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Semplice 2.0.4 "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 2012-08-12.

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 3.2.23

This release contains the Linux Kernel 3.2.23, 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 21.0.1180.75

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 1.0.6

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 2.10.6

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 0.4.3

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

Changes from 2.0.2

Do not format swap partition by default

If a swap partition is selected on the last stage, it will not be formatted by default.
This can be controlled with the swap_noformat partdisks seed.

It's still possible formatting the swap partition with the built-in partitioner.

Installer fixes

Some fixes have been issued regarding the installer in general.

Removed cairo-compmgr

Cairo-compmgr has been removed from the standard distribution and it is not supported anymore.

Added lxappearance-obconf

lxappearance-obconf has been included into the standard distribution, thus making easier the change of the Openbox theme and window layout.

Get Semplice Linux 2.0.4

See the Download Page

semplice/develop/2.0/relnotes/2.0.4.txt · Last modified: 2012/08/13 09:53 by g7