Sparky news 2019/07

The 7th monthly report of 2019 of the Sparky project:
• ChourS finished translating all Sparky tools to Russian; thank’s a lot!
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.1.21 EOL & 5.2.5 & 5.3-rc2
• Sparky 4 “Tyche” transferred to ‘oldstable’ line
• Sparky 5 “Nibiru” transferred to ‘stable’ line
• the last live/install media of the 4 line (oldstable) – 4.11 released; Sparky 4 will be supported next 2 years about
• the first live/install media of the new stable 5 line – 5.8 released
• updated all Sparky rebranding packages of the next rolling line; you should get it as a regular update already
• new rolling iso images are on the way, stay tuned

A few years ago, Sparky was releasing as a Rolling edition only, with no additional changes at its repositories required; it used just Debian & Sparky ‘testing’ repos.

After added Sparky ‘stable’ line, the rolling/testing edition automatically becomes ‘stable’ when ready, so there is manual installation of ‘testing’ repos back required now. With this fact, make sure, Sparky Rolling is a Semi-Rolling edition now.


July 2018 donation report

Many thanks to all of you for supporting Sparky!
Your donations help keeping Sparky alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in August too 🙂

Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Emil N.
PLN 30
Ivan P.
€ 7
Ruedi L.
€ 10
Brian P.
€ 5
Mark B.
€ 25
Gernot P.
$ 5
Jacek G.
PLN 40
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Jorg S.
€ 2,5
Detlef B.
€ 10
Leszel L.
PLN 50
Sebastian M.
PLN 40
Wojciech H.
Piotr N.
PLN 10
PLN 241
€ 59,5
$ 5


Sparky news 2018/07

The 7th monthly report of 2018 of Sparky project:

• added to repos: DEBiTool, Timeshift, Etcher
• Sparky’s Linux kernel updated up to version 4.17.11 & 4.18-rc7
• improved Advanced Installed (a part of Sparky Backup Core) adding support of btrfs and xfs file systems; many thank’s for testing btrfs configuration for lami07
• keep adding Indonesian locale to all Sparky tools, thank’s to ‘les kompie’
• keep updating Brazilian locale of Sparky tools, thank’s to Elton
• development images of Sparky 5.5 dev20180726 been released, please test and report whatever you find
• Jade desktop updated up to 0.6.5
• CDE desktop updated up to 2.3.0


Sparky news 2017/07/30


The July was very busy month for me and almost gone, so it’s time to drop a few lines.

What’s new?
– Sparky 4.6.1 STB with small changes has been released
– Sparky 5.0 “Nibiru” based on Debian testing “Buster” has been released
– added new packages to the repos: antimicro & lutris
– Sparky’s Linux kernel updated up to the latest version 4.12.4

New iso images of Sparky 5.0 special edition (GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue) based on Debian testing “Buster” are on the way; stay tuned.

There is a nice review of “SparkyLinux 5: Great All-Purpose Distro for Confident Linux Users” by Jack M. Germain