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CD-Writer Software for Linux

by Thomas Niederreiter (tn@fh-muenchen.de)


There won't be any more updates for the old version.

09.07.2000: Download X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha6 (Code-snapshot)
20.03.2000: Download X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha5 (Code-snapshot)
22.01.2000: Download X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha4 (Code-snapshot)
18.01.2000: Stefan Probst sent me special RPMS for Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 of X-CD-Roast 0.96ex2. Download here.
16.01.2000: Download X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha3 (Code-snapshot)
12.01.2000: Till Kamppeter revised version 0.96ex again. Fixes now a problem when mastering in non-root-mode.
Download below. (Version 0.96ex2 - sorry, no RPMs yet) (Changelog)

14.12.99: Revised version 0.96e. Fixes non-root mode on Suse-distributions.
Download below (Version 0.96ex). (Changelog)
(Thanks to Till Kamppeter for his excellent work)
12.12.99: Download X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha2 (Code-snapshot).

24.11.99: Released X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha1 (Code-snapshot)
22.10.99: NEW PREVIEW PAGE for 0.98!. Please take a look...
21.06.99: Some new screenshots in the Sneak-Preview of the upcoming X-CD-Roast 0.98. (Outdated)
27.05.99: German Manuals to download by Peter Alt from http://www.pro-linux.de.
30.04.99: New 0.96e-RPM for Redhat 6.0 (thx to Jason T. Luttgens)
26.04.99: Sneak-Preview of the upcoming X-CD-Roast 0.98.
19.02.99: Provided some new RPMs (for Suse6.0 and alphas).
01.12.98: Till Kamppeter sent me a patch to enable the processbar
while reading audio with CDParanoia. (Download at bottom of this page)

27.11.98: X-CD-Roast 0.96e released!
Old news and files removed from this page.
Note: Within 48 hours after this announcement there were over 2000 downloads
of X-CD-Roast 0.96e!

What is it?

X-CD-Roast is a program-package dedicated to easy CD creation under Linux. It combines command line tools like "cdrecord" and "mkisofs" into a nice graphical user interface.
It was originally developed for a diploma thesis in the Computer Science Department of the FH-Munich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stanek.
It is now a private project, which eats a lot of my freetime.


Features planed for future versions:

Whats new with 0.96e?

This is the long awaited update for version 0.96d. It does not really introduce any new features - it just is a bugfix and maintainance release. All patches I received are included and therefore there is limited support for ATAPI-CD-Readers (also audio), a nonroot-mode (lets you savely run X-CD-Roast by unexperienced users) and an experimental support to use CDParanoia as audio-read-program.

Also I included cdrecord-1.6.1 and mkisofs-1.12b4.

See the changes-file for a detailed list.

More Information:

System requirements:

Software requirements: The X-CD-Roast 0.96e distribution is available as source-code (tar.gz and source-RPM) and as binary RPMs for a few distributions.

If you want to compile X-CD-Roast by yourself, you may need these additional packets (in most modern distributions these or compatible libs are preinstalled and need NOT to be intstalled by yourself):

This software is also available from the following ftp-sites:

Hardware requirements:

Additional supported hardware:

Download X-CD-Roast:



Right now I can only provide the following RPMs. Please note that these will ONLY work on EXACTLY these distributions! If your distribution is not listed here, you need to the get the source-code an compile X-CD-Roast yourself.
If you want to contribute and are experienced with the creation of RPMs feel free to send me your X-CD-Roast-RPMs. (e.g. for SuSE, Debian ...) I will link these then here for the public to download.

Hint: to create a binary-RPM from the source-RPM, simply type:

rpm --rebuild xcdroast-0.96e-1.src.rpm

Patches/Addons for X-CD-Roast:

A small patch for CDParanoia III alpha 9.2 and X-CD-Roast 0.96e to enable a nice processbar while reading audio with CDParanoia.

Thanx to Till Kamppeter for this one.

And last but not least... A picture of a very pleased X-CD-Roast-user-group. 8)
(for more infos about the penguins look here: http://greenie.muc.de/~neko/pinguin/indexe.html)

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