Par Olivier Humbert le samedi, 21 novembre, 2020, 10h01 - Lien permanent
A live-image is available now. It allows, at first, to test LibraZiK-3 on a
USB key without installing it on a hard disk.
You can then use it to install LibraZiK-3 on a hard disk if you decide to do so.
This live version includes a pre-selection of several software, a set of
pre-settings, and is designed to allow users to test LibraZiK-3 without
installing it on a machine but by booting the system from a USB key.
Two versions for 64bit hardware architecture are available. As for LibraZiK-2, there is a version in French and, as a novelty, there is also a 64-bit version in English now available. This is something that was requested by many non-French speaking users at the time of LibraZiK-2, and here it is. The documentation to create this USB stick has been reviewed and updated and is available in the manual (in English too!) now.
Another possibility of this USB key is that after booting a computer on the
"live" LibraZiK-3 system present on the USB key, it is then possible to install
the system on the computer hard disk. The installation documentation for this
method has been reviewed and translated into English for the
non-French speakers. It is now
available in the LibraZiK-3 manual. Please note by the way that several
pages concerning installation and configuration have also been translated into
English. It is hoped that this work will be useful and appreciated since it
required several dozen hours of work (translations + screenshots + installation
tests in English).
No 32-bit version of the live, as estimations are currently at around 10% of people using LibraZiK-3 in 32-bit. Making one is not an impossible thing to do, but it takes time, and since the time is not extensible at will, I felt it was not worth it. A person who would need LibraZiK-3 32-bit has several choices including :
- installing directly without using the live USB key with the method 1 of LZK-3 installation,
- building such a live show himself/herself,
- contacting me for invoiced support.
There have been several tests of use and installation of this live, and it appears that it works most of the time. If it wouldn't work for your case, you can use the usual means of contact and/or try another installation method.
Work on this live design started at the beginning of the year thanks to funding from the Jardin Moderne. May this structure be thanked once again here, and especially Simon who is the person in charge of this financing project. Since then, there has also been help from several people close to LibraZiK, especially for the tests, and I would like to thank here warmly Nicolas "sub26nico", Mathieu "houston4444", and Erwan "r1" for this.
Remember that your donations are important to move the project forward.
In the meantime, happy musicalisation with this live!