[manjaro-dev] [sonarlinux] official support for Sonar started

Rob McCathie korrode at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 00:57:33 CET 2013

Sorry but I won't be helping test this at all i'm afraid. I will not
spend my time testing something that I consider pointless. Free
software crusaders are very vocal but in reality are a tiny, tiny
minority... and frankly I don't care for them.

Time taken stripping Manjaro back to OSS is time wasted, time that
could've been spent on things that actually matter to users.


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:17 AM, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org> wrote:
> Sonar GNU/Linux is an accessible distribution built off of Manjaro. The
> versions of Sonar will be built off of the current Manjaro releases. If you
> are a new user to GNU/Linux you must understand that GNU/Linux is not a
> replacement of proprietary operating systems but an alternative. Since it is
> an alternative there are some differences between GNU/Linux and the
> proprietary operating systems. So there is going to be a small learning
> curve to understand how GNU/Linux operates and is structured. There are some
> similarities between the two so it is not like you will have to start from
> the beginning and forget everything you knew about the proprietary system
> you are coming from. Both systems do share some simalarities.
> The best feature of Sonar is that it is Free software and if you depend of
> assertive technology this is the best option for you. Free software gives
> you 4 Freedoms that proprietary software doesn't give you,, in fact it
> restricts you. If you want to understand Free software then visit the FSF
> website to understand it completely because the FSF is where Free software
> began.
> Sonar GNU/Linux is moving it's base from Ubuntu to Manjaro. Current
> alpha-releases for next years release are already based on Manjaro. I
> currently work hard to make re-branded profiles for Sonar Linux fully
> compatible with my development on manjaroiso. The first release of a
> community supported sonarlinux-profiles package can be found in our unstable
> branch.
> I successfully built already a test-image to find any regressions. Here are
> the changes I did:
> - user changed from manjaro to sonar
> - hostname changed from manjaro to sonar
> - re-branding of isolinux to fit Sonar Linux needs
> - re-branding of filesystem to fit Sonar Linux needs
> - re-branding of cli-installer to fit Sonar Linux needs
> - thus fully supports new re-branding structure
> - custom wallpapers to fit Sonar Linux needs
> Known issues:
> - somehow volume is muted on startup (wanted to be this way?)
> - normal bugs also to been found on Manjaro
> Please test and adjust that profile in the upstream branch of sonariso.
> Flashback I didn' touched yet since I recommend to focus on gnome-sonar
> profile first. Also take a look at shared-sonar base profile to find
> differences to share base profile of Manjaro.
> kind regards and happy hacking
> Philip Müller
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