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2019-10-15 NEWDistribution Release: NuTyX 11.2
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest release is NuTyX 11.2 which includes several new package updates, including an LTS release of the Linux kernel. "I'm very pleased to announce the new NuTyX 11.2 release. The 64-bit version contains more than 2800 packages upgraded. The 32-bit version of NuTyX, still actively supported contains more then 1,800 packages upgraded. In the newest release, base NuTyX comes with the Long-Term Support (LTS) kernel 4.19.79 (4.9.196 for the 32-bit version). For 64-bit systems, the kernel release 5.3.6 is also available. The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC, is now GCC 9.2.0. The graphical server is xorg-server 1.20.5. The mesa lib is 19.2.1, GTK3 is 3.24.12, and Qt has been updated to 5.13.1. Python interpreters 3.7.4 and 2.7.16 have been included in this release. The MATE desktop environment comes in 1.22.2, the latest version. The KDE Plasma desktop is now 5.16.5, the KDE Framework is now 5.62.0 and applications are now 19.08.2. Available browsers are: Firefox 69.0.3, Falkon 3.1.0, Epiphany 3.34.0." Additional details can be found on the project's news page. Download: NuTyX_x86_64-11.2.iso (4,520MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2019-10-15 NEWDistribution Release: Zevenet 5.10.1 "Community"
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The Zevenet platform provides HTTP and HTTPS connections for web applications as well as load balancing services for TCP and UDP traffic. The project has published a new version of their Community Edition. The new Zevenet 5.10.1 Community Edition introduces a language plugin and allows the administrator to limit the number of concurrent connections. "Zevenet is glad of announcing that Community Edition 5.10 has been released. This version contains some important improvements for the L4xNAT profile, as the possibility of configuring the backend ports, set a limited number of connections per backend and new algorithms and persistence methods. A language plugin has been added to WebGUI, to do it more intuitive and friendly to non-English speakers. The community help is welcome to improve the plugin translations. One of the main changes in Community 5.10 is the new l7 core, zproxy, which improves the performance and will be extended in future versions with more features." Additional details can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download (MD5): zevenet-ce_v5.10.1-amd64.iso (580MB, pkglist).
2019-10-14 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 836
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2019-10-13 NEWDevelopment Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta1
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project's latest development snapshot, Rescatux 0.72 Beta1, is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and includes a number of fixes and improvements: "This is another beta version of Rescatux. The last Rescatux beta was released on May 2019. That's about five months ago. This new version features two important fixes: Now GRUB recovery in tmpfs enabled distributions such as Ubuntu will work again. Some UEFI systems with Secure Boot disabled that happened to crashed Rescapp no longer crash it. Additionally Rescapp menu has been reworked. Finally Rescatux live CD UEFI boot menu and BIOS boot menu have been reworked. Added xterm package so that external programs can be opened from within rescapp. Move testdisk package dependency from Rescapp to Rescatux. New background and associated boot menus improved. Based on Debian Buster which now is officially stable." The release announcement has further details. Download: rescatux-0.72-beta1.iso (705MB, MD5, pkglist).
2019-10-11 NEWDevelopment Release: FreeBSD 12.1-RC1
Glen Barber has announced the release of the first of two scheduled release candidates for FreeBSD 12.1. The release candidate contains just a handful of fixes and improvements since last week's BETA3 snapshot. The release announcement reports: "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA3 includes: A NULL pointer dereference that could lead to a system crash had been fixed. A fix to correctly implement pmap_page_is_mapped() on ARM64 and RISCV. A fix to tun(4) and tap(4) when destroying interfaces had been added. A fix to krping to notify sleeping threads of device removal had been added. Several updates to mlx5core, mlx5en(4), and mlx5ib(4). Several fixes in libusb(3) and xhci(4) have been added. Several SCTP and TCP fixes have been added." The release candidate is available for i386, AMD64, ARMv7, PowerPC, SPARC64, and AARCH64 processors. More information can be found in the release notes. Download: FreeBSD-12.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso (865MB, SHA512), FreeBSD-12.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso (726MB, SHA512).
2019-10-09 NEWDistribution Release: NixOS 19.09
NixOS is an independently developed distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. The project has released version 19.09 of NixOS which provides approximately six months of support. "In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights. End of support is planned for end of April 2020, handing over to 20.03. PHP now defaults to PHP 7.3, updated from 7.2. PHP 7.1 is no longer supported due to upstream not supporting this version for the entire lifecycle of the 19.09 release. The binfmt module is now easier to use. Additional systems can be added. The installer now uses a less privileged nixos user whereas before we logged in as root. To gain root privileges use sudo -i without a password. We've updated to Xfce 4.14. There are incompatibilities with the current Xfce module; it doesn't support thunarPlugins. The GNOME 3 desktop manager module sports an interface to enable/disable core services, applications and optional GNOME packages like games." Additional information can be found in the project's release notes. Download (pkglist): nixos-graphical-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096-x86_64-linux.iso (1,281MB, SHA256), nixos-minimal-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096-x86_64-linux.iso (540MB, SHA256).
2019-10-07 NEWDevelopment Release: Elive 3.7.14 (Alpha)
Elive is a desktop distribution based on Debian. The project has released a new development snapshot based on Debian 10. The new snapshot offers UEFI support, the GNOME Software package manager, and an experimental 64-bit build (which is available at a cost). "After a long time of development, the Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 3.7.14. This new version includes updated to a Debian Buster base, with kernel 5.2.9 and many updated software. Hardware support like UEFI, Secure Boot, nvme disks, optional 64-bit builds. Special dock-bar with multiple features! Audio player directly on desktop with controls and covers. Stability even stronger, like never seen before. Temporary desktop for development based in E16, offering a good and different experience. Customized desktop theme with a dark look design (light / clear design will be added in next versions). GNOME Software is the newly selected GUI application to manage packages, which is much more user friendly for novice users, and all APT tools are still fully available." Note: the website refers to the new development release as a beta, while the ISO file is labelled as an alpha snapshot. Download: elive_3.7.14_alpha_hybrid_i386.iso (2,477MB, pkglist).
2019-10-07 NEWDistribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.9
SparkyLinux is a lightweight distribution based on Debian. The project's latest release is an update to the project's Stable 5.x branch. The new version, SparkyLinux 5.9, includes updates from Debian 10 "Buster", an updated LTS kernel, and a Hungarian translation for the Sparky tools. The release announcement has the details: "SparkyLinux 5.9 "Nibiru" is out. This is a quarterly update of live/install media of the stable line, which is based on Debian 10 "Buster". The base system has been upgraded from Debian stable repos as of October 4, 2019. It works on the Linux kernel 4.19.67 LTS. As usually, new ISO/IMG images provide small bug fixes and improvements as well. Sparky project page and Sparky forums got new skins; no big changes about the colors but they are much mobile devices friendly now. Nemomen finished translating Sparky tools to Hungarian (thanks a lot), but many of them still waiting for adding to packages." Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-5.9-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,212MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-5.9-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,328MB, SHA512, signature, torrent).
2019-10-07 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 835
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2019-10-05 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 3
The third beta build of MX Linux 19, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 10 and featuring a customised Xfce 4.14 desktop, is now ready for testing: "MX Linux 19 beta 3 available for testing, the last beta before the release candidate. As usual, this beta includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 'Buster', antiX and MX repositories: Xfce 4.14, GIMP 2.10.12, MESA 18.3.6, updated firmware, latest Debian 4.19 kernel, Firefox 69, VLC 3.0.8, Clementine 1.3.1, Thunderbird 60.8.0, LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes). New and updated mx-apps: mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fixes pertaining to automount issues; MX Date and Time, to make clock setting chores easier; formatusb for formatting usb storage devices; mx-packageinstaller now displays version number for Flatpak applications; mx-alerts package for sending emergency messages to users; mx-updater no longer requires a password to check for updates (still required for installation of updates); new wallpaper artwork (mx19-artwork package); updated themes...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. Download (pkglist): MX-19beta-3_x64.iso (1,431MB, SHA256, signature), MX-19beta-3_386.iso (1,445MB, SHA256, signature).
2019-10-05 NEWDevelopment Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3
Glen Barber has announced the release of a new development version of FreeBSD. The new beta release, FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3, fixes some build errors in the core operating system, addresses a send bug in ZFS, and there are two new subcommands for the freebsd-update update manager. The release announcement lists the recent changes: "An issue with imx6-based arm boards had been fixed; an issue with 64-bit long double types leading to link failures had been fixed; an overflow logic error had been fixed in fsck_msdosfs(8); an issue in destruction of robust mutexes had been fixed; support for the '-vnP' flags to the zfs send subcommand had been added for bookmarks; the ixgbe(4) driver had been updated to prevent a potential system crash with certain 10Gb Intel NICs; a regression with the zfs send subcommand when using the '-n', '-P', and '-i' flags had been fixed; the freebsd-update(8) utility had been updated to include two new subcommands - updatesready and showconfig; support for 'ps -H' had been added to kvm(3); an issue when compiling certain ports targeting Intel Atom CPUs had been fixed." Additional details can be found in the release notes. Download: FreeBSD-12.1-BETA3-amd64-disc1.iso (867MB, SHA512), FreeBSD-12.1-BETA3-i386-disc1.iso (726MB, SHA512).
2019-09-30 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 834
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