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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

April 2020 donation report

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects, specially in this difficult days. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in May too, please 🙂

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
John C.
$ 5
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Carlos F.
$ 10
Poland
Robert C.
PLN 50
Poland
Władysław K.
PLN 20
Germany
Torsten E.
€ 30
Denmark
Niels S.
€ 10
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 5
Spain
Maria P.
€ 12
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
USA
Ryans Products LLC
€ 25
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
Poland
Robert M.
€ 15
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
Poland
Marek M.
PLN 20
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 100
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Piotr M.
€ 32
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej K.
PLN 50
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
Poland
Sławomir P.
PLN 50
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 1
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
France
Yannick C.
€ 32
Total:
€ 294.66
PLN 326
$ 40

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.

February 2020 donation report

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects!
Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in March too, please 🙂

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
World
Christian H.
€ 20
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 5
France
Jacky M.
€ 15
World
Ruedi L.
€ 10
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
Germany
Daniel W.
€ 30
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 25
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
World
Agostino M.
€ 30
World
Charles S.
€ 50
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 5
Poland
Marek M.
PLN 10
Germany
Jork S.
€ 5
Germany
Jürgen V.
€ 10
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
Poland
Jerzy R.
PLN 50
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 50
Total:
€ 193.66
PLN 265
$ 10

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 2020/01

The 1st monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• added to repos: ElectronPlayer, Stremio
• added a new script to Sparky APTus Upgrade which lets you upgrade your OS in text mode via one command: sparky-upgrade
• added Sparky configuration of Draco desktop to Sparky APTus-> Desktop mode; thanks to lami07
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.5.0
• new live/install media of Sparky 5.10 of the stable line released
• the old repo address: sparkylinux.org/repo/ is no available any more; use repo.sparkylinux.org instead
• Sparky Wiki has been moved to a subdomain: wiki.sparkylinux.org
• Nemomen translate Sparky Wiki pages to Hungarian, thanks a lot
• migration to a new vps is on the way, stay tuned.

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