The Bodhi Team and I are very happy to present to you our 2.2.0 release – the first Bodhi images to feature the stable E17 desktop. As with all minor Bodhi release existing users can simply upgrade their existing installs of Bodhi 2.x.y This release is exciting for a number of reasons. To start with, we are introducing a few new things with this update release.
With this release, we will now be maintaining two 32bit install discs: One that is PAE enabled by default and one that is not. The kernel without PAE will be an older stable kernel (in this case 3.2) while the PAE enabled kernel will be the latest kernel – for 2.2.0 this means 3.7 kernel. Our 64bit release also comes with the 3.7 kernel.
These discs are also our first released images that are hybrid ISO images. This means that you can write the image directly to a flash drive simply using the dd command and it will become a bootable media. You no longer need to use unetbootin (unless you want to) to create bootable Bodhi flash drives. Remember, we also sell branded Bodhi flash drives to help support the project (we are supported 100% by user donations).
Also included in these disc images are local copies of our newly updated Bodhi QuickStart and the Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment. Both of these documents have been updated to reflect all of the recent changes that have occurred with the stable E17 release.
Bodhi 2.2.0 also features some fresh updates to every one of our default profiles:
In addition to the wonderful new E17 default theme featured in each of the profile screenshots above, Bodhi 2.2.0 ships with the following elegant themes by default:
If you are not happy with any of the default theme selections (or are just looking for some more variety) check out our complete theme page here.
Finally – please do not comment on this post asking for help with an issue you have with Bodhi. Instead open a support request on our user forums.
Originally Posted on Thoughts on Technology.