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Lumina Desktop moved to Sparky repos

Lumina Desktop has been moved to Sparky repos.

The latest version of Lumina Desktop 1.1.0 patch1 is available straight from Sparky repos.
I decided to build it myself and put it to our repos.
The Lumina Desktop is available as a single package, with a full source code as well.

Upgrade should be done via a terminal emulator, due to removing some older Lumina related packages:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lumina-desktop

If any problem, remove all old Lumina related packages, before installing Sparky’s deb packages.

A fresh installation on an existing Sparky/Debian host can be made in any way (APT, Synaptic, APTus, Sparky MinimalGUI/CLI iso image).

‘sparky-backup-desktop’ and ‘sparky-desktop’ packages have been upgraded to provide right installation from Sparky repos instead of a 3rd party repos as it was doing before.

lumina Desktop

 

Sparky 4.x MinimalISO installations screenshots

awesome
awesome
bspwm
bspwm
Budgie
Budgie Desktop
Common Desktop Environment
CDE
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Deepin
Deepin
Enlightenment
Enlightenment
Fluxbox
Fluxbox
GNOME Flashback
GNOME Flashback
GNOME Shell
GNOME Shell
i3
i3
IceWM
IceWM
JWM
JWM
KDE Plasma 5
KDE Plasma 5
Lumina
Lumina
LXDE
LXDE
LXQt
LXQt
Pantheon
Pantheon
MATE
MATE
Openbox
Openbox<
PekWM
PekWM
Trinity
Trinity (TDE)
Window Maker
Window Maker

 
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3 more desktops

 

Keep working with the minimal installation tool, I have added 3 more desktops to the 6 existing ones:
– Fluxbox
– MATE
– Xfce

So the ‘Sparky Advanced Installer’ lets you install 9 desktops now: Budgie, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, JWM, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox & Xfce with a very small set of applications.

There is no a new iso image, so if you’d like to test the new added desktops, simply use the existing Sparky 4.3-dev1 iso images: download/development/

Install the latest version of the ‘sparky-backup-core’ tool (version 20160225 or above), in the live system:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-backup-core

Then run the Sparky Advenced Installer normally and test new desktops.

Sparky + Fluxbox

 

SparkyLinux 2.1 rc Ultra Edition

 

New year and new challenges.
One of them I just realized 🙂
SparkyLinux 2.1 rc “Eris” Ultra Edition has been released.
It’s well known SparkyLinux 2.0 “Eris” but with new, ultra lightweight two desktops: Fluxbox and Openbox.
SparkyLinux e17/LXDE is light for sure, but the “Ultra” Edition is even lighter.

All SparkyLinux releases 2.x code name “Eris” have been built on Debian testing branch “Wheezy” packages. SparkyLinux 2.1 rc “Eris” Ultra has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories of 08/01/2013.

The System is equipped with a similar set of programs as the main edition (e17/LXDE) and is designed for older computers.

A few applications I changed to the lighter ones, which will affect the operation of the system, such as:
– LibreOffice -> Abiword & Gnumeric
– Icedove -> Claws-mail
– Iceweasel -> Chromium
– Evince -> Xpdf
– Lxterminal -> Xterm
– Brasero -> Xfburn

Both desktops have been “slightly” modified.
Fluxbox has gotten only a small facelift – I wanted to keep its minimal consumption of power.
Openbox (recently my favorite) has been “much more customized”, while maintaining a good balance between functionality and lightness. I’ve added some interesting scripts to the menu, so working on Openbox should be easy like on “bigger” desktops.

I have made a few own tests with Sparky “Ultra” on virtual machine, hard drive and DVD Live mode.
SparkyLinux Ultra Edition uses approximately:
– CPU 150-200 Mhz
– RAM 70 MB

Minimum hardware requirements for “Ultra Edition” is:
– CPU i386
– RAM memory 256 MB
– SWAP partition 512 MB
– DVD drive or USB Flash Disk
– for hard drive installation 5GB of disk space (minimum) – 10GB recommended

To change between Live system desktops, logout and login back:
user: live
password: live
Root password is blank.
If you have to work as superuser, use “sudo” (with no password):
sudo app-name

or
sudo su

To install SparkyLinux on hard drive, run “SparkyLinux hard drive installer” icon (with GUI) placed at “home” directory. To run text mode installer, type:
sudo sparkylinux-installer

Test SparkyLinux and report any bug please.

If you downloading via BitTorrent, please seed – I have limited access to the network.

ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from our download page.

SparkyLinux 2.1 Fluxbox     SparkyLinux 2.1 Openbox

 

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim -> https://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-2-1-rc-ultra-edition/

 

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