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Frugalware 0.4 for i686 and x86_64 released

2006-04-04 - Posted by VMiklos

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4 for the i686 and x86_64 architectures, our fourth stable release.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4rc2-i686:

  • Updates:
    • Update to Linux 2.6.16
    • Update to GNOME 2.14
    • Update to
    • Lots of minor bugfixes
    • Create a howto about upgrading from the previous stable release

  • A few statistics since 0.3:
    • 4186 changes
    • 732 new packages
    • 302 fixed bugs

  • For who haven't followed the changes in the pre/rc releases, the most important changes:
    • Implemented fwcpan, a new tool to install any cpan module, just like it would when you install it with pacman.
    • Split OpenOffice, now all language packs and dictionaries can be installed/removed separately.
    • Libificated pacman to meet our needs, and the newborn pacman 3 has become the default package manager.
    • Network configuration has been redesigned, now we support various network profiles, and many more network parameters (hardware address, multiple ip addresses on a single interface, etc) than before.
    • Created a new, more verbose documentation.
    • Switched to udev as the default hotplug multiplexer.
    • Bugfix: now automounting for usb sticks works fine, not only for CDs or DVDs.
    • Added package splitting support.
    • Started to work on a PPC port.
    • Rewritten setup from scratch in C. The new framework will allow to implement a graphical installer, too.
    • The init script system was redesigned: more user-friendly error messages, now uses gettext for translations.
    • Modularized Xorg 7.0, Apache 2.2.0, KDE 3.5.1, Firefox, Thunderbird 1.5

Please refer to the Frugalware Stable ChangeLog for more information.
Download for i686: netinstall (19M), cd1 (490M), cd2 (604M), dvd (3.5G)
Download for x86_64: netinstall (19M), dvd (2.5G)
Torrents also available.
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