Core & TKLDev v16.0 Release Candidates - now available for download!

Update 2020-03-17: Due to reported bugs in TKLDev's firstboot startup procedure, we have released a TKLDev v16.0rc2 ISO. The text and links below have been updated to reflect his new RC.

Core v16.0 RC (Release Candidate) is on the way...

Update 2020-03-10: v16.0rc1 ISOs of both Core and TKLDev are now available.

We don't yet have a downloadable ISO of any v16.0 appliances yet, but a release candidate ISO of Core shouldn't be to far away (fingers crossed, next week). For those who are particularly keen, it's possible to create a test build of the Core v16.0RC1 right now, on the existing v15.0 TKLDev!

TurnKey v15.0 RC1 is LIVE!

UPDATE: Stage 1 of v15.0 stable release is now available. It includes 47 updated appliance ISOs. Stage 2 includes OVA/VM, OpenStack and Xen. Docker and Proxmox/LXC builds published too. Stage 3 includes 35 additional appliances; including info on 3 new v15.0 appliances, plus other notes of interest.

Marching towards v14.0 RC2

Update: v14.0 stable is available in all build types: OVA & VMDK, Proxmox, OpenNode & Docker (Proxmox build is somewhat generic LXC/OpenVZ container) and Xen & OpenStack.

How to build a TurnKey appliance ISO from source

[UPDATE:] This blog post has been converted to a Doc page and has had some updates since this post was published.

TurnKey v14.0 RC1 is LIVE! (aka we need YOU!)

Update: v14.0 stable is available in all build types: OVA & VMDK, Proxmox, OpenNode & Docker (Proxmox build is somewhat generic LXC/OpenVZ container) and Xen & OpenStack.

Introducing BitKey - A secure Bitcoin live USB/CD solution built with TKLDev

I'd like to announce a side project we've been working called BitKey. The idea was to see if we could use the TurnKey development tools to create a self-contained read-only CD/USB stick with everything you need to perform highly secure air-gapped Bitcoin transactions.

bitkey screenshot

http://bitkey.io

How Foodsoft inspired me to rewrite the TKLDev documentation

A couple of weeks ago I was corresponding with @wvengen, a free software developer from the Netherlands who has been using TKLDev to package Foodsoft into a ready-to-use Foodsoft in a box solution that can be easily deployed to manage your own non-profit Food Coop.

What's the best way to do free software bounties?

First, I'd like to thank Joey, Noah and Jeremy for providing much needed feedback on a related blog post. Thanks guys. It really got me thinking. What if instead of a contest we figured out how to do community funded bounties? Wouldn't an open, continual system of free software bounties be much a better idea than doing another contest?

What if all Debian/Ubuntu based dists used TKLDev?

Imagine if every Debian distribution in the world in the world was using TurnKey's build chain and collaborating with us on its development instead of limping along with various inefficient ad-hoc tools?

TurnKey currently doesn't get as many contributions back from the free software community as we'd like (our fault). I think there are two main reasons for that:

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