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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.

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 2019/11

The 11th monthly report of the 2019 of the Sparky project:

• waterfox package changed its name to waterfox-classic-kpe
• Sparky 2019.11 Special Editions: GameOver, Multimedia & Rescue released
• Sparky 2019.11.1 MinimalGUI released to fix: GNOME Shell and KDE Plasma fresh installation; and removing some packages from live
• added new locales to Sparky tools: Greek provided by jidan; and updated Italian and Japanese locales as well; thank’s a lot for translations
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.4.1 & 5.3.14
• CDE desktop updated up to 2.3.1 (stable & testing lines)
• added to repos: Videomass

 

October 2019 donation report

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

The last October donations brought ~75% what we asked for, so there is PLN 500/€ 125/$ 135 about missing to cover the VPS bill. As every month we also need PLN 500/€ 125/$ 135 to cover our other bills, Sparky and Linux related project, so consider to send extra tip this month to let us keep our services and work running, please.

I really hope we can do it with the best community in the World as you are!

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
USA
Ryans Products LLC
€ 25
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
Poland
Władysław K.
PLN 20
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
Kevin C.
$ 2
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 40
Netherlands
Michel K.
€ 10
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 10
France
Aymeric L.
€ 35
Poland
Sebastian K.
PLN 50
World
Reudi L.
€ 10
Poland
Andrzej K.
PLN 50
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
USA
Daniel S.
€ 10
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
World
Agostino M.
€ 30
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 2.5
Poland
Marek M.
PLN 10
World
Massimo F.
€ 50
Poland
Paweł G.
PLN 50
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
World
Francisco G.
€ 10
Germany
Stefen Z.
€ 10
Germany
William S.
€ 50
Total:
€ 276.16
PLN 340
$ 12

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

 

Payment day coming (2019)

Donate Like every year Sparky needs YOUR help now!

As you know, SparkyLinux is a non-profit project so it does not earn money.
And probably some of you know that we have to pay bills for hosting server (vps), domains, the power (electricity), broadband (internet connection), etc., etc., from our personal, home budget.

The time for paying for our server coming quickly again so help us sending donation now!

This year we need a little more than last year: 1500 PLN for a newer and faster VPS which has to be paid until November 9, 2019. Due to often overloading the present one, it has to be replaced with a newer and a little faster one. I already made some improvements to make it working faster, but a new one is required anyway. There is also a new skin at the project and forums pages to make them much mobile friendly.

And as every month, we also need 500 PLN for other bills to cover most of our needs.

So all together, this month, we need your donations for about 2000 PLN / ~500 Euros / ~540 USD), please.

We also asked for donations our community at Linuxiarze.pl and ArchiveOS.org as well. Our virtual server hosts a few web pages, all IT / Open Source / Linux related: SparkyLinux.org, Linuxiarze.pl, ArchiveOS.org and SoftMania.org.

So please donate now to keep Sparky alive, any donation will be very helpful.

You are the best community in the Universe so I really believe we CAN do it!

Visit the donation page to find how to send out money.
Aneta & Paweł

 

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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