Category: News

New Mirror – Asia

There is now a new Bodhi Linux mirror available in Asia. The server is hosted in Singapore on ExpertVM. The mirror hosts Bodhi 6 packages with the following architectures: b6main(amd64) b6testing(amd64) b6debbie(i386) How to switch to using the Asia mirror? 1. As root, open the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bodhi-repository.list file. 2. Replace packages.bodhilinux.com with bodhi-asia.reducecodelabs.com keeping everything else...

New Mirror – Europe

There is now a new Bodhi Linux mirror available in Europe. The server is hosted in Paris, France. The mirror hosts Bodhi 6 packages with the following architectures: b6main(amd64) b6testing(amd64) b6debbie(i386) How to switch to using the Europe mirror? 1. As root, open the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bodhi-repository.list file. 2. Replace packages.bodhilinux.com with bodhi.reducecodelabs.com keeping everything else the...

New forum

In 2018 we closed our original forum and started using Linux Questions due to GDPR legal concerns. Bodhi Team member Gareth ‘hippytaff’ Williams has been gracious enough to set up a new forum for us, much like the old one. The forum is hosted by ProBoards and the GDPR compliance is not a concern, as...

Forecast2.0

Last year, Yahoo changed their terms of service (TOS) and API. This effectively killed our very popular forecasts module, as I felt the using the new API in the Forecast module would violate the TOS. The Bodhi team was also unsatisfied with either the TOS or the API of various weather websites we could use...

New Lead Developer – Robert “ylee” Wiley

Today I would like to introduce myself and to remind the Bodhi Community that development of Moksha is continuing, and we are slowly preparing for a Bodhi 5.1 release. I need no introduction to people active in our community as I have been using Bodhi since 1.x and quickly became an active Team Member and...

Bodhi 5.0.0 Video Overview

The YouTube channel the “Linux Scoop” just published a wonderful video overview of Bodhi 5.0.0. Enjoy below!

Bodhi 2018 Roadmap & January Donation Totals

Hey All! Been a couple of months since our last development update with the 4.4.0 release so I just wanted to outline what our rough plans are for this year since it is time for another major release. Our release cycle for Bodhi 5.0.0 will be approximately as follows: First alpha release of Bodhi 5.0.0 based...

New Monthly Membership & September 2017 Donation Totals

For awhile now we have had a $50/year “membership” option on the website for those who want to make a yearly contribution to help keep the Bodhi services running. Starting today we are also adding a $5/month membership option for those who would prefer to support us a little bit at a time as opposed...

PCManFM / menu-cached CPU usage Fix

This is a friendly nudge to make sure run your system updates today if you have not recently. You can do this via the eepDater system tool that comes pre-installed or by running the following commands in Terminology: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade   The updates placed into the Bodhi repositories this morning clean...

March & April Donation Totals Updated

The March and April 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Sorry for the delay in the update – things have been busy in my life with non-Bodhi things of the late. As always thanks to everyone who contributed to help keep the servers running. We will have a 4.2.0 update release rolling out here...

Looking for Swami Control Panel Testers

Last time I really talked about our control panel rewrite for Moksha, Swami, was over a year ago. Because last year was a new major release, most of my Bodhi team went into preparing that and making sure it was functional (we are just volunteers after all). This year however, not only do we not...

Modules and Themes in 4.0.0 Repos

We will be stamping the 4.0.0 release as stable fairly soon and one the last pieces of that puzzle is getting all the “extras” for moksha into the repos. Users can now find the following modules and themes in the Bodhi 4.0.0 main repository for usage / testing: bodhi-theme-moksha-blueelectric – Blue Colored Moksha Theme bodhi-theme-moksha-detour...

Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals

Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling...

Bodhi 4.0.0 Time Lines and June 2016 Donation Totals

Last month I hinted at the first Bodhi 4.0.0 pre-release happening soon, but then June came and went with no more news. One of my goals for the 4.0.0 release is to realign our core Enlightenment Foundation Libraries with the latest upstream release. Their 1.18 release has been pushed back for several weeks due to...

T-Shirt Sale June 15th-21st

From June 15th-21st you can get a 15% discount on a Bodhi Linux branded T-Shirt with the code TSHIRT16 on our Merchandise store.

Bodhi Linux Merchandise

Today I am happy to announce that we now have an official source for getting Bodhi Linux logos on a variety of things including T-Shirts, Water Bottles, and more via our new SpreadShirt Store:   Also remember that you can get your very own Bodhi Linux branded flash drive as a thank you for sending a...

Bodhi 2015 Reflection and 2016 Road Map

Another year has come and gone and we are still here moving along at the Bodhi project. This was a pretty important year for us over all. Some high lights: I came back to the project after a brief hiatus. We pushed a new website live We finally released our 3.0.0 version based on Ubuntu...

Three more Swami Modules Ready for Testing

My last update regarding Swami was almost a month ago and since then not only have we improved the first two modules, but we have three more that are now functional: Light DM configuration settings, the Keyboard Layout, and current Wallpaper can now all be controlled from Swami. Bodhi users interested in helping to test this tool...

New Elementary Applications in the Repos for Testing

As of this afternoon, we have some new applications in the Bodhi repositories that utilize the EFL / Elementary toolkit – the native toolkit for Moksha. We are looking for folks to help test these applications and provide some feedback on them on our user forums. Those that have a positive reception we will be adding...

Five Years of Bodhi Linux

I can hardly believe that this month marks the fifth year I have been working on Bodhi Linux stuff. What started as a project to save me from having to compile EFL + E updates on six different Ubuntu computers every month has become so much more than that. I would just like to say thank...

First Swami Release with two Modules

At the start of the week I announced that work had begun on Moksha’s new control panel we are calling Swami. Today I am happy to share that the first two modules for Swami are ready for alpha testing: Bodhi users can install this pre-release of Swami by performing all of their system updates and...

Starting work on the “Swami” Control Panel for Moksha

The one major improvement I want to implement in Moksha is a rewritten configuration panel. The current panel while powerful and offering lots of options is not well organized and lacks the ability to easily search all of the options it provides once loaded. Because I prefer to write in Python the first thing I had...

Detour and Forum Themes now Moksha Compatible

A month ago we posted about a slew of new module you can use to customize your Moksha Desktop. The next step in allowing our users to easily harness the plethora of customization options Moksha is capable of, is bringing a variety of old E17 themes up to speed so they are compatible with Moksha....

LibreOffice 5.0.x now on Bodhi 3

As of this afternoon Libre Office 5 is now available on Bodhi 3. Users who had the previous 4.4 version of LibreOffice installed on their system need only to run their system updates to be moved to the latest version. Users who would like to install LibreOffice for the first time can do so on...

Additional Moksha Modules

You can now customize your Moksha desktop in additional ways with a selection of additional desktop modules you can find on the App Center. Below you can see screenshot of the Forecasts module in action:  

Release Roadmap and Helping test Moksha

This is just a short post letting people know that we are still here and hard at work! We have added a Release Roadmap to the wiki with projected release dates and goals through the next major Bodhi release. Bodhi 3.x.y will spend a shorter than normal amount of time as our latest major release...

Introducing the Moksha Desktop

The question everyone is going to ask is: Why does this need to exist? To understand why, you need to understand where Bodhi has come from as a project. Bodhi has always been a project based around the Enlightenment desktop. The Enlightenment desktop however has changed a lot over the last few years. It went from...

Bodhi Linux powered Acer C720 Chromebook Give Away

Whenever I am done working with development hardware I picked up for Bodhi Linux, instead of letting it rot in the corner of my basement I would prefer to give it back to our users. Last year we gave away an ARM powered Samsung Chromebook and this year I find myself with a spare Acer...

AppCenter improvements

As I have said before, we keep expanding the features on our website. A lot of work has gone into the AppCenter lately and we’re still improving it. The search functionality has been improved to also look at the description of the software, not just the titles. This means you can search for “pdf” and...

Help Quality Test the new Bodhi Linux AppCenter

Just yesterday our webmaster posted that he had the new AppCenter ready for population. This evening I spent a very exciting couple of hours getting it populated with most all of the familiar categories: One of the things we have always tried to ensure at Bodhi Linux is that, in addition to providing quality release...

AppCenter

Continuing expanding our website’s features, we are proud to present our new AppCenter! This new AppCenter, built on WordPress, offers our users an easier way of finding the right software for the job. It comes it comes with a search function, which can be defined by selecting a category from the dropdown menu. You can...