Frugalware is a general purpose linux distribution, designed for intermediate users (who are not afraid of text mode).
We try to make Frugalware as simple as possible while not forgetting to keep it comfortable for the user. We try to ship fresh and stable software, as close to the original source as possible, because in our opinion most software is the best as is, and doesn’t need patching.
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Starting with this release, our old display-manager-legacy.service and /etc/sysconfig/desktop system has been replaced by a system where each display manager provides their own service file.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.
There has been changes in current recently. You will need to run the commands viconfig and dmconfig as root in a terminal to adapt to the changes we have done to the vi symlinks and display manager system. For more information, please see the upgrade notes here.
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Starting with this release, netconfig has been replaced by our new nmconfig tool which uses the NetworkManager framework instead of our original custom network management code.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Also of note is the fact that the entire collection of tools from frugalwareutils has been replaced by the standalone mode of the new installer.
This is the first preview release of Frugalware 1.9. It also marks the first public testing for our new live CD environment, FVBE, and our new installer called fwsetup.
This has been in development for 8 months already, and is a compilation of 4 older projects. They are fwlive, setup, fwife, and frugalwareutils. In this new project, they are integrated so they will share a common codebase. This should help avoid the fragmentation like we had with setup and fwife.
We have removed the 10-evdev.conf file from the xorg-server package. This means when you upgrade, your XKB keyboard layout will no longer work. This is necessary to transition us closer to what systemd does for this. To fix your system, please refer here.
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.8, our eightteenth stable release.
No new features have been added since 1.8rc2, but 157 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 1.7 in no particular order:
Updated packages: Linux kernel 3.7.5, XOrg server 1.13.2, GNOME 3.6, KDE 4.
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.8rc2, the second candidate of the upcoming 1.8 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 1.8rc1:
Package updates: Kernel 3.7.3 New features: none Please refer to the Frugalware Testing ChangeLog for more information.
Download for x86_64: See our mirror list. Don’t forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!
The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.8rc1, the first candidate of the upcoming 1.8 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 1.8pre2:
Package updates: Kernel 3.7.1 Boost 1.50.0 KDE 4.9.5 New features: mesa 7.11 drivers revived to support hardware that mesa upstream dropped support for Please refer to the Frugalware Testing ChangeLog for more information.
Download for x86_64: See our mirror list.