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Sparky news 2020/06

The 6th monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.7.6 & 5.8-rc3
• added to repos: Popcorn-Time, eDEX-UI, Visual Studio Code, VSCodium, Bitcoin-Qt, Litecoin-Qt
• Sparky 2020.06 of the rolling line released
• a point release of the stable line is on the way, stay tuned

 

Sparky news 2020/05

The 5th monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.6.15 & 5.7-rc7
• added to repos: Riot-desktop which replaces Riot-web, Xdman, RadioStation (a fork off Radiotray-Lite), Beaker Browser
• Sparky 2020.05 of the rolling line released
• Sparky 2020.05 Special Editions released
• new app: ‘spterm’ (Sparky Terminal) – a very simple terminal emulator (a fork of k3rmit) which will be used by Sparky tools
• new desktop: Openbox Noir – a variant of the Openbox, which provides dark and modern looks and feel of a lightweight desktop; by lami07

Sparky news 2020/04

The 4th monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.6.8 & 5.7-rc3
• added to our repos: Picom, Sparky-Picom, Delta Chat Desktop, jgmenu, Waterfox current
• changed ‘obmenu’ to ‘jgmenu’ at Sparky Openbox edition of the rolling line
• Sparky stable 5.11 released
• Sparky 2020.04~dev0 with experimental support of installation on machines with Secure Boot released
• lami07 works hard on a modern version of Openbox edition called “Noir”, which will be available to install via APTus and Minimal iso, stay tuned
• ‘sparky-su’ has gotten an option to check given password

 

Sparky news 2020/03

The 3rd monthly #stayhome report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.6.0
• ChourS2008 translated a few Sparky wiki pages to Russian, thanks a lot
• Nemoman keep translating Sparky wiki pages to Hungarian, thanks a lot
• I keep translating wiki pages to Polish as well
• Sparky 2020.03 & 2020.03.1 of the rolling line released
• Sparky 4.12 of the oldstable line released
• added to our repos: ClipGrab, CudaText
• Sparky repos changed to the named: oldstable-> tyche; stable-> nibiru; testing-> potolo; the old ones work as before alongside to the new ones; see also: sparkylinux.org/sparky-named-repos/
• added Chines (zh_CN) fonts and other stuff to be installed via APTus-> System-> Install Locales tool (v0.4.27)

In this difficult days I only wanna say: #stayhome my friends.

Sparky news 2020/02

The 2nd monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• migration to a new, bigger vps done; make sure to install a new public key of Sparky repository -> https://sparkylinux.org/migration-to-a-new-vps/
• Sparky 5.10.1 of the stable line released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.5.7 & 5.6-rc3
• added to our repos: Android Messages Desktop, MystiQ Video Converter
• Nemomen keep translating Sparky Wiki pages to Hungarian, thanks a lot
• Sparky 2020.02 and 2020.02.1 of the rolling line released
• Sparky Special Editions 2020.02 GameOver, Multimedia & Rescue released

Sparky news 2019/12

The 12th monthly report of 2019 of the Sparky project:

• Al joined our community and started improving Sparky (English) Wiki pages, thank’s a lot!
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.4.7 & 5.5-rc4
• new iso images of Sparky 2019.12 released
• a community driven portable edition of Sparky Bonsai by jidan released
• restarted developing the APTus AppCenter, help needed with JavaScripts

Happy new 2020 year Sparkers!

 

Sparky news 2019/10

The 10th monthly report of 2019 of the Sparky project:

• Sparky 5.9 based on Debian stable “Buster” released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.3.8 & 5.4-rc5
• Perl updated to 5.30 in Debian testing repos, so libgtk2-perl has been removed and -> obmenu-generator as well, from the Openbox edition (rolling/testing line only)
• sparky-obmenu installs and automatically configures obmenu for Openbox users, instead of obmenu-generator
• and the Rescue edition’s menu has been reconfigured as well
• Sparky rolling 2019.11 is on the way, stay tuned

 

Sparky news 2019/09

The 9th monthly report of 2019 of the Sparky project:

• Sparky 2019.09 (semi-)rolling based on Debian testing “Bullseye” released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.3.1 & 5.2.17
• added to repos: Riot, Anydesk
• build Bauh, a nice GUI tool which lets you install Flatpack and Snap packages, but it needs newer deps than can be installed from Debian testing/Sid repos in this moment; have to wait
• Sparky project page and Sparky forums got new skins; no big changes about the colors but they are much more mobile devices friendly now
• Nemomen finished translating Sparky tools to Hungarian; thank’s a lot!
• Sparky forums have been moved to a subdomain: https://forum.sparkylinux.org

 

Sparky news 2019/08

The 8th monthly report of 2019 of the Sparky project:

• Sparky 2019.08 (semi-)rolling based on Debian testing “Bullseye” released
• Chours translate Wiki pages to Russian, so I do that to Polish as well; let me know if you would like to translate Sparky Wiki to your language
• Sparky 2019.08 Special Editions released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.2.11 & 5.3-rc6
• Nemomen started translating Sparky tools to Hungarian
• added to repos: FreeOffice office suite

 

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.

 

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