Frugalware 0.5pre2 (Siwenna) released

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.5pre2, the second technical preview of the upcoming 0.5 stable release.

A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.5pre1:

  • Updates:

    • Linux 2.6.17 (+ security patches)
    • GCC 4.1.1
    • Apache 2.2.3
    • XOrg 7.1 (updated the fglrx driver accordingly, nVIDIA still doesn’t work)
    • GNOME 2.16 Beta 1 (there may be some problems with some Gnome and GTK software - see earlier news posts)
    • 2.0.3 (this time a native version is available for x86_64 users, too)
  • New features:

    • All configuration tools have been updated to the new framework, type “setup” to reach them
    • Switched to splashy from bootsplash, so that the splash can be used with any custom vanilla kernel, too
    • Added French localization for the package manager
  • Installer:

    • Added an eyecandy tetris, use it on tty5 while netinstall downloads the selected packages :)
    • Several utf8-specific update for Chinese users
    • Added wireless support to the netinstall
    • Added French translation
    • The DVD iso has been splitted so that it can be burned again to a single-layer DVD.

    Note: Don’t download the second DVD unless you don’t have an internet connection

    • All the packages are available on CDs.

    Note: Don’t download CDs 3 - 9 unless you don’t have an internet connection

    • The installer now recognizes os-specific informations, like the name of the already installed other distributions or the version of many other operating systems
  • Packages:

    • More than 2600 packages have been updated
    • More than 220 new packages

Please refer to the Frugalware Development ChangeLog for more information.

Download for i686: netinstall (20M), cd1 (643M), cd2 (633M), cd3 (640M), cd4 (642M), cd5 (554M), cd6 (642M), cd7 (643M), cd8 (558M), cd9 (385M), dvd1 (4.4G) dvd2 (712M)


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