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#1 2019-09-21 20:39:45

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Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

I would like to thank again all those who have helped to improve AVMultimedia. I meant that the current status is very impressive. All items reported at the first announcement (and many more) have been fixed.

Now that everything is going the way I want it to, I've made a few measurements. In about 18 seconds AVMultimedia started virtualized (last week it was a good 30 seconds). With the start of AVMultimedia and LibreOffice it takes about 24 seconds.

So this afternoon I compared it with some Linux distributions (aside of AVMultimeida there is to my knowledge no other Devuan Beowulf LiveCD with integrated LibreOffice). Therefore I took Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu in the current desktop version and did the tests. The result is a 4 minutes long video, which you can find here:

https://youtu.be/wexJw3gWp5M

P.S: This video is also about SystemD. Actually it should start faster with SystemD, right? Sorry, just a joke! But take a look for yourself.

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#2 2019-09-24 09:09:12

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Re: Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

AVMultimedia is now even faster! Around 10 seconds to start the full desktop (about 6 GB of uncompressed software ready to use). So, why is it made? Just use LZ4 compression all around and you will get very good results (even starting of apps is normally faster then with full RAM mode). Have a look here:

https://youtu.be/sbDpZUgil1w

As it now boots much faster, I had to recut the video 'hello world to linux' (version 2):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh4CesttE94

If you want to see the difference, just start AVMultimedia without the flag 'superlow', then you get the old method to start it (completely in RAM). Acutally only the very base system fits in RAM, the rest comes directly from iso/stock, but again with this very fast LZ4 uncompression. And yes, ISO are around 15 to 20 percent bigger, but YES, AVMultimedia now works on Computers with just about 1 GB of RAM. Enjoy!

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#3 2019-09-26 13:11:59

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Re: Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

avbox wrote:

If you want to see the difference, just start AVMultimedia without the flag 'superlow', then you get the old method to start it (completely in RAM).

I changed the mode to start it completely in memory. Instead of 'superlow' (wich does not any longer exist), you just can add 'memonly' to start it completely in RAM (memory). Thies behaviour is easier for those who start without uefi, just add the flag to the desired starting mode, ie 'ehd memonly' (does mean starting in English with harddisk and competley in memroy).

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#4 2019-10-01 00:18:13

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Re: Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

I had to publish a new release due to a small bug in update process (squashfs file lib.os was not updated). Now this is fixed. Enjoy!

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#5 2019-10-09 20:48:27

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Re: Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

There is another new release, better support for english language and keyboard (english keyboard is choosen if english languages is choosen at the frist screen). Later change for any other language via keyboard tool in panel (bottom right).

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#6 2019-10-18 16:36:55

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Re: Say hello to AVMultimedia, Debian, Knoppix and Ubuntu

There is another good new release of AVMultimedia, it know works on intel compute sticks (2gb version), has kernel 5.3.x (new grapic devices), bluetooth support (finally) and does boot up more nicely. Version is 2019/X, you can donload it from:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/archivista/files/

https://osdn.net/projects/avmultimedia/

Special note: The widely tested intel compute stick is BOXSTK1AW32SC  and yes, you don't need power supply, it just runs on a usb port (even playback of 4k videos). If you are interest in (and do live in southern part of germany, eastern part of austria or switzerland, there will be a presentation (in german) tommorrow at linuxday.at, more information see here:

https://www.linuxday.at/avmultimedia-18 … -dem-start

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