Makulu Xfce7.0 Alpha 1 is Live !

The First Alpha Build of MakuluLinux Xfce 7.0 is now Live.

As promised, All Donators of the MakuluLinux project get a copy, this includes anyone that has donated this whole year, From January to December. So I have sent out a copy of this build to everyone on that list. All Donators will also get access to the Beta builds.

This release has also been made available to the Testers, so testers can head over to the Makulu test forums and grab it from there if you have not yet done so.

Testing Positions now Available…

I have very limited amount of Testing positions open for the upcoming MakuluLinux Xfce 7.0 release. Only serious individuals need apply, this position will require you to devote a descent amount of your time testing and stress testing the upcoming release and reporting all bugs and any feedback back to me.  You need not have extreme knowledge of linux, since I like testers from both beginner and advanced experience to give feedback.

As i said, there is a very limited amount of positions available, so if you want to assist with testing, please contact me A.S.A.P at the following email : support@makululinux.com

Alternatively you can use the contact form in the contact us section of the website.

Thank you.

I just want to thank the guys that donated, I see the bar is not on $0 anymore, I don’t think you guys realize the amount of pressure it takes off me when i do not have to worry about such things….

I am working on a new release, this is a special edition that was requested by many users over the past year, and frankly it will add a whole new twist in the Makulu chapter, I am already hard at work with it and expecting it to be released within the next month.

As a thank you, Everyone that has donated this month and those that still are going to donate :

All Donators will have full access to alpha and beta versions as they come out. You will be able to use and monitor the progress of the build from alpha to beta to public release…

Donations

I am sure everyone has seen the thermometer in the sidebar.

I have twice earlier this year missed payments to project which resulted in downtime, I have received just 1 donation in little over 4 months, just 1 …. , and frankly, this being a community project with the number of downloads it has, it is shocking.

I am hard at work with rebooting Makulu with a new website, new look, new desktop environments, reviving old environments, as I type this I have already been busy for a straight 9 hours working on the next release and i will put in a good 3 or 4 more today.

I have worked out the budget for Makulu to run for a year and for me to spend the time I do on the project. And the total is $10 000 a year is what this project needs to just survive. I have put the indicator into the sidebar so users can see the progress and what is needed to reach that goal.

I  would love to work full time on Makulu, nothing would please me more, I am fortunate enough to have come from Game Development background to Linux Development, I have the skills ( both coding and graphical ) and the imagination to do great things on this project, However, funding on a Linux project always seems to be the most difficult part.  Therefore I will keep an eye on that bar, and every-time it increases by 9% for the month I will spend a whole month on nothing but development of the project, if it falls short I will have to go out and work day job to make ends meet and make sure servers and website is paid on time, and yes this will Affect the next release and every release after that. I love doing what i do, but im also not a slave :)

If there is any schools, varsities or companies out there that can or want to sponsor towards the project, please get in touch with me at : support@makululinux.com

 

MCDE 1.1 is Live

Makulu Cinnamon Debian 1.1 (MCDE) is live

You can grab your ISO from the MCDE link above or click here :

[ Version 1.1 Changes ]

  • Updated Kernel to 3.16.3 PAE 686
  • Fixed Driver issues when first booting up
  • Added new Repository to version 1.1
  • Some minor bug fixes all round the distro.

Makulu Cinnamon Edition should now run smoothly without any further issues …

A whole World of Possibilities