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

 

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: 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 download page

 

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

 

SparkyLinux 3.4.1

 

SparkyLinux 3.4.1 LXDE, e18, Razor-Qt, MATE, Xfce, Base (Openbox) and GameOver x86_64 is ready to go.

The new updated iso images of SparkyLinux 3.4.1 providing a bug fixing detected in 64 bit iso images only. The bug did not let to run the Live system from USB disk on machines features UEFI motherboard.
It didn’t let to test and install the system.

The bug does not make any change or a problem on machines feature BIOS or on virtual machines.

The error has been removed thanks to quick reaction and cooperation between Wayne – our community member, MoroS and me (pavroo) – thank’s a lot.

You don’t have to reinstall your system if you have SparkyLinux installed on a hard/USB/virtual drive. Simply make full system upgrade and keep it up to date.
New iso images can be used to make fresh Sparky installation.

Remember that the ‘old’ installer is still available in the live system and it’s recommended for ‘old’ machines. You can launch in text mode, by the command:
sudo sparkylinux-installer
or in graphical mode:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
New iso images of SparkyLinux you can grab from our download page

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-4-1

 

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SparkyLinux 3.4 LXDE, e18 & Razor-Qt is out

 

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: 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:
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: 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

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 🙂

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SparkyLinux LXDE     SparkyLinux e18

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

 

How to: Upgrade Sparky E17 to E18

 

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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