[Frugalware-announce] Frugalware 0.4 for i686 and x86_64 released

VMiklos vmiklos at frugalware.org
Thu Mar 30 07:44:18 CEST 2006

   The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate
   availability of Frugalware 0.4 for the i686 and x86_64 architectures,
   our fourth stable release.
   A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4rc2-i686:
     * Updates:
          + Update to Linux 2.6.16
          + Update to GNOME 2.14
          + Update to OpenOffice.org
          + Lots of minor bugfixes
          + Create a [1]howto about upgrading from the previous stable
     * A few statistics since 0.3:
          + 4186 changes
          + 732 new packages
          + 302 fixed bugs
     * For who haven't followed the changes in the pre/rc releases, the
       most important changes:
          + Implemented fwcpan, a new tool to install any cpan module,
            just like it would when you install it with pacman.
          + Split OpenOffice, now all language packs and dictionaries can
            be installed/removed separately.
          + Libificated pacman to meet our needs, and the newborn pacman
            3 has become the default package manager.
          + Network configuration has been redesigned, now we support
            various network profiles, and many more network parameters
            (hardware address, multiple ip addresses on a single
            interface, etc) than before.
          + Created a new, more verbose documentation.
          + Switched to udev as the default hotplug multiplexer.
          + Bugfix: now automounting for usb sticks works fine, not only
            for CDs or DVDs.
          + Added package splitting support.
          + Started to work on a PPC port.
          + Rewritten setup from scratch in C. The new framework will
            allow to implement a graphical installer, too.
          + The init script system was redesigned: more user-friendly
            error messages, now uses gettext for translations.
          + Modularized Xorg 7.0, Apache 2.2.0, KDE 3.5.1, Firefox
  , Thunderbird 1.5

   Please refer to the Frugalware [2]Stable ChangeLog for more

   Download for i686: [3]netinstall (19M), [4]cd1 (490M), [5]cd2
   (604M), [6]dvd (3.5G)

   Download for x86_64: [7]netinstall (19M), [8]dvd (2.5G)

   Torrents also [9]available.

   Full package list: [10]i686, [11]x86_64

   dfec06c393187037a362f4d2e57819c4e97e71dd frugalware-0.4-i686-cd1.iso
   09c29ec582eadc02dee2be0fd1230cff8ec40695 frugalware-0.4-i686-cd2.iso
   872912bc9f1caa46895247364bcf7538074f8238 frugalware-0.4-i686-dvd.iso
   6a1a49985450d2cad8c8efb7f988c266a454f899 frugalware-0.4-i686-net.iso
   81e79a3bbb9d327555d272d841e3d0fc0c784de7 frugalware-0.4-x86_64-dvd.iso
   d4b39dbdc9bfadaf379bf7cc3662ce9d0b20a010 frugalware-0.4-x86_64-net.iso


  1. http://wiki.frugalware.org/Upgrade-0.3-0.4
  2. http://darcs.frugalware.org/darcsweb/darcsweb.cgi?r=frugalware-stable;a=log
  3. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-i686-net.iso
  4. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-i686-cd1.iso
  5. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-i686-cd2.iso
  6. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-i686-dvd.iso
  7. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-x86_64-net.iso
  8. http://frugalware.org/download.php?url=frugalware-0.4-iso/frugalware-0.4-x86_64-dvd.iso
  9. http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?cat=146
 10. http://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/frugalware/frugalware-0.4/Packages-i686.lst
 11. http://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/frugalware/frugalware-0.4/Packages-x86_64.lst

udv / greetings,

Developer of Frugalware Linux, to make things frugal - http://frugalware.org

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