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mhancoc7
February 7th, 2007, 11:57 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu CE v2.1 (Edgy)!

The main focus of this release was to enhance the dansguardian GUI. There have been many user requests for a more polished dansguardian GUI with the ability to easily disable the filtering. With this release we have accomplished just that.

There have also been some new program additions. This release includes the BibleMemorizer (http://biblememorizer.sourceforge.net/) program which uses the Sword modules that come with GnomeSword. This allows users to easily add verses to the database so they can begin to study quickly and easily. This release also includes the Virtual Rosary (http://www.virtualrosary.org/). The Virtual Rosary (http://www.virtualrosary.org/) is a Windows program that we have integrated using WINE (http://winehq.org/). This not only adds a great program to Ubuntu CE, but it also demonstrates the power of Open-Source software with the ability to run non-native programs.

Users will immediately notice the changes to the look of Ubuntu CE v2.1. The user interface now has the look and feel of Windows XP. Many Ubuntu CE users are coming from Windows. This will make for a much easier transition.

There are also some bug fixes and the usual cleanup that is included with each release. These include a bug fix for gVerse and better verse formatting. The scripts have also been update with better theme integration and config file backups.

We have also updated the Dapper version, Ubuntu CE v1.5.2 to include the new enhanced dansguardian GUI as well has some minor bug fixes.

www.mirror.christianubuntu.com (http://www.mirror.christianubuntu.com)

God Bless, Jereme

montgoej
February 9th, 2007, 01:35 AM
I'm thoroughly impressed by the new release. I've just installed it and I like the addition of BibleMemorizer. The new Parental Control panels look great too! So far I've had no problems and everythings running smoothly.
God Bless,
Jordan Montgomery

mhancoc7
February 9th, 2007, 11:48 AM
I'm thoroughly impressed by the new release. I've just installed it and I like the addition of BibleMemorizer. The new Parental Control panels look great too! So far I've had no problems and everythings running smoothly.
God Bless,
Jordan Montgomery

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad that you like it. I am working hard to really make the dansguardian GUI a polished tool. I am already working on the next release. Here is a screenshot of what I have so far.

Thanks for letting me know how the install went.

God Bless, Jereme

beta.tester
February 9th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Hi Jereme

(Important I am a 64 bit user :) Just downloaded 2.1 twqice and burnt iso on different dvd writers and on boot up this is a consistent error message:

ISOLINUX 3.11 Debian 2006-03-16
Unknown keyword in config file
Could not find kernel image: linux
boot:_

Any help appreciated, am tempted to load 2.0 and upgrade as the inclusion of virtualrosary prayer sounds excellent.

Please be encouraged and keep up this brilliant work. (If poss. a 64 bit version would be wonderful :)

Pax et bonum (Peace and all good) john

mhancoc7
February 9th, 2007, 01:35 PM
I am really not sure what is causing that. Did you check the md5sum to be sure the iso was not corrupt?

I would love to build a 64bit version. I just have not been able to get everything together to do it.

God Bless, Jereme

beta.tester
February 9th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Hi Jereme

Thanks for reply so quick :) Yes K3B checked md5sum automatically and verified after. When I have rested will download and try again II used the Primary download source).

Pax et bonum (Peace and all good) john

mhancoc7
February 9th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Let me know how it goes.
God Bless, Jereme

beta.tester
February 9th, 2007, 04:56 PM
ok had a rest but there is something really strange happening, I would appreciate you checking and verifying please.

Secondary download mirror 1: says all ok but downloads a file named:

Ubuntu_6.10_i386_Christian_Edition_v2_1.iso but is only 110K in size.

Primary Download Mirror 1: says all ok and downloads a file 698M in size and reports as ok but gives the error message above when I burn it with K3B and try to boot the newly made disc. (I have just burned another distro to dvd to test and it is fine, I have 2 burners here, both having problem with the downloaded iso file from this mirror, both under linux and also windows).



OK I have now restored windows and tried this iso under nero and Win XP Pro, when it loads the iso it reports:
Foreign Image File
The entered block size does not correspond to the image length
The block size may be wrong. Do you want to correct the value
or ignore the problem?

To try correct gives: Data mode 1
block size 2048
Image header size (bytes) 0
Image trailer size (bytes) 0

Please note I now have tried 3 times under linux for this iso and now under windows and the above problem with the 2 mirrors is reproduceable at will, please verify for yourself and kindly advise me :)

my link for all this is on the main iso file is:
http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2007/02/ubuntu-ce-v2x-edgy-downloads.html

Pax et bonum (Peace and all good)

john

inetguy
February 9th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Same here. I have tried both Primary 1 and Primary 2. The MD5sum does not check with the download, however on either download. I have tried 2 cd's so far with the same results. I have tried burning at 8x and 4x just to see if the burning speed had anything to do with it.

I still get the "Could not find kernel image: linux" message I have burned the CD's on Windows after using FF 2.0 to download.

Thanks for any help

Dennis

mhancoc7
February 11th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Sorry for your troubles. :(

I am uploading the isos again. Hopefully this time the iso will not get corrupted.

Jereme

cre8ivgil
February 11th, 2007, 07:10 AM
I am having the same problems as Inetguy and Beta.tester. I've tried the different mirrors and used nero in windows and k3b in linux, but get the same results everytime. So far I have burned four different disk using different settings only to get the same result.

phildn
February 11th, 2007, 07:12 AM
Also the link to the torrent seems to go nowhere ("No file has been found with that ID!").

mhancoc7
February 11th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Yes, the download links are all messed up currently. Apparently the main servers iso was corrupted. I am working to get it resolved. I am limited by my mediocre connection speed. :)

Jereme

beta.tester
February 11th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Hi Jereme

Not aproblem, my main concern was other new users downloading and not being able to use it and going to another distro :)

God bless

john

mhancoc7
February 11th, 2007, 11:33 AM
Hi Jereme

Not aproblem, my main concern was other new users downloading and not being able to use it and going to another distro :)

God bless

john

Yeah, I know. I am hoping that I can get them fixed asap.

God Bless, Jereme

westwj
February 12th, 2007, 12:07 AM
I have been trying to download both versions of Ubuntu CE for several days now. I have only just realised that the isos are corrupted. I am a journalist writing an article on protecting kids from porn using web filters and wanted to give Ubuntu CE a plug because it seems to be the only Linux distro that comes with Dansguardian set up and ready to go. I know what a fantastic thing this is, because last time I looked at going over to Linux I spent more than a week trying to install Dansguardian, Squid etc and when I finally got it working found that the free list of blocked sites was no longer being maintained and the only alternative was to subscribe to an expensive commercial list.
Anyway, my quesiton: is there any way of getting an uncorrupted iso of the latest Ubuntu CE in a hurry?

mhancoc7
February 12th, 2007, 01:46 AM
I have been trying to download both versions of Ubuntu CE for several days now. I have only just realised that the isos are corrupted. I am a journalist writing an article on protecting kids from porn using web filters and wanted to give Ubuntu CE a plug because it seems to be the only Linux distro that comes with Dansguardian set up and ready to go. I know what a fantastic thing this is, because last time I looked at going over to Linux I spent more than a week trying to install Dansguardian, Squid etc and when I finally got it working found that the free list of blocked sites was no longer being maintained and the only alternative was to subscribe to an expensive commercial list.
Anyway, my quesiton: is there any way of getting an uncorrupted iso of the latest Ubuntu CE in a hurry?

Sorry for the trouble with the isos. I have been scrambling to get this fixed.

This mirror should now be fixed.
http://www.guibuntu-server.org/lfc/Ubuntu_6.10_i386_Christian_Edition_v2_1.iso

I have not had a chance to test it so please let me know if you have any trouble.

I would also love to know what site/publication that you are writing the article for.

Thanks, Jereme

glenn69
February 12th, 2007, 02:46 AM
I have been using CE version 2.0 edgy. Today i decided to use the script to upgrade to CE v 2.1.

It appeared to upgrade ......for the most part. The main user (sudo user) has an updated desktop, etc. However, the other users on the computer remain unchanged. Am i supposed to do something to have the upgrade effect all users?

Thanks

mhancoc7
February 12th, 2007, 05:53 AM
I have been using CE version 2.0 edgy. Today i decided to use the script to upgrade to CE v 2.1.

It appeared to upgrade ......for the most part. The main user (sudo user) has an updated desktop, etc. However, the other users on the computer remain unchanged. Am i supposed to do something to have the upgrade effect all users?

Thanks

The reason that the desktop did not change is that the latest Ubuntu CE sets the default settings to the new look. Since the other users had there own settings those overwrite the defaults.

You can go to the Home directory of each user and delete the following folder and all of its contents.

/home/USERNAME/.gconf/apps/panel

Then when you restart the user should have the default settings for the desktop. Keep in mind this will do away with any custom menus or desktop items that they may have created.

God Bless, Jereme

westwj
February 12th, 2007, 06:12 AM
I downloaded the entire distro again - for the fourth time - and got exactly the same result. Nero says "the block sizes do not correspond to the image length". I know from my experience the other times that it is useless trying to burn it. When you fix the problem and check it to make sure it is working, let me know.





Sorry for the trouble with the isos. I have been scrambling to get this fixed.

This mirror should now be fixed.
http://www.guibuntu-server.org/lfc/Ubuntu_6.10_i386_Christian_Edition_v2_1.iso

I have not had a chance to test it so please let me know if you have any trouble.

I would also love to know what site/publication that you are writing the article for.

Thanks, Jereme

beta.tester
February 12th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Hi Jereme

I hate to say it but the link you gave as fixed reports a 404 error :(

THis is at 12:04 GMT.

kind regards

john

mhancoc7
February 12th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Hi Jereme

I hate to say it but the link you gave as fixed reports a 404 error :(

THis is at 12:04 GMT.

kind regards

john

Yes, I do apologize for that.

I uploaded the isos again and they were still messed up. So I double checked my isos locally and they are fine. I am now trying for the 4th time to get the isos up.

I have never had this kind of trouble and I can't figure out why I am having it now. Nothing has changed in the way that I have the uploads or servers setup.

I hope to get this resolve as soon as possible.

God Bless, Jereme

anv
February 12th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Hi I downloaded 2.1 about half an hour ago, it came out with 418 megs, now when I download it it says 618. I tried to chech md5sum but links were broken

anv
February 12th, 2007, 03:32 PM
again k3b says : Seems not to be usable image 618 Mb size file

jam'ez
February 12th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Just really noticed Ubuntu CE :redface:
Looks very good (I am methodist my self :)), might try it some point soon when I get the chance

God Bless,

James

geekyb
February 12th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Greetings Linux Christians.

I'm enjoying the 2.0 release. Thank You.

Can't wait to get the 2.1 changes when the ISO is fixed.

I had Vista RC2 for about 3 months and I got tired of it in a hurry.

It's nice to be able to use an Ubuntu release that is Christian themed. I had used Ubuntu (regular) for a while and liked it, but felt convicted to quit using it because of what the word Ubuntu implies and is associated with. Another name I have a problem with is with the email program Evolution. I like the program because it has an Exchange plugin that works with our system email but, sure wish we could call it REvolution.

Thanks again for the great product! Have a blessed day!

-geekyb

anv
February 13th, 2007, 02:01 PM
I run now the 2.1 as live and soon I shall install it, seems to work fine. :lolflag:

anv
February 13th, 2007, 02:19 PM
installed, works fine, just download it, GREAT :KS

westwj
February 13th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Hi,
Which server did you download 2.1 from?

mhancoc7
February 14th, 2007, 02:52 AM
The Primary Download mirror is now up and running!!

Jereme

westwj
February 15th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Glad to see you have sorted out the problem with the ISOs. I managed to download and install 2.1 today and am very impressed. I am particularly impressed by the way that Dansguardian functions right "out of the box". I notice that it seems to be functioning on the basis of keywords or phrase lists. What are the options for parents who want to subscribe to a URL blocklist?
Thanks again. I think you are doing something very worthwile for families.

mhancoc7
February 15th, 2007, 10:49 AM
Glad to see you have sorted out the problem with the ISOs. I managed to download and install 2.1 today and am very impressed. I am particularly impressed by the way that Dansguardian functions right "out of the box". I notice that it seems to be functioning on the basis of keywords or phrase lists. What are the options for parents who want to subscribe to a URL blocklist?
Thanks again. I think you are doing something very worthwile for families.

Thanks very much. I am glad to hear that you got it going.

You can check out http://urlblacklist.com/ for some info on subscribing. I have never used it, but it looks pretty nice.

God Bless, Jereme

beta.tester
February 15th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Many congratulations and well done!

I have the new iso and all is well :)

Now if only there was a 64 bit veriosn (just kidding no pressure :)

john

FINRedneck
February 16th, 2007, 04:55 PM
:) :) :) At last, Torrent available!! Million thanks!!
6 seeders, its coming.. I want to install that for my II pc, Dansguardian is one reason..

FINRedneck
February 16th, 2007, 05:23 PM
BY the way, you should publish torrent of this edition also in linuxtracker.. couple days ago this was impossible to find.. Let your light shine!:)

ntaylor0909
February 18th, 2007, 05:32 AM
I definitely like the new Dansguardian UI and the beta for the next release looks fantastic. Keep up the good work and God bless.

westwj
February 19th, 2007, 02:32 AM
Hi,
I am having one problem with Ubuntu CE 2.1. Other editions of Ubuntu allow you to access windows machines on your network. The default setup for CE will show that there is a Windows Network present, but when you double click on it there is nothing there. Is Dansguardian blocking it perhaps? Any help would be appreciated.
Many thanks.:(

Aurora Borealis
March 2nd, 2007, 12:04 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu CE v2.1 (Edgy)!

The main focus of this release was to enhance the dansguardian GUI. There have been many user requests for a more polished dansguardian GUI with the ability to easily disable the filtering. With this release we have accomplished just that.

There have also been some new program additions. This release includes the BibleMemorizer (http://biblememorizer.sourceforge.net/) program which uses the Sword modules that come with GnomeSword. This allows users to easily add verses to the database so they can begin to study quickly and easily. This release also includes the Virtual Rosary (http://www.virtualrosary.org/). The Virtual Rosary (http://www.virtualrosary.org/) is a Windows program that we have integrated using WINE (http://winehq.org/). This not only adds a great program to Ubuntu CE, but it also demonstrates the power of Open-Source software with the ability to run non-native programs.

Users will immediately notice the changes to the look of Ubuntu CE v2.1. The user interface now has the look and feel of Windows XP. Many Ubuntu CE users are coming from Windows. This will make for a much easier transition.

There are also some bug fixes and the usual cleanup that is included with each release. These include a bug fix for gVerse and better verse formatting. The scripts have also been update with better theme integration and config file backups.

We have also updated the Dapper version, Ubuntu CE v1.5.2 to include the new enhanced dansguardian GUI as well has some minor bug fixes.

www.mirror.christianubuntu.com (http://www.mirror.christianubuntu.com)

God Bless, Jereme

I need your help. I have 2.0 and Dansguardian has blocked me from downloading tar version of flash, barred me from my address book, and kept me from vising sites I rely on to conduct business. When I heard of 2.1 and the easier disablement, I rejoiced and went to download the upgrade.

I was blocked from upgrading to 2.1.

By Dansguardian.

I absolutely love every other aspect of CE. But I'm ready to run pell-mell because this Dansguardian is hindering my productivity. I'd love to buy a CE version without it. It really isn't that effective anyway-just a pain in the rear.

mysticrider92
March 2nd, 2007, 03:01 AM
@Aurora Borealis (isn't that Northern Lights?): Go to System>Administration>Configure Parental Controls and click on the button for "Blocked File Extentions". Scroll down and look for a group of lines that say things like tar, zip, rar, etc. and put a '#' sign in front of the ones you don't want to block. Save and close this file and open the "Blocked Mime Types". Put the '#' in front of archive types (pretty much everything starting with 'application/*'). There is also a disable Dansguardian button in the same place if you prefer that.

Aurora Borealis
March 2nd, 2007, 04:07 AM
Thank you for your help. The 2.0 didn't have the disablement button yet, but there is a button for users not filtered. I put my user name there but it didn't work. How do I get rid of this kind of block:

ICRA chat PICS labeling level exceeded on the above site.

There isn't a disablement button yet on the 2.0, but there's a button for users not banned list but I added my name and didn't work.

Yes-Aurora Borealis is the Northern Lights. I've only seen them once but it was something I'll remember.

PS- I love your icon!

mhancoc7
March 2nd, 2007, 04:53 AM
@Aurora
You can download and install the latest beta version of the dansguardian GUI. It allows you to disable dansguardian as well as set the PICS filtering.
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=355935

Jereme

Aurora Borealis
March 2nd, 2007, 06:15 PM
May the Lord save me from Dansguardian! :lolflag:

No, just kidding! Thank you for the link-I'll give it a try!

Aurora Borealis
March 2nd, 2007, 06:23 PM
Worked very well. Thank you!!!

washburnello
March 3rd, 2007, 06:05 PM
this looks like a great project. i have one q: though. i already have ubuntu 6.10 on my laptop. what would i need to do to get your dan's guardian interface installed on my laptop. i have not checked synaptic yet. don't really have time now. (at work) are there some special packages that i'd need?
Keep up the good work!!

mhancoc7
March 4th, 2007, 02:10 AM
this looks like a great project. i have one q: though. i already have ubuntu 6.10 on my laptop. what would i need to do to get your dan's guardian interface installed on my laptop. i have not checked synaptic yet. don't really have time now. (at work) are there some special packages that i'd need?
Keep up the good work!!

Thanks for you kind words.

I have included scripts for those who want to have the dansguardian filtering with the GUI. You can get the one for Edgy here.
http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2007/02/ubuntu-ce-v2x-edgy-downloads.html

Once installed you can get the latest beta version of the dansguardian GUI here.
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=355935

It has some nice improvements.

I hope that will be helpful.

God Bless, Jereme

anv
March 7th, 2007, 01:16 PM
is it possible to have biblememo. in dapper, I tried edgy, but some media producing softwares haven't released their updates so I had to change back. So I miss Biblememo.

mhancoc7
March 7th, 2007, 01:36 PM
is it possible to have biblememo. in dapper, I tried edgy, but some media producing softwares haven't released their updates so I had to change back. So I miss Biblememo.

Here is the .deb for edgy. You might be able to install it in dapper as well.
Jereme

anv
March 7th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Here is the .deb for edgy. You might be able to install it in dapper as well.
Jereme

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6

so maybe I have to wait, I once did change to libc6 from source and after that I wouldn't like to compile it ever again out from repos. It broke whole installation so many softwares were dependant of the old that I couldn't use them and then when I tried to removed it, it was in loop. If you know quite safe method to change this lib I could try, either as you said it might work under Dapper, but not now on my system. thanks anyway