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Sparky news 2020/08

The 8th monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Sparky 2020.08 of the rolling line released
• Sparky 2020.08 Special Editions released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.8.5 & 5.9-rc2
• added to repos: Warpinator, Gmail Desktop, Joplin, Gis Weather

There is an issue in the Advanced Installed which generates broken fstab in the latest rolling iso images, so all of them have to be updated. No problem if you installed Sparky using Calamares.

 

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

 

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