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Frugalware 0.3pre1-i686 released

2005-06-22 - Posted by VMiklos

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.3pre1-i686, the first preview of the upcoming 0.3-i686 stable release.
A short list of most important improvements and news since 0.2:

  • Improvements:
    • Added a new tool: repoman. It helps you to compile packages from source, allowing to automatically create and install closed-source packages like realplayer or skype (repoman merge packagename). Also it allows you to download all package's buildscript (repoman update) and recompile them with your compiler flags, "a la Gentoo".
    • Our build system now supports more than one architecture which means you can expect an x86_64 preview release soon.
    • All packages got their group, so that if you installed only a base system, you can install all network-related packages with pacman -S network and so.
    • Created a new config tool: wificonfig, to configure your wireless connection.
    • The KDE menu changed a bit: now most installed non-kde applications should apper in the menu, too.
    • Localized Thunderbird and added localized spellcheck support.
    • The gimp-print printer drivers replaced with the foomatic ones, wich means we support much more printers now.
    • Packaged the rox desktop environment.
    • New web interface for viewing informations about packages.
    • Now all package has it's own changelog, which can be viewed from for example the packages page.

  • Package highlights: More than 150 new packages: windowmaker applets, firestarter, pure-ftpd, subversion and more.
  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware cames with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.12
    • GCC 3.4.4
    • KDE 3.4.1

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.
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