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SparkyLinux 3.6 Enlightenment19, JWM, Openbox & CLI

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December 19th, 2014 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.6 Enlightenment19, JWM, Openbox and CLI is out.

ISO images of Sparky 3.6 e19, JWM and Openbox belong to the Base Edition.
Base Edition features core system, X server, window manager, web browser, text editor and a few tools. All the ISO images of Base Editions 3.6 are codecs free. It means that they don’t have preinstallled multimedia codecs, players, editors or plugins.

SparkyLinux 3.6 E19 features two themes for your choice:

1. RadianceE19-Sparky – it’s a RadianceE19 modified theme.
The theme has been prepered to be fitted to the Sparky’s default GTK theme ‘Sparky3-theme’ and the icon set ‘NoirCrystal’. The wallpaper is made by LiquidSky64.

SparkyLinux e19

2. Default (the default Enlightenment theme) + DeLorean-Dark GTK theme for integration with GTK based applications.

The look of the JWM and Openbox desktops have been slightly improved + installed Sparky default theme and icon set.

SparkyLinux JWM    SparkyLinux Openbox

System has been synchronized with Debian “testing” repository as of 15/12/2014.

New iso images features as well:
– Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-ckt2-1)
– grub 2.02~beta2-18
– jwm 2.1.0+svn579-2
– openbox 3.5.2-8
– pcmanfm 1.2.3-1 (jwm & openbox editions only)
– enlightenment19 – 0.19.1 – compiled from git repository up to version 0.19.99.19173 with:
– EFL & Elementary 1.12.1
– Python-EFL 1.12.0
– Terminology 0.7

The latest version of Enlightenment 0.19.2 is available in Sparky repository as a regular update.

New applications in Sparky repo:
– XnViewMP 0.71 – free photo editor, manager and viewer
– Master PDF Editor – a convenient and smart XPS and PDF editor

The minimal iso image of CLI Edition has gotten additional tool: wicd-curses
Sparky CLI doesn’t support installation on EFi machines.

Use the new iso images to perform fresh Sparky installation.
If you have Sparky installed already on your hard drive, make full system upgrade (as root):
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -f
reboot

In a case of any problem visit our forums.
In a case of any problem with the default live installer, try to use the older installer which can be run by the command:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
or
sudo sparkylinux-installer
The old installer doesn’t work on machines with EFI.

New iso images of SparkyLinux for 32 and 64 bit machines can be downloaded from our download page.
Following changes in Debian testing, the 32 bit kernel is targeted for i586 (non-pae) machines now.

All wallpapers can be downloaded from out account on sourceforge

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-6-enlightenment19-jwm-openbox-cli

 

XnViewMP

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December 18th, 2014 2 comments

 

New application landed in Sparky repo: XnViewMP 0.71 – free photo editor, manager and viewer.

XnViewMP is the enhanced version to XnView. It is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. XnViewMP is provided as FREEWARE (NO Adware, NO Spyware) for private or educational use (including non-profit organizations).

It’s available via Synaptic, APTus, APTus-Extra and apt-get.

XnViewMP

 

SparkyLinux 3.6 LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt & Xfce

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December 8th, 2014 No comments

 

I am happy to announce the fourth and the last this year iso images of SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I’d like to thank to all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems.

SparkyLinux 3.6 provides (as usual) all packages updating, some bug fixing and small improvements, such as:
– Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-2)
– xfce 4.10.1
– lxde-common 0.99.0
– razor-qt 0.5.2-4
– mate 1.8.1
– openbox 3.5.2-8
– grub 2.02~beta2
– Twitter’s microblogging client Hotot replaced by Turpial (Hotot is not under development any more)
– the new wallpaper ‘Vortex’ by LiquidSky64
– Sparky Conky Manager updated up to version 0.1.7 having a new applet of battery status

System has been synchronized with Debian “testing” repository as of 03/12/2014.

Added new apps:
– sparky-aptus-upgrade (System Upgrade) – small (recommended) tool for system upgrading
– sparky-systemd-ui – a metapackage which gives you an access to systemd settings as root

Removed packages:
– sparky-tray
– old, deprecated mate packages of 1.4 & 1.6

The Live system is available in English only.
You can choose any localization during the hard drive’s installation process.

Use the new iso images to perform fresh Sparky installation.
If you have Sparky installed already on your hard drive, make full system upgrade (as root):
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -f
reboot

In a case of any problem visit our forums.

New iso images of SparkyLinux for 32 and 64 bit machines can be downloaded from our download page. Following changes in Debian testing, the 32 bit kernel is targeted for i586 (non-pae) machines now.

SparkyLinux

New wallpapers can be downloaded from our account on sourceforge.

Other Sparky 3.6 editions will be released soon.

Known problems:
– the live installer does not configure Plymouth (preinstalled)

To fix it, after installation edit ‘grub’ config file:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
and change the line from:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
then:
sudo update-grub

 
Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-6-lxde-mate-razor-qt-xfce

 

Desktop screenshots 3.6

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December 8th, 2014 2 comments

 

LXDE 3.6 Desktop
LXDE 3.6 Desktop
MATE 3.6 Desktop
MATE 3.6 Desktop
Razor-Qt 3.6 Desktop
Razor-Qt 3.6 Desktop

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Xfce 3.6 Desktop
Xfce 3.6 Desktop
Openbox 3.6 Desktop
Openbox 3.6 Desktop
JWM 3.6 Desktop
JWM 3.6 Desktop

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Enlightenment 19 3.6 Desktop
Enlightenment 19 3.6 Desktop

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e19 updated

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November 27th, 2014 No comments

 

I have upgraded e19 package and made some fixing into the deb package.

Enlightenment files have been upgraded from git repository as of 26 Nov 2014 up to version 0.19.99.19173. The e19 package is installed in a custom directory so I also created symlinks to system’s directories.

Changelog:
• EFL and Elementary 1.12.1
• Python-EFL 1.12.0
• added symlinks of all the binary files to /usr/bin
• added symlinks of all the lib files to /usr/lib
• added and compiled terminology

To upgrade your present e19 version, run:
su
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Make sure is everything OK:
apt-get install -f
Then:
reboot

 

SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19 is out

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October 9th, 2014 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.5.1 “Annagerman” Enlightenment 19 is ready to go.

What is “under the hood” of SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19?

ISO image of SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19 Live/Install provides packages updating from Debian ‘testing’ repository and updating Enlightenment packages from the git repository.

The Enlightenment packages have been updated up to version 0.19.19.18964.
The system runs on Linux kernel 3.16 with systemd 215-5.

This edition joined to the Sparky Base Edition group.
What does it mean?
The ISO image features base system, X Server, Enlightenment and a minimal set of tools.
You have gotten a ready to use environment to configure it as you like. Install additional applications via Synaptic, Sparky-APTus, Sparky-APTus-Extra or just APT.

SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19 features two themes for your choice.

1. RadianceE19-Sparky – it’s a RadianceE19 modified theme. The theme has been prepered to be fitted to the Sparky’s default GTK theme ‘Sparky3-theme’ and the icon set ‘NoirCrystal’.
The wallpaper is made by LiquidSky64.

RadianceE19-Sparky

2. Default (the default Enlightenment theme) + DeLorean-Dark GTK theme for integration with GTK based applications.

Dark theme

 

SparkyLinux is rolling release system so you don’t have to reinstall your existing ‘E’ edition.
Simply leave the Enlightenment desktop and make upgrade as following.

E17 users:
apt-get remove e17 && apt-get autoremove
apt-get update
apt-get install e19 dolorean-dark

E18 users:
apt-get remove enlightenment && apt-get autoremove
apt-get update
apt-get install e19 dolorean-dark

Sparky 3.5 E19-dev users (recommended):
apt-get remove e19 && apt-get autoremove
apt-get update
apt-get install e19 dolorean-dark

or (it does not remove ‘e19-dev’ packages):
apt-get apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install dolorean-dark

Check has been the upgrade done well:
apt-get install -f

 

Wallpapers made by LiquidSky64 + my two modifications – green and gray:

enlightenmentgoldenradianceSparky    enlightenmentgoldenradianceSparky-green
enlightenmentgoldenradianceSparky-gray    CoffeeBreakSparkylinux
8mmb

New iso images of Sparky can be downloaded from the page:
http://sparkylinux.org/download/
Enlightenment themes can be downloaded from sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/files/themes/

Known issues:
– module ‘cpufreq’ is off in 32 bit edition due to problem with permissions, even set it up as it should be
– module ‘systray’ still doesn’t work, so it’s off too. The system tray is provided by LXDE panel ‘lxpanel’ (minimalized)
– libglib2.0 2.40.0-5 and its libs have been not upgraded to the newest version 2.42.0-1 due to an issue – don’t upgrade it and wait for a newer version

 
Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-5-1-e19

 

Payment day

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October 8th, 2014 1 comment

 

Donate As you known SparkyLinux is a non-profit project, we don’t sale anything so we don’t earn money.
But we pay bills for hosting server (vps), domain, the power (electricity), broaband (internet connection), etc. from our personal, home budget.

It’s time to pay for our server again, the time goes very fast.

We need to pay 1200 PLN (380 US Dollars about) until 9th of Nov 2014 for our VPS.
We have paid other bills already.

So if you can donate to keep Sparky alive, please do.
Any donation will be very helpful.
Visit the donation page to find out how to send money.
Aneta & Pawel

 

SparkyLinux 3.5 MATE, Xfce, Openbox & JWM is out

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September 25th, 2014 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.5 “Annagerman” MATE, Xfce and Base Openbox & JWM is out.

New Live/Install iso images provide packages update and a few changes.
All packages have been synchronized with Debian “testing” repository as of 22/09/2014.

Base Edition is available in two separated flavours now: Openbox and JWM.
JWM Edition offers traditional desktop look and minimal set of applications as well as Openbox Edition. JWM Edition uses a little less the computer’s power even that Openbox and can be used on old machines. Sparky JWM 32 bit consumes less that 90 MB of RAM memory after installation on a hard drive.

All multimedia packages have been removed from Base Editions so both of them are codecs free now.

The system runs on Linux kernel 3.14.2 (3.14.15-2) and offers:
– MATE 1.8.1
– Xfce 4.10.1
– Openbox 3.2.5-7
– JWM 2.1.0
– ‘Custom ISO Builder’ – lets you rebuild iso images of SparkyLinux
– ‘Sparky-APTus-Extra’ – lets you quick install additional applications from SparkyLinux repository
– ‘Sparky Conky Manager’ has been updated up to version 0.1.6 having new option which lets change the color
– ‘TrueCrypt’ has been removed from the system – the reason is well known for everybody for sure. There is zuluCrypt available in our repo, which offers a CLI and GUI front-end for ‘cryptsetup’.

Added new repository and the public keys:
– virtualbox
– liquorix
– google earth
– google talk plugin
– google music manager

Additional repositories are off.
To activate a new repo go to Synaptic-> Repository or Sparky APTus-> Repository-> Additional Repository Edition

SparkyLinux Base Edition JWM

 
All the ISO images can be downloaded from http://sparkylinux.org/download/

 

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Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim:
http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-5-mate-xfce-openbox-jwm/

 

SparkyLinux 3.5 LXDE, Razor-Qt, CLI, E18 & E19-dev is out

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September 6th, 2014 No comments

 

SparkyLinux 3.5 “Annagerman” LXDE, Razor-Qt, CLI, Enlightenment 18 & 19-dev is out.

New Live/Install iso images provide up to date packages and a few changes.
All packages have been synchronized with Debian “testing” repositories as of 02/09/2014.
The system runs on Linux kernel 3.14.2 (3.14.15-2).

This time the Enlightenment edition is available in two versions:
– E18 – the stable line
– E19-dev (0.19.0.18850) – development packages compiled from git repository as of 02/09/2014 – for beta testers.

New application “Custom ISO Builder” lets you rebuild iso images of SparkyLinux and some other images similar to Sparky, check HowTo: http://sparkylinux.org/custom-iso-builder-howto-part-1/

New tool ‘Sparky-APTus-Extra’ lets you quick install additional applications from SparkyLinux repo, such as:
– Custom ISO Builder
– DEB Package Builder
– Dropbox
– Eraser
– JDownloader Installer
– Live USB Creator
– Nightingale
– RSSOwl
– SeaMonkey
– Skype
– SpiderOak
– Steam
– TeamViewer
– TOR Browser
– TrueCrypt
– VMware Player Installer
– zuluCrypt
– and a few sparky tools

New applications added to our repository:
– Spideroak
– TOR-Browser
– VMware Player On-Line Installer
– JDownloader On-Line Installer
– zuluCrypt

Sparky Conky Manager has been updated up to version 0.1.6 having a new option which lets you change the color.

Added new repository and the public keys:
– virtualbox
– liquorix
– google earth
– google talk plugin
– google music manager

Additional repositories are off.
To activate a new repo go to Synaptic-> Repository or Sparky APTus-> Repository-> Additional Repository Edition.

TrueCrypt has been removed from the system – the reason is well known for sure.
There is zuluCrypt available in our repo, which offers a CLI and GUI front-end for ‘cryptsetup’.

If you’d like to test E19 you have to remove all old E17/18 packages and its libs:
apt-get remove enlightenment terminology
apt-get autoremove

Then:
apt-get update
apt-get install e19

Known problems of Sparky E19-dev edition:
– no icons
– terminology doesn’t work

 
All the ISO images can be downloaded from http://sparkylinux.org/download/

 

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Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: http://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-5-lxde-razor-qt-cli-e18-e19-dev/

 

Sparky APTus Extra

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August 20th, 2014 2 comments

 

There is a new, small application called ‘Sparky-APTus-Extra’ available in our repository.
It lets you install some ‘popular’ tools via just one click.

APTus-Extra supports installation some applications such as:
– Custom ISO Builder
– DEB Package Builder
– Dropbox
– Eraser
– Live USB Creator
– Nightingale
– RSSOwl
– SeaMonkey
– Skype
– SpiderOak
– Steam
– TeamViewer
– TOR Browser
– VMware Player Installer
– and a few sparky’s tools

APTus Extra

Most of the apps can be installed directly from sparky repo.
There is only one different than others – VMware Player Installer. The script can download VMware Player package from VMware server, install it, upgrade and remove.

vmplayer-installer