6 June 2014

SparkyLinux 3.4 “Annagerman" released

e18 Desktop Environment
Source: SparkyLinux Forum

SparkyLinux 3.4 “Annagerman” is available for download 

This new update release is available for
LXDE, Razor-Qt and e18 desktop environments.

SparkyLinux team announced on the official website, the 3.4 version of this Debian based distro. This last release brings a new ISO, a new graphical installer, the new Sparkylinux repositories, between several upgrades,  and improvements.

LXDE Desktop Environment
Source: SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux new release, is available for download, or update for the LXDE, Razor-Qt and e18 desktop environments, e soon will be available for all desktops environments.

Main changes, and Updates
  • Linux kernel 3.14
  • All packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/05/31
  • LXDE 0.5.5-6
  • Openbox 3.5.2-6
  • Razor-Qt 0.5.2-4
  • Enlightenment has been updated up to version E18 (0.18.2/0.18.5), see how to manually upgrade E17 to E18: http://sparkylinux.org/how-to-upgrade-sparky-e17-to-e18/
  • support for installation on machines with EFI
  • systemd is the default init system now, see how to change sysvinit to systemd:
  • Sparky e18 is shipped with Sparky-Dark theme made by Agust with a wallpaper based on Sakasa artwork, the theme can be downloaded from sourceforge:
  • The repository list has been split:
    • The main one features Debian repository only inside the file /etc/apt/sources.list
    • All additional repositories have been moved to the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
  • Sparky Center – our system control center for LXDE desktop has been rebuilt, added tabs for every option and upgraded up to version 0.2.1
  • Sparky APTus – our tool for updating, installing and removing packages has been updated up to version 0.2.0; it offers new functions now:
  • Removing Non-Free and Restricted packages which are pre-installed in the system
  • Installation of missing language packages
  • Every option is placed in a separated tab
  • Sparky-Tray – our small app which is loaded to the system’s panel tray and gives quick access to APTus, Synaptic, repository list editor and root terminal has been updated up to version 0.1.2. It lets you edit all repo lists due to changes occurred in the repository list
  • Sparky-Backup-Apps – our applications backup tool has been updated up version 0.1.4
  • Sparky-Backup-System – our system backup tool has been updated up to version 0.1.7 – due to moving Sparky to systemd
  • A few apps have been removed: aptoncd, avidemux, audacity, devede, ogmrip, soundconverter; still available to install in the repository
  • Added a new package: hardinfo
  • New application in our repository: skype
  • Teamviewer has been updated up to version 9

 New Control Center for LXDE desktop environmentSparky APTus – A New tool for updating, installing and removing packages

Source: SparkyLinux

  • Development status
    • Active 
  • Based
    • Debian Testing - Jessie
  • Latest Update
    • 3.4 Annagerman, on June 03, 2014
  • Desktop Environments
    • LXDE
    • Razot-QT
    • Mate
    • Enlightenment
    • OpenBox
    • XFCE
  • CPU's Architecture Support 
    • Standard PC 
      • 32-bit
      • 64-bit
  • Cost
    • Free
  • SparkyLinux Team
    • Founder and developer
      • pavroo
    • Help
      • MoroS – helps solving problems
      • Albedo 0.64 – beta tester
      • urbek – IRC community holder
      • The Black Pig – forum moderator
    • Helped
      • MiroZarta – wallpapers designer

If you decided to install this distro, install at your own risk. We disclaim any responsibility inherent to the same.

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