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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

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.

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

 

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