Frugalware 1.2 (Locris) released

Frugalware 1.2 Locris is released !

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.2, our twelfth stable release.

No new features have been added since 1.2rc2, but 62 changes have been made to fix minor bugs. If you didn’t follow the changes during the pre/rc releases, here are the most important changes since 1.1 in no particular order:

  • Up to date packages: Linux kernel, GNU C library 2.11.1, Xorg 7.5, GNOME 2.28, KDE 4.3.5 to name a few major components.
  • KMS (Kernel Mode-Setting) is now enabled by default for Intel and Radeon cards.
  • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is now part of the base system.
  • Introduced devtmpfs: you can now exclude /dev from backups, along with /proc and /sys.
  • Removed several large games from the install images (CD/DVD) which means one less DVD or 4 less CDs.
  • We finally upgraded our KDE (and related) packages to the 4.x branch. The work started back in April 2009 and now we thought it’s a good move to merge that testing repository.
  • This release comes with Xorg 7.5, see the upstream list of new features.
  • We’ve updated our bluez userspace stack to the 4.x branch, which allowed us to improve both GNOME and KDE bluetooth support.

Please refer to the Frugalware Locris ChangeLog for more information.

Download for i686, x86_64 and ppc: See our mirror list. Don’t forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!

NOTE: Click here to read more about what media you need for the installation.

If you are upgrading to Locris from our previous stable release (Getorin), please read the upgrade part of our documentation.