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SparkyLinux 3.4 LXDE, e18 & Razor-Qt is out

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June 4th, 2014 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.4 “Annagerman” LXDE, Razor-Qt and Enlightenment 18 is out.

New iso images of SparkyLinux 3.4 provide a ton of updates, some changes and system improvements, such as:
- Linux kernel 3.14
- all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/05/31
- LXDE 0.5.5-6
- Openbox 3.5.2-6
- Razor-Qt 0.5.2-4
- Enlightenment has been updated up to version E18 (0.18.2/0.18.5), see how to manually upgrade E17 to E18: http://sparkylinux.org/how-to-upgrade-sparky-e17-to-e18/
- support for installation on machines with EFI
- systemd is the default init system now, see how to change sysvinit to systemd:
http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-systemd/
- Sparky e18 is shipped with Sparky-Dark theme made by Agust with a wallpaper based on Sakasa artwork, the theme can be downloaded from sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/files/themes/A-18-Dark-Sparky.edj/download
- the repository list has been split:
* the main one features Debian repository only inside the file /etc/apt/sources.list
* all additional repositories have been moved to the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
see: http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-repository/
- Sparky Center – our system control center for LXDE desktop has been rebuilt, added tabs for every option and upgraded up to version 0.2.1

Sparky Center

- Sparky APTus – our tool for updating, installing and removing packages has been updated up to version 0.2.0; it offers new functions now:
* removing Non-Free and Restricted packages which are pre-installed in the system
* installation of missing language packages
* every option is placed in a separated tab

APTus

- Sparky-Tray – our small app which is loaded to the system’s panel tray and gives quick access to APTus, Synaptic, repository list editor and root terminal has been updated up to version 0.1.2. It lets you edit all repo lists due to changes occurred in the repository list
- Sparky-Backup-Apps – our applications backup tool has been updated up version 0.1.4
- Sparky-Backup-System – our system backup tool has been updated up to version 0.1.7 – due to moving Sparky to systemd
- a few apps have been removed: aptoncd, avidemux, audacity, devede, ogmrip, soundconverter; still available to install in the repository
- added a new package: hardinfo
- new application in our repository: skype
- teamviewer has been updated up to version 9

The ‘old’ installer is still available in the live system and it’s recommended for ‘old’ machines.
It can be launch in text mode, by the command:
sudo sparkylinux-installer
or in graphical mode:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui

 

Sparky CLI Edition is also available (back).
It has been rebuilt and features now: core system, our old installer, mc, wicd-cli, elinks and wifi drivers.

 

We have made a couple of successful testing installations of Sparky in EFI mode in a virtual environment. We can’t promise that installation on a physical machine is fine.
We never tried this, because we don’t have any “normal” machine with EFI.

New iso images of SparkyLinux you can grab from our download page:
http://sparkyLinux.org/download

New iso images can be used to make new, fresh Sparky installation.
You don’t have to reinstall your system if you have Sparky installed on your machine.
Just make full system upgrade and follow the enclosed upgrading guides.

Don’t forget to donate a small (or big) tip if you enjoy SparkyLinux :)

SparkyLinux LXDE     SparkyLinux e18

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-4-lxde-e18-i-razor-qt

 

How to: Upgrade Sparky E17 to E18

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May 19th, 2014 No comments

 

This is the recommended way to upgrade SparkyLinux Enlightenment desktop from E17 to E18:

1. Add Sparky E18 repository – edit the file ‘sources.list’ (as root):
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Change SparkyLinux repository from:
deb http://sparkylinux.org/repo testing main
to:
deb http://sparkylinux.org/repo testing main
deb http://sparkylinux.org/repo e18 main

3. Leave Enlightenment desktop, login to an other desktop or leave graphical environment and login to a text console with keys: Alt+Control+F2 (F2-F6).

4. Remove E17 packages:
apt-get remove e17 e17-data libefreet1
apt-get autoremove

5. Install E18 packages:
apt-get update
apt-get install enlightenment terminology

If any problem, run:
apt-get install -f

6. Restart your machine:
reboot

Known bugs: the panel’s tray doesn’t work well.
Suggestion: use alternative panel (lxpanel, tint2, xfce4panel, etc.)

 
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SparkyLinux 3.3 LXDE, e17 & Razor-Qt

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March 7th, 2014 1 comment

 

SparkyLinux 3.3 “Annagerman” LXDE, Razor-Qt and e17 is out.

New iso images of SparkyLinux provide a ton of updates, some changes and system improvements, such as:
- Linux kernel 3.12
- all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/03/04
- new installer forked from LMDE/SolydXK (no support for EFI yet)
- new wallpaper ‘Strange Nature’ by Sakasa + artwork of Grub, Plymouth and installer based on the wallpaper
- sudo is active as default after installation
- SparkyLinux default repository has been changed
- new, refreshed logo

The ‘old’ installer is still available in the live system and it is recommended for ‘old’ machines.
It can be run in text mode, by the command:
sudo sparkylinux-installer
or in graphical mode:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
The ‘old’ installer features two changes as well:
- partition detection way has been changed after the disk partitioning process is ended
- added new option ‘nogrub’ which lets you NOT install bootloader Grub.

Added new applications and tools:
- Boot-repair – a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues
- Truecrypt – a source-available freeware application used for on-the-fly disks and partitions encryption
- Plymouth + sparky-plymouth-theme
- uGet + Aria2 as the default download manager for Iceweasel, via FlashGot plugin
- Osmo is out – replaced by Iceowl plugin for Icedove mail client
- Hotot-Gtk microblogging client
- sparky-eraser – simply graphical interface for ‘shred’ and ‘wipe’ tools, read the post: Truecrypt & Sparky-Eraser
- sparky-wine – simply Wine wrapper which lets you choose and install ‘.exe’ applications from a local drive

‘SparkyBackup-System’ – the default Sparky backup tool has been removed from the system.
It needs to be rebuild due to some changes between system base and installer of Sparky 3.2 and 3.3.

SparkyLinux LXDE

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-3-lxde-e17-razor-qt/

 

SparkyLinux 3.2 e17, MATE & CLI is out

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December 17th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.2 “Annagerman” Enlightenment, MATE & CLI is out.

New Live/Install media of SparkyLinux 3.2 e17, MATE and CLI features:
- Linux kernel 3.11-2 (3.11.10-1)
- all packages have been upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/12/15
- MATE 1.6
- Enlightenment 0.17.3-2
- PCManFM 1.1.2-1 (e17 desktop)
- added support for installation 32 bit applications on 64 bit systems
- added 32 bit wine package for 64 bit system
- added package curl – it’s a missing depends for PlayOnLinux
- e17 desktop – added packages: sparky-locales, sparky-passwdchange, sparky-timedateset, sparky-users, sparky-xdf
- MATE desktop – added packages: sparky-conky, sparky-locales, sparky-tray
- sparky-aptus has been updated up to version 0.1.6 – added new option ‘Fix Broken DPKG’ – it lets you fix not (or wrong) installed/upgraded packages with ‘dpkg’ tool.

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-2-e17-mate-cli/

 

e17 themes for Sparky

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October 12th, 2013 No comments

 

There are two new Enlightenment themes for Sparky made by our forum member Agust.

A--Sparky-Onix       A-Sparky-Red-Onix

Download:
A-Sparky-Onix
A-Sparky-Red-Onix

 

SparkyLinux 3.1 e17, MATE & Razor-Qt is out

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October 8th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.1 “Annagerman” e17, MATE and Razor-Qt is out.

The new iso images of SparkyLinux providing a few changes and system imrovment, similar to the last week release of Sparky 3.1 LXDE, Ultra and CLI:
- Linux kernel 3.10-3 (3.10.11-1)
- all packages have been updated from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/10/05
- SparkyBackup-System one more bug fixed (thanks to The Black Pig) – updated up to 0.1.5
- e17 desktop is available as a separated iso image now and it has been updated up to version 0.17.3 from Debian unstable Sid repository
- added Teamviewer client, Sparky APTus, Minitube, Gnote, Osmo, Radiotray and Xfburn

New forum is also available for English speakers : http://sparkylinux.org/forum/

Known bugs:
- in some cases the live installer “can’t see” any disk (hard/usb) if an USB disk is plugged in

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-1-e17-mate-razor-qt/

 

SparkyLinux 3.0.2 is out

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August 10th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.0.2 “Annagerman” has been released.

Sparky 3.0.2 provides a few important changes, such as:
- sparky-installer bug has been fixed. It did not let to make installation on USB disks before (the final version of Sparky 3.0 “Annagerman”) and did not show any disk (hard/USB) if an USB disk was connected to the computer
- all packages updated from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/08/07
- added dropbox client
- a few minor improvements

You don’t have to reinstall SparkyLinux if you installed Sparky already on your hard/USB drive.
New iso images can be use to make fresh installation.

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-0-2/

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 is out

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July 27th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 “Annagerman” is out.
Sparky 3.x is built on the “testing” branch of Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie”.

The final release of Sparky 3.0 features:
- Linux kernel 3.9.8-1
- all packages updating from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/07/21
- minor bugs fixing
- small improvements of all the desktops
- new Sparky3-theme compatible with GNOME 3.8
- added extra functionality of the CLI edition (former name: Core) – see: How to SparkyLinux CLI

Live system user is: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

Minimum system requirements for SparkyLinux 3.0 :
- CPU i486 / amd64
- RAM memory:
— LXDE/e17, Ultra (Openbox/JWM) Edition: 256MB
— MATE, Razor-Qt Edition: 384MB
— CLI Edition: 128MB
- an optical drive or USB port
- for full installation on a hard drive or flash USB disk:
— LXDE/e17, Ultra, MATE, Razor-Qt: 5GB (10GB recommended)
— CLI: 2GB

Check all changes of Sparky 3.0 edition: Beta1, Beta1 Core, Beta2, RC.

Many thanks for all guys who helped to improve SparkyLinux in any possible way.

Sparky 3.0 LXDE

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-0/

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 RC is out

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July 9th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 RC “Annagerman” is out.
Sparky 3.x is built on the “testing” branch of Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie”.

The release candidate of Sparky 3 provides a few more changes and system improvement, such as:

1. All packages have been synchronized with Debian testing repos as of 2013/07/06.

2. Linux kernel 3.9-1

3. SparkyBackup-System has additional support for JWM desktop.

4. SparkyBackup-Apss Copy & Recovery has been enhanced and supports 15 apps now: Chromium, Claws-mail, Filezilla, gFTP, Iceape/SeaMonkey, Icedove, Iceweasel/Firefox, Kadu, Licq, Liferea, Opera, Pidgin, QupZilla, Tomboy and XChat.

5. Added new application: “sparky-screenshot” – it’s a simple GUI for “scrot” and it’s preinstalled with Sparky Openbox, JWM and Razor-Qt desktops.

6. Added new application: “sparky-gexec” – this package will install “gexec” and will add the entry to the system menu. Sparky-gExec replaced “gmrun” and it’s preinstalled with Sparky Openbox, JWM and Razor-Qt desktops.

7. “sparky-jwm-exit” provides “yad” based logout, reboot and poweroff dialog window for JWM desktop.

8. QupZilla web browser replaced Chromium at Ultra Edition.

9. Razor-Qt is a new deskop in Sparky family. Razor-Qt is based on Qt freamwork but the Sparky Razor-Qt Edition does not feature any KDE SC applications. It means that SparkyLinux Razor-Qt is as light and fast as the rest of the Sparky editions.
I used Qt based applications everywhere I could.
SparkyLinux Razor-Qt features tools and applications, such as:
- Openbox window manager
- PCManFM file manager (PCManFM-Qt is still too fresh)
- QupZilla web browser
- Claws-mail email & RSS client
- Qmmp audio player (+ extra skins)
- SMPlayer2 (front-end for MPlayer2)
- VLC multimedia player + vlc-mozilla-plugin for web browsers
- Juffed text editor
- Hotot – Twitter client
- Qasmixer
- Quassel IRC client
- Fatrat file transfer client (http, ftp, bittirrent, etc.)
- Licq IM client (MSN, Jabber, AIM, ICQ)
- Qpdfview PDF viewer
- Qcomicbook

10. “gnome-bluetooth” package has been removed – the packege upgrading used to download a lot of extra libs and apps. There is “blueman” preinstaled already for bluetooth managing.

Please test it before the final version will be released and report whatever you find.
Grab the new LXDE/e17, Ultra (Openbox/JWM), MATE, Razor-Qt or Core iso image from our download page.

Thanks go to simarcik for his keyboard (mine is going to burn itself).

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-0-rc

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 beta2 is out

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June 28th, 2013 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.0 beta2 “Annagerman” has been released.
Sparky 3.x has been built on the “testing” branch of Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie”.

Sparky 3 beta2 provides more changes and system improvements, such as:
1. All packages have been synchronized with Debian testing repos as of 17/06/2013.

2. Added new applications:
- Device Driver Manager -  is a tool to help users installing third-party hardware drivers. Nvidia, ATI and Broadcom drivers can be installed and allows to install the PAE kernel for multi-core 32-bit systems.
- ndisgtk + ndiswrapper – allowing an easy way to install Windows wireless drivers.

3. SparkyCenter bugs fixing and new features:
- version 0.1.4 for LXDE desktop (“sparky-center-lxde” package)
- version 0.1.1 for Ultra edition (“sparky-center-openbox” package)

4. Added Sparky repositories and public key.
To add our repo, simply do:
a. download the Sparky public key:
wget -O - http://repo.sparkylinux.org/public.gpg.key | apt-key add -
b. add new two lines to “/etc/apt/sources.list” file:
deb http://repo.sparkylinux.org/ sparky main
# deb http://repo.sparkylinux.org/ sparky dev

c. refresh packages list:
apt-get update

5. Added a new application “SparkyBackup-System” – it’s a tool which can make a copy of SparkyLinux installation, including personal settings of your desktop and will make a bootable iso image which can be burn on a blank CD/DVD disk or copy on USB stick. SparkyBackup is based on Remastersys and Remastersys-Gui.

SparkyBackup-System

6. Next new application is “SparkyBackup-Apps”, which has two modules.
Module one – “SparkyBackup-Apps-Copy” lets make a copy of some applications – supported 3 apps in this moment (next apps soon):
Iceweasel – lets you make a copy of personal settings of Iceweasel/Firefox, such as: bookmarks, plug-ins, add-ons, skins, saved passwords, main password, preferences, etc.
Liferea – lets you to make a copy of all saved RSS chanels
Tomboy – lets you to make a copy of all saved notes.

SparkyBackup-Apps

Module two – “SparkyBackup-Apps-Recovery” lets recover applications settings from a copy you’ve done using “SparkyBackup-Apps-Copy”. SparkyBackup-Apps-Recovery will remove old applications settings (if any exist) and will put new ones from a copy.

SparkyBackup-Apps is a supplement of SparkyBackup-System, which lets you recover personal settings of applications after the system reinstallation or a computer break down.

7. SparkyLinux “Ultra” provides the next change.
New iso image features two desktops now:
- ultra light and customized Openbox
- ultra light JWM with a traditional look of the desktop

SparkyLinux JWM

To change the Live system desktop beetwen LXDE and e17 or JWM and Openbox, just log out and log in back.
Live system user: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

Please test new iso images and new features and report any bug at our forum.
Grab the new LXDE/e17, Ultra (Openbox/JWM), MATE or Core iso image from download page.

Thanks go to:
- MoroS for Sparky repository
- MiroZarta for new wallpaper

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-0-beta2/