Sparky 2022.10

New iso images of Sparky 2022.10 of the (semi-)rolling line are out.

Changes between Sparky 2022.07 and 2022.10:
– all packages updated from Debian and Sparky testing repos as of October 5, 2022
– Linux kernel 5.19.11 (6.0.0 & 5.15.72-LTS & 4.9.330-LTS49 in sparky unstable repos)
– GCC compiler v12 installed , GCC v11 removed from iso images
– added new ‘sparky7-theme’ with support of GTK2/3/4; it’s a package with a light and a dark theme to choose
– added a dark theme to ‘sparky5-lxqt-theme’ package so you can choose between Sparky light and dark themes now in LXQt desktop
– replaced Lightdm with SDDM session/login manager to all GTK based desktop iso images; the KDE and LXQt features SDDM as before; added a new SDDM theme ‘sddm-theme2-sparky’ to all live media; an older theme ‘sddm-theme-sparky’ is also installed; so all live media of the rolling line use SDDM now
– ‘sparky-upgrade’ can be launched as a short command now: ‘spu’ (SParkyUpgrade)
– LXQt 1.1.0
– Openbox 3.6.1
– KDE Plasma 5.25.5
– Xfce 4.16
– MATE 1.26.0
– Calamares 3.2.61
– Firefox 105.0.2
– Thunderbird 102.3.0
– VLC 3.0.17
– LibreOffice 7.4.1
– GRUB 2.06

– LXQt: nm-tray has a small issue, which calls xterm to edit network connection, but qterminal is installed as its dependency; so rebuilt nm-tray which installs and calls spterm now

No reinstallation is required if you have Sparky rolling installed, simply keep it up to date via the command:
or shorter:

New iso images of the rolling line can be downloaded from download/rolling page.

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  1. I really like the KDE desktop environment a whole lot. At first I used the semi rolling on an older 2015 lenovo thinkpad, but it bogged it down or would freeze up completely. So I used a lighter desktop environment on it, but after I installed it on a 2017 hp probook. it did weird stuff to like once after restarting the computer and entering my login information there was no wallpaper just black and the menu only had like 3 things listed and all one said was debian. any way, all I really wanted to say is you guys are wonderful. I’ve never used a better distro in almost a year .


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