If you just want to donate to the project without purchasing any product you can donate here.

Your donations will be used for the following purposes
Finance the distribution
Pay for things like website maintenance
Purchase Equipment
Fund the work of developers

Why donate? Black Lab Linux is free of cost to download and funding is necessary to keep Black Lab Linux free to download as well as aid in costs of maintaining a distribution

How much should I donate? Anything you want to donate, the amount doesnt matter.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8.  With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu.  The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions:

Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x

Ubuntu 14.04

Kubuntu 14.04

Here is a list of tools included with the Black Lab SDK 1.8:

QT Creator - for QT 5
Gambas 3 - Visual Basic for Linux
Ubuntu Quickly - Quick and dirty development tool for python
emacs and Xemacs - Advanced Text Editor
Anjuta and Glade - C++ RAD development tool for GTK
Netbeans - Java development environment
GNAT-GPS - IDE for the following programming languages.  Ada, C, JavaScript, Pascal and Python
Idle - IDE for Python
Scite - Text Editor
xfce4 developer tools - Development tools to aid in developing and writing addons for the XFCE environment
Monodevelop - IDE for the MONO and .NET programming languages on Linux
Code::Blocks - supports multiple compilers, including GCC, MinGW, Digital Mars, Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++, LLVM Clang, Watcom, LCC and the Intel C++ compiler. Although the IDE was designed for the C++ language, there is some support for other languages, including Fortran and D. A plug-in system is included to support other programming languages. Some of Code::Blocks features are targeted at users migrating from other IDE's - these include Dev-C++, Microsoft Visual C++ project import (MSVC 7 & 10), and Dev-C++ Devpak support.

You can download the Black Lab SDK from

Black Lab SDK 1.8 (Works with PowerPC, ARM, 32 and 64 bit)