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Sparky 5.16

ISO images of Sparky “Nibiru” of the oldstable line have been updated up to 5.16.
This release is based on Debian oldstable 10 “Buster”.

All packages upgraded from Debian “Buster” and Sparky “Nibiru” repos as of January 11, 2022.

System reinstallation is not required; if you have Sparky 5.x installed, simply keep Sparky up to date.

New live/install media of the oldstable line can be downloaded from the download/oldstable page.

Sparky news 2021/12

The 12th, and the last of 2021 year, monthly Sparky project and donate report:
– Linux kernel updated up to 5.15.12 & 5.16-rc7
– Added to repos: FinalCrypt, Firefox & Firefox ESR Mozilla builds
– Sparky 2021.12 & 2021.12 Special Editions of the rolling line released
– Lumina Desktop updated up to 1.6.2; debs built for amd64, i386, armhf & arm64

New packages in ARM repos:
arm64: veracrypt, lumina-desktop
armhf: veracrypt, lumina-desktop

We still, until the end of January 2022, are trying to collect money to pay for a new VPS. It is a little more expensive than the old one (~480 Euros/per year now), but it has much more power then the old one. Anyway, migration to the new VPS is on the way, some services already work on the new one.

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in January too, please.

Country
Supporter
Amount
Germany
Enrico G.
€ 33.33
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Piotr S.
PLN 70
Netherlands
Sjoerd S.
PLN 221.1
World
Mitchel V.
$ 50
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Keith K.
$ 10
World
Adzka M.
$ 5
World
Lewis W.
€ 5
World
Morris B.
€ 15
Poland
Dariusz K.
PLN 50
Poland
Władysław K.
PLN 20
Poland
Marcin S.
PLN 30
Poland
Marcin K.
PLN 40
Poland
Jan P.
PLN 65
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
World
Daniel M.
€ 15
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 25
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
Poland
Dariusz B.
PLN 50
Poland
Radosław Ś.
PLN 20
Poland
Bogusz J.
PLN 70
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 37.37
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Sebastian K.
€ 10
World
William S.
€ 50
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Łukasz S.
PLN 100
Italy
Filippi L.
€ 20
World
Aymeric L.
€ 60
Poland
Maciej P.
PLN 22
Poland
Łukasz P.
PLN 10
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
France
Olivier A.
€ 10
USA
Ryan S.
€ 25
Sweden
Bjorn H.
€ 10
Poland
Jacek P.
PLN 100
Poland
Bra.
PLN 50
Poland
Sebastian S.
PLN 15
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 5
Germany
Philipp K.
€ 14.28
Germany
Petr U.
€ 10
Germany
Ralf A.
€ 15
Poland
Bartosz S.
PLN 100
Total:
76% (+ 45% to VPS)
€ 354.27
PLN 1265.47
$ 80

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

Sparky 2021.12 Special Editions

There are new iso images of Sparky 2021.12 Special Editions: GameOver, Multimedia & Rescue ready to go.

No big changes, all packages have been updated as of December 24, 2021 so the new images work on Linux kernel 5.15.5, and follow changes of the latest edition of Sparky 2021.12.

No reinstallation is required if you have Sparky rolling installed, simply keep it up to date.

New iso images of Sparky semi-rolling can be downloaded from the download/rolling page

Firefox Mozilla build

There are two new applications available for Sparkers: Firefox Mozilla builds

What is Firefox Mozilla build?

It is debianized, the latest version of Mozilla Firefox build, which provides the latest binary packages don’t available via Debian stable and testing repos. So the latest versions of Firefox and Firefox ESR can be installed on Sparky stable and testing now.

1. The binary debs do not make problems with your exiting installation of ‘firefox’ or ‘firefox-esr’ packages from Debian repos. The Mozilla build debs are installed with different names then the Debian’s ones.

2. Make sure, the Mozilla build does not use your present Firefox profile, it creates a new one, so can not use your existing, saved bookmarks, passwords, etc. You can restore your settings using the Mozilla synchronization feature.

Installation Firefox Mozilla build ESR (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64/i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-esr-sparky

Installation Firefox Mozilla build Latest (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64/i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-sparky

or via APTus AppCenter >= 20211211.

Annual donations for our server 2021

DonateThe annual payment day for our VPS server is coming soon.

Until January 31, 2022 we have to collect and pay for the server 1500 PLN / 360 Euros / 430 USD plus min. 2800 PLN / ~ 670 Euros / ~ 800 USD for our monthly living and bills, such as: electricity, gas, water, internet, domains, expenses related to improving the functionality of websites, small computer equipment that wears out constantly (memory, pen drives, mice, batteries, etc. …), fuel, as well as rent, food, drugs and immortal taxes.

We are starting the fundraising campaign today to make sure we will pay for the server on time, so we could stay online for you another year. It is our passion and work we do all the times, therefore we believe that with your help we will succeed.

As of a year ago, 2 collection strips will appear on the website.
One strap for monthly support and the other for collection to the server.

As a mantra, we repeat that Linuxiarze, SparkyLinux, ArchiveOS and SoftMania are our only job and our only source of income. The two of us only live off your monthly support and a small amount of advertising revenue. We would not survive in Warsaw from advertising alone, so your support is very important to us. Inflation is crazy, at the moment it is ~7% in Poland, everything is getting more and more expensive 🙁 Our gluten-free diet and constantly growing bills (including electricity, internet) consume the most our money, because computers work non-stop, especially when we create the SparkyLinux ISO images, applications, etc., but you have proven more than once that you can be relied on because you are a best community in the world 🙂

After the new year, the amount of the minimum wage for work in Poland changes, so from January 2022 we will be trying to collect an amount of min. 3010 PLN / ~ 720 Euros / ~ 860 USD

We wholeheartedly thank you for your support, which is, as always, invaluable.
Thanks to people like you, we have the desire to create and continue to operate.

Visit the donation page to find out how to send a donation.

Stay healthy.
Aneta and Paweł

Sparky news 2021/11

The 11th monthly Sparky project and donate report of 2021:
– Linux kernel updated up to version 5.15.5 & 5.16-rc3
– Added to repos: unngoogled-chromium, Motrix download manager, Raven RSS Reader, SysMonTask
– Added to APTus: Microsoft Edge (can be installed via an APTus script)
– Added new desktop to APTus: Sugar
– Sparky 6.1 of the stable line released
– NsCDE desktop updated up to version 1.4 (amd64, i386, armhf & arm64)
– APTus got a new subcategory: Desktop Themes

New packages in ARM repos:
arm64: palemoon, vivaldi

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in December too, please.

Country
Supporter
Amount
World
Mitchel V.
$ 50
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Keith K.
$ 10
World
Adzka M.
$ 5
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 10
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 70
Poland
Władysław K.
PLN 20
World
Catherine M.
€ 20
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
World
Bjorn H.
€ 10
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
Poland
Adam M.
PLN 100
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
World
Aymeric L.
€ 10
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 37.37
USA
Albert A.
€ 25.55
World
Michael D.
€ 5.30
Poland
Maciej P.
PLN 22
USA
Ryan S.
€ 25
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
Poland
Łukasz S.
PLN 50
Poland
Robert M.
PLN 50
Sweden
Bjorn H.
€ 15
Poland
Uladzimir L.
PLN 50
Germany
Ralf A.
€ 15
Total:
59 %
€ 184.51
PLN 599.37
$ 80

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

Sparky 6.1

There is a next point release of Sparky 6 – 6.1 “Po Tolo” of the stable line ready to go. Sparky 6 is based on and fully compatible with Debian 11 “Bullseye”.

Changes:
– system upgraded from Debian & Sparky stable repos as of November 9, 2021
– Linux kernel 5.10.70 (PC)
– Linux kernel 5.10.63-v7+ (ARMHF)
– Firefox 78.14.0esr
– Thunderbird 78.14.0
– VLC 3.0.16
– LibreOffice 7.0.4
– LXQt 0.16.0
– Xfce 4.16
– Openbox 3.6.1-9
– KDE Plasma 5.20.5
– small improvements

System reinstallation is not required; if you have Sparky 6.x installed, make full system upgrade:

sparky-upgrade

or:

sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

or via the System Upgrade tool.

Sparky 6 is available in the following flavours:
– amd64: LXQt, KDE Plasma, Xfce, MinimalGUI (Openbox) & MinimalCLI (text mode)
– i686: LXQt, MinimalGUI (Openbox) & MinimalCLI (text mode)
– armhf: Openbox & CLI (text mode)

New live/install media of the stable line can be downloaded from the download/stable page.

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparky-6-1/

Motrix

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Motrix

What is Motrix?

Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, etc. Motrix has a clean and easy to use interface.

Features:
– joystick Simple and clear user interface
– unicorn Supports BitTorrent & Magnet
– ballot_box_with_check BitTorrent selective download
– satellite Update tracker list every day automatically
– electric_plug UPnP & NAT-PMP Port Mapping
– control_knobs Up to 10 concurrent download tasks
– rocket Supports 64 threads in a single task
– traffic_light Supports speed limit
– dark_sunglasses Mock User-Agent
– bell Download completed Notification
– computer Ready for Touch Bar (Mac only)
– robot Resident system tray for quick operation
– pager Tray speed meter displays real-time speed (Mac only)
– new_moon Dark mode
– wastebasket Delete related files when removing tasks (optional)
– earth_africa I18n, View supported languages.
– hammer_and_wrench More features in development

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install motrix

Motrix

License: MIT
Web: github.com/agalwood/Motrix

Sugar

A new desktop has been implemented to APTus AppCenter: Sugar

What is Sugar

Sugar is an activity-focused, free/libre open-source software learning platform for children. Collaboration, reflection, and discovery are integrated directly into the user interface. Through Sugar’s clarity of design, children and teachers have the opportunity to use computers on their own terms. Students can reshape, reinvent, and reapply both software and content into powerful learning activities. Sugar’s focus on sharing, criticism, and exploration is grounded in the culture of free software (FLOSS)

Installation (Sparky 6+7)
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo apt install sparky-desktop-sugar

or install Sugar via APTus AppCenter-> Desktops-> Sugar icon (recommended way).

Sugar on Sparky 6

Web: sugarlabs.org

Sparky news 2021/10

The 10th monthly Sparky project and donate report of 2021:
– Linux kernel updated up to version 5.14.15 & 5.15-rc7
– Added to repos: La Capitaine icon theme, Kotatogram Desktop
– Lumina desktop updated up to v1.6.1 on Sparky 6 & 7
– added Sway to Advanced Installer on Sparky 7
– Added two, new subcategories to AppCenter: Translators and Icons
– Sparky 2021.10 & Special Editions released
– enabled new arm64 repos for Sparky stable and testing
– Sparky 6.1 RC1 ARMHF for RaspbeeryPi released

Additional new packages in ARM repos:
– arm64: codium, min, zettlr, jgmenu, nscde-desktop, spterm, alacritty, alltray, bemenu, gomuks
– armhf: jgmenu, nscde-desktop, alacritty, bemenu, gomuks

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in November too, please.

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 70
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
World
Mitchel V.
$ 50
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Albert A.
€ 25.55
World
Blake M.
€ 30
World
Alois B.
€ 30
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
Poland
Aleksander G.
€ 9
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 40
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Geeks and Hackers
€ 5
Russia
Ермаков А.
€ 10
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
France
Aymeric L.
€ 10
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
United Kingdom
Ralf A.
€ 15
poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
United Kingdom
Simon F.
€ 10
World
Stefan B.
€ 30
World
Maria P.
€ 5
Poland
Sebastian K.
€ 15
Poland
Maciej P.
PLN 22
Germany
Barbara G.
€ 50
Poland
Grzegorz S.
PLN 50
Poland
Krzysztof K.
PLN 20
World
Paskal S.
€ 30
Italy
Zanotti R.
€ 30
Poland
Norbert M.
PLN 50
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
Poland
Jacek M.
PLN 40
Total:
78%
€ 351.21
PLN 482
$ 65

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

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