Semplice 6 released!

24 January 2014 - 0 Comments

ITALY - It's our pleasure to announce the release of Semplice 6, codenamed "Stairway to Heaven".

This release brings many important performance-related changes, such as systemd as the default init system, a new desktop-optimized kernel and compressed memory. Also, we have rewritten our menu builder, alan. With this release, the central part of the system, the menu, is faster than ever.

Other noteworthy changes are the support to window snapping and an easy to use tool to add launchers to the panel.

As always, you can learn more by reading the change log.

The codename

You may notice that the codename of this release doesn't come from a Pink Floyd work. We selected a Led Zeppelin codename this time to say happy birthday to our team member Luca, which just today is eighteen years old! (Lucky you, but I will come at that later this year! :P)

So, happy birthday Luca!

The future

We are really proud of this release, and we believe many of you will enjoy the (even more) speed of the distribution. But, of course, we need to look at our future too. We have great things in mind, and we hope we'll be able to show them in Semplice 7.

In the meantime, enjoy the fastest Semplice yet.

Keep rockin'! On behalf of the entire Semplice Team (Eugenio, Giuseppe and Luca), Eugenio "g7" Paolantonio

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