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Mirror in USA

There is a new repo mirror available for Sparkers, located in Chicago, USA.

Mirror US1 is provided by the https://fosshost.org – thanks a lot!
http://us1.repo.sparkylinux.org

If you would like to provide a mirror repo server in your location, send a message via contact form, please.

Requirements and settings: https://wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/mirrors

If you’d like, I can set your Sparky mirror for you.

Thanks go to Daniel for his help of some settings.

Mirrors in Germany

There are two, new repo mirrors available for Sparkers, both located in Germany.

Mirror DE1 is provided by JackGrumbler:
http://de1.repo.sparkylinux.org

Mirror DE2 is provided by MoroS:
http://de2.repo.sparkylinux.org

Thanks a lot both, JackGrumbler and MoroS.

If you would like to provide a mirror repo server in your location, send a message via contact form, please.

Requirements and settings: https://wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/mirrors

If you’d like, I can set your Sparky mirror for you.

Updates 2015/12/17

 

There are a few 3th party updates in our repository ready to go:
– Enlightenment 0.20.1 (0.20.99.20870)
– Master PDF Editor 3.5.16
– SpiderOakOne 6.1
– TeamViewer 11.0.53191
– TOR Browser 5.0.5

Upgrade your system as usually:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or via ‘Update Tool’ or ‘Synaptic’ as you wish.

 

Updates 2015/08/08

 

There a few updates of 3th party applications available in our repository:
– VeraCrypt 1.12 – an alternative of deprecated TrueCrypt
– Vuze 5.6.2.0 – a Java based download client
– Tint2 0.12.1 – the latest version of a nice tiny panel used in Sparky Openbox spin; compiled from the project’s git repos
– Variety 0.5.4 – an application which changes the wallpaper on a regular interval

 

Sparky news 11/2013

 

Next month came and brought some news of Sparky project.

MoroS was fighting with Sparky Installer on his machine with EFI motherboard.

Agust made a package called ‘e-module-engage’ for Enlightenment desktop and created new e17 theme for Sparky called ‘A-Cielo-Azul-Sparky’.

A-Cielo-Azul-Sparky

It can be downloaded from sourceforge or dropbox

Sparky-Center-LXDE and Sparky-Center-Openbox have been rebuilt and upgraded.
Some former parts of Sparky-Center have been packaged separately and can bee installed on different desktops than LXDE or Openbox with no Sparky-Center:
– sparky-autostart – lets you manage custom boot services which will be started with the system
– sparky-bootset – lets you manage system’s boot services
– sparky-conkeyset – allows you to change the console keyboard settings
– sparky-conky – lets you launch or stop Conky and edit its configuration file, it provides Sparky config file as well
– sparky-fontset – lets you to set the system-wide font settings
– sparky-keyboard – lets you configure keyboard leyout
– sparky-locales – lets you change the system language
– sparky-passwdchange – lets you change the system’ users passwords
– sparky-timedateset – lets you change time and date
– sparky-tuxcmd – meta packge will install Tux Commander application and provides tuxcmd menu entry as root
– sparky-users – lets you manage users, groups and passwords (sparky-passwdchange) of the system
– sparky-xdf – shows status of the disk usage, it’s a GUI front-end for ‘df’ command

Upgrade the system with the command:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Upgrading can make some problems, to fix it run:
apt-get install -f
Check is anything left for upgrading again:
apt-get dist-upgrade
Then clean the system:
apt-get autoremove

The default theme Sparky3 has been updated up to version 0.1.1 fixing some bugs of the previous version.

 

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