After ten years of development, the T2 project founder René Rebe has finally announced a new stable version 20.10 of its T2 Linux distribution-cum-build kit.
If you’re new to Linux, then you most probably won’t be aware of T2 SDE. So, before we discuss what’s new in T2 SDE 20.10, let me brief you about it.
T2 is both a regular Linux distribution and a flexible open source System Development Environment (SDE) or distribution build kit. Originally, it’s a fork of discontinued ROCK Linux.
You can either use it as a normal OS or leverage it to build your own custom Linux distributions with bleeding-edge technology, up-to-date packages, and integrated support for cross-compilation.
As of now, T2 SDE uses Linux kernel, but it’s also targeted to expand to other kernels such as Minix, Haiku, Hurd, OpenDarwin and OpenBSD, in future.
Coming to the latest T2 SDE Linux 20.10, it has received updates across the board, improved cross-compilation, and added new architecture support for ARM64 and RISC-V.
Along with supporting the latest Epyc and Threadripper AMD Zen silicon processor, T2 20.10 has maintained vintage hardware support such as Sony PS3, Sgi Octane, and Sun UltraSPARC.
It has also shipped over 11743 updated packages, new features, improvements, and bug fixes including the latest Linux kernel, GCC, LLVM, Clang, Rust, X.org, Wayland, Firefox, KDE, and GNOME.
If you want to try the new T2 SDE Linux 20.10, grab its pre-compiled installation or live binary images for mips64, powerpc, powerpc64, sparc64, x86 and x86_64 from here.