can choose a french keyboard by using the "kmap" parameter
(kmap=fr) or stick to the us default. There will be more keyboard maps

We're getting very close to a 1.0 release: hopefully we'll finished
being listed at

Thanks for the feedbacks and the beta testers :-)

detaolb-devel at

--, a linux distribution for Qemu with Git inside !

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