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Older releases - full changelogs

Postby simargl » 17 May 2013, 05:54

After every new release announcement and list of changes are added to file /usr/share/alphaos/doc/changelog. Bellow is content of that file before version 6.0 was released.

version 5.0

- upgraded packages:
xorg-server (1.14.0)
mesa (9.1.1)
libdrm (2.4.43)
xf86-video-intel (2.21.6)
xf86-input-synaptics (1.7.0)
xf86-input-mouse (1.9.0)
xf86-input-keyboard (1.7.0)
gparted (0.15.0)
python (2.7.4)
alsa-utils (1.0.27)
alsa-lib (1.0.27)
curl (7.30.0)

- Added: gsimplecal, lightweight calendar application used with tint2 panel

- ffmpeg supports wider range of multimedia formats

- spacefm patched to extract spkg package on click

- tint2 (crunchbang theme) shows battery info

- Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination restarts the xorg-server

- fixed problems with /mnt/home if paka script is used in PUPMODE 5

- musl is removed from development module, but is available in repository

- fixed boot parameter pfix=nox

- Package manager:
new column "Version" in list of available packages
improved search entry
added buttons for visiting home page and cleaning packages cache
new package icon
improved arch2def and added arch2def_local function

Apr 19, 2013

version 4.0

New version is finished with following changes:
- kernel compiled without nouveau module
- added ipw2200 firmware (suggested by Marv)
- fixed listing packages by category, after update
- pipe menu, that shows latest updated spkg packages

Devel sfs module:
- fixed missing icons in geany
- added musl (An implementation of the C/POSIX standard library) installed
under /opt/musl

Apr 05, 2013

alphaOS 3.0 released

Improvements since last release:

1) Added Xorg video drivers: xf86-video-r128 and xf86-video-ati

2) Changes in package manager:
- Package manager GUI, now shows packages listed by category
- Locale files are no longer removed. That increases size of the iso,
but every program have support for all languages.
- New variable user in /etc/spkg/main.config used to add maintainer line
when converting PKGBUILD
- Column maintainer is added in tab Installed packages
- Package manager GUI works with latest gtkdialog-svn504 based on gtk3

3) Added messagebus user and group to handle the system message bus

4) Packages upgraded:
gtk3 (3.8.0)
glib2 (2.36.0)
evince (3.8.0)
atk (2.8.0)
at-spi2-core (2.8.0)
at-spi2-atk (2.8.0)
xf86-video-intel (2.21.5)
xf86-input-evdev (2.8.0)
tzdata (2013b)
libxml2 (2.9.0)
diffutils (3.3)

4) Fixed mounting NTFS partitions read/write in SpaceFM

5) Gpicview, lxtask and lxrandr are patched to improve their about dialog

6) New gtk3, gtk2 and openbox themes based on Zukitwo and Zukitwo Box
http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Zu ... ent=154216
Adwaita gtk3, gtk2 and openbox themes are also included.

alphaOS version 3.0 with gtk 3.8.0 and glib 2.36 is probably one of the
most up-to-date linux distributions in the world, matching arch testing
repository for example. After releasing this new iso, versions of those
and others main system libraries will be locked, you can think of it as
long term support. So later in version 4, I will update programs like
evince, deadbeef or firefox, but gtk, glibc, libpng and other libraries
version will not change. Off course idea is to not break compatibility
with packages from the repository after every system update.

Mon Apr 01, 2013

Version 2.0

Changes in this version:

1) procps binaries were installed to /usr/usr/bin (FIXED)
https://bitbucket.org/simargl/alphaos/c ... fd00e8979e

2) package manager didn't resolve dependencies (FIXED)
https://bitbucket.org/simargl/spkg/comm ... 29f5eb09b7
only package with dependencies outside main iso is sdl_extra (needs sdl)

3) List of upgraded packages:
yad (0.20.1)
poppler (0.22.2)
l3afpad (
gtk2 (2.24.17)
gnome-mplayer (1.0.8)
ffmpeg (1.1.4)
dbus (1.7.0)

4) cairo compiled using Ubuntu's LCD rendering patches

5) new theme and wallpaper; show conky by default

6) package manager launcher added to tint2 panel

7) changed packages database structure, package manager gui now also shows
description; fixed post install actions for fonts cache update

8) makesfs script for automatic sfs modules creation

9) fixed saving session in usb flash mode

10) added xf86-input-synaptics

Fri Mar 22, 2013
First stable release!

Here is first stable release of alphaOS linux.

* new package manager GUI, written in gtkdialog, fairly simple with
options for updating repository database, search, install and remove
packages. For more advanced functions using terminal is still necessary.

* Programs added:
ffmpeg (1.1.3) - complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert
and stream audio and video.

mplayer2 (git-20130126) - advanced general-purpose video player

evince (3.6.1) - document viewer for multiple document formats.

gparted (0.14.1) - free partition editor for graphically managing your
disk partitions.

DeaDBeeF (0.5.6) - Ultimate Music Player For GNU/Linux

gnome-mplayer (0.1.7) - GTK3 interface to MPlayer

gpicview (git version) - A Simple and Fast Image Viewer for X (GTK3)...

* Programs upgraded:
spacefm to 0.8.7
geany to 1.23

Size of the iso is 103 MB. Project's files are hosted on Sourceforge:

Tue Mar 19, 2013

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