To mitigate the known vulnerabilities Spectre v1-v3 we bumped gcc to version 7.3 and enabled some hardening compile flags als also bumped the whole toolchain glibc to version 2.27, binutils to version 2.30 and all major languages. Ffmpeg bumped to 3.4.x and the Linux kernel to version 4.15.4. That lead to a mass rebuild of all packages. While at it we did the long overdue switch from MySQL do MariaDB and from libjpeg to libjpeg-turbo.
As of today the kernel in frugalware-current is version 4.11. As it stands now the nvidia module is - again - using some GPL only functions so its impossible to provide a compiled package is it would be illegal. Until nvidia provides a fixed package upstream nvidia package with the patch is marked as nobuild.
After bumping the toolchain to gcc6 we had some trouble building some of the larger packages for i686. Since every dev is using x86_64 and the number of users still on i686 arch seems quite low, the decision to drop i686 completely was made. This raised the need to switch the lib32-extra packages - used mainly by steam and wine - that where build by stripping the i686 packages in the past, to a different buildsystem.
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 2.1, our twentyfirst stable release. Important notice: Frugalware provided a -stable and -current tree in the past. As our team shrinked quite a bit lately we lack the manpower to continue providing a, secure and stable tree while provding bleeding edge and latest package in another. Therefore we decided to move all users to the -current tree.
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 2.0, our twentieth stable release. No new features have been added since 2.0rc2. If you didn’t follow the changes during the rc releases, here are the most important changes since 1.9 in no particular order: Package updates: Linux kernel 3.14.19 Xorg server 1.15.2 KDE 4.14.3 GNOME 3.12.2 Xfce 4.10.1 LXDE 0.99.0 LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1 Chromium browser 39.
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 2.0rc2, the second candidate of the upcoming 2.0 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 2.0rc1: Package updates: LXDE 0.99.0 KDE 4.14.3 New features: none Download for i686 and x86_64: See our mirror list. Don’t forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!
This is the first release candidate for Frugalware 2.0. This release contains many package updates and security fixes. Updated packages: Linux kernel 3.14.19, XOrg server 1.15.2, GNOME 3.12.2, KDE 4.14.2, LibreOffice 220.127.116.11, Mozilla Firefox 33.1 to name a few major components. Download for x86_64: See our mirror list. Don’t forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!
This is the second release candidate for Frugalware 1.9. This release fixes a number of minor issues with the installer. A case where TAB would cycle through the wrong order with the widgets in the partition formatting window is now fixed. Installer no longer relies on HOSTNAME for determining if it is within the live environment. It is now possible to skip IPv6 configuration and adding a new user. A case where a crash happened when the swap filesystem mount path is empty is now fixed.
This is the first release candidate for Frugalware 1.9. Starting with this release, our old display-manager-legacy.service and /etc/sysconfig/desktop system has been replaced by a system where each display manager provides their own service file. You can switch to this new system by using the new dmconfig utility or through use of systemctl. Also, we have removed the vi symlinks that we used to provide. These were hardcoded to a specific editor (VIM) before.
This is the second preview release of Frugalware 1.9. Starting with this release, netconfig has been replaced by our new nmconfig tool which uses the NetworkManager framework instead of our original custom network management code. This reduces the amount of custom code we must maintain for our distribution. Also of note is the fact that the entire collection of tools from frugalwareutils has been replaced by the standalone mode of the new installer.