[Frugalware-announce] Frugalware 1.6pre1 (Fermus) released

Miklos Vajna noreply at frugalware.org
Mon Oct 10 00:23:55 CEST 2011

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to [1] 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:
	   +  [2] rsyslog is the new default syslog daemon
	   + udisks replaced [3] hal in the default installation
	   + The fw32 package replaced the emul-extra group, bringing [4] seamless integration for e.g. Skype on x86_64.
	   + kernels are now built with an initrd. be sure to [5] update your boot config to use the initrd at

Please refer to the Frugalware [6] Testing ChangeLog for more information.
Download for i686: See our [7] mirror list . Don't forget to check the [8] integrity of the install images before burning!
NOTE: Click [9] here to read more about what media you need for the installation.


1. http://frugalware.org/news/217
2. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.frugalware.devel/9778
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_%28software%29#Deprecated
4. http://frugalware.org/packages/119272/documentation#_nobuild_packages
5. http://frugalware.org/docs/upgrade#_updating_grub_configuration
6. http://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/frugalware/frugalware-testing/ChangeLog.txt
7. http://frugalware.org/download/frugalware-testing-iso
8. http://frugalware.org/download/frugalware-testing-iso/SHA1SUMS
9. http://frugalware.org/docs/install#_choosing_installation_flavor

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