SparkyLinux 3.6-dev3 LXQt


A new testing version of SparkyLinux 3.6-dev3 LXQt is out.

New iso image provides some bugs fixing and new features which make deep changes in the system. Most of them will be implemented to the next Sparky live/install images.
Please, test the live system, the installation process and the system installed on a hard drive as well.

Sparky 3.6-dev3 LXQt main keys:
– packages updated from Debian testing repository as of 2015/03/01
– LXQt 0.9
– two windows managers: Openbox (default) and Kwin
– fully system’s rebranding
– improved windows look of sparky and other applications which work with root privileges
– fixed issues with x-terminal-emulator used in sparky apps, on some desktops
– updated live-installer

If you find any problem – report it on SparkyLinux forums
If you’d like to rebrand your current Sparky installation – read the quick guide.
Testing iso images can be downloaded from the download/development page


SparkyLinux 3.6 LXQt


Sparky rebranding

Last week me and MoroS have been working on Sparky rebranding.
The job is done now so you can get all the changes on yours present Sparky installations.

What does the Sparky rebranding mean?
Sparky iso image installs the system based on Debian testing with Sparky tools, touch and some additional elements. But the system is detected as Debian so it can make misunderstanding for some users.

All the system’s key elements have been rebuilt/replaced with Sparky ones and added a few new packages to improve Sparky “touch”.

If you’d like to turn your existing Sparky installation (up to version 3.6) or Debian testing installation into rebranded Sparky, follow the steps:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -f

Then rebrand it:
apt-get install sparky-core
apt-get install -f

Then reboot:

SparkyLinux GRUB

To check it out, run:
lsb_release -a

If you find any problem, simply report it to our forums.

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