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Semplice 2.0.1 "emily" Release Notes

Introduction and warnings

Semplice is a cool, free, light, simple, fast and libre GNU/Linux distribution, based on Debian Sid, the “unstable” branch of the Debian project. Because of its instability, Semplice Linux is not ideal in production systems, and there is no guarantee that everything works, now or in the near future.

This build was compiled in 2012-01-19.

Known issues

(Live) non-free removal produces output

If using nonfree=false boot parameter (only in live), the non-free removal script displays output during the boot phase. This issue will not affect the Semplice Live usage.

Summary of the CD content

Semplice Live

The Semplice Live System is a Semplice installation that works from a CD. With Semplice Live, you can try Semplice without doing changes to your computer. The changes that you do in the Live System will be deleted at the system shutdown.

The Semplice Live System cointains:

Openbox 3.5.0

Openbox is the Window Manager used in Semplice. This, with other applications, make the default desktop of Semplice Linux.

Linux Kernel 3.2.1

This release contains the Linux Kernel 3.2.1, bringing the latest and greatest drivers and performance.

The 32bit version uses the debian 486 kernel, which does not support multiple cores and PAE (you can add support by switching kernel to the -686 one, just install the 'linux-2.6-686' package)

The 64bit version uses instead the debian amd64 kernel.

Chromium web browser 16.0.912.75

Chromium is the not-branded version of the famous Google Chrome Web Browser. It is based on the rendering engine WebKit.

Exaile and GNOME MPlayer 1.0.5

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, scrobbling, support for many portable media players, internet radio such as shoutcast, and tabbed playlists.

GNOME MPlayer: The power of MPlayer combined with a friendly interface for your desktop. You can play all your multimedia (audio, video, CD, DVDs, and VCDs, streams etc. with full DVD and MKV chapter support), organize, sort and create playlists, take screenshots while playing videos, be notified about media changes, retrieve cover art and more.

Abiword 2.9.2 and Gnumeric 1.10.17

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks. Gnumeric is a free spreadsheet similar to Microsoft® Excel.

Pidgin Internet Messenger 2.10.1

Pidgin is a graphical, modular Instant Messaging client capable of using AIM/ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, Jabber/XMPP, Napster, Zephyr, Gadu-Gadu, Bonjour, Groupwise, Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, QQ, Facebook and MySpaceIM all at once.

Guake Terminal 0.4.2

Guake is a GTK+ drop-down terminal. To invoke it, just press F12 - press F12 again to hide it.

Changes from 2.0.0

Fixed linstaller crash if swap is not available

Lowered required password characters

The installer will now not accept the password if it isn't composed by at least 4 letters. This behaviour can be changed via the :userhost:password_min_chars preseed (0 and 1 behaves the same)

Gstreamer MP3 codec

Semplice now ships the gstreamer MP3 codec, required to use Exaile with MP3 files.

Fixed xfce-power-manager segfault on certain systems

Fixed semplice-logout crash when icons doesn't exist.

Get Semplice Linux 2.0.1

See the Download Page

semplice/develop/2.0/relnotes/2.0.1.txt · Last modified: 2012/01/20 16:38 by g7