TuxOnIce. Revolutionise the way you start your computer.

It has been a long time since the last update to this website, but the ball hasn't been dropped on TuxOnIce. The Github repository has been being updated with new branches and work is still being done on incremental images.

It's been several months since the last update; time for another one.

Progress on TuxOnIce 4 has been very slow. Nigel has been busy with a number of other committments and hasn't had the time or energy to work on TuxOnIce. So then, although the new development is still on the table, it's not being actively worked on at the moment.

The current version continues to be maintained and patches for the most recent vanilla kernels are available from the Downloads page.

It's been quite a while since the TuxOnIce website was updated, but the patch hasn't fallen into disrepair. It has been quietly maintained at Nigel's account on Github, together with the Userui and Hibernate script packages.

Now, Nigel has begun work toward a 4.0 release. The major new functionality in this release will be support for incremental images. The idea is that you hibernate once, per normal. When that cycle resumes, the image is retained and the kernel starts tracking which pages of memory have changed since the image was written. Then, when you next want to hibernate, a much smaller 'incremental' image is written and you power down much sooner. Speed in writing the image is not the sole advantage, however. Perhaps more importantly, you'll also get less wear and tear on your storage device, aiding its longevity. The new functionality is still being written, but watch out for betas (Lord willing!) in the near future!

At long last, TuxOnIce 3.2 has been released! This version of TuxOnIce adds support for ZRam, storing compressed pages directly in the image instead of seeking to compress them again. It also includes a number of bug fixes and minor improvements over 3.1. May it serve you well.

A new release candidate is out. This fixes a small number of bugs and compilation warnings that were present in rc1.

TuxOnIce 3.2-rc1 is out. The main improvement over previous releases is the fixing of a couple of longstanding but hard to reproduce bugs. Users are encouraged to update for what will, I hope, be the most reliable TuxOnIce release ever.

A patch for the 2.6.35 kernel is now available. Humble apologies for the delay.

TuxOnIce 3.1.1.1 is now available. This release contains bug fixes since the 3.1 release.

I'm happy to announce a new stable release of TuxOnIce - version 3.1. This release includes some significant changes from 3.0, including support for striped storage