Frugalware 1.6pre1 (Fermus) released

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.6pre1, the first technical preview of the upcoming 1.6 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 1.5:

  • Package updates:
    • Linux kernel 3.0
    • GNU C Library 2.14
    • GCC 4.6
    • GNOME 3.2
    • KDE SC 4.7
    • Perl 5.14
  • New features:
    • rsyslog is the new default syslog daemon
    • udisks replaced hal in the default installation
    • The fw32 package replaced the emul-extra group, bringing seamless integration for e.g. Skype on x86_64.
    • kernels are now built with an initrd. be sure to update your boot config to use the initrd at /boot/initrd.img.xz.

Please refer to the Frugalware Testing ChangeLog for more information.

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

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