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Semplice 4 "Atom Heart Mother" 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 2013-04-27.

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 does not affect the Semplice Live usage.

Persistent option disabled

Due to the current live-boot situation, it is not possible to create persistent USB keys. Therefore, the persistent option has been disabled on the installer.

echo, the linstaller module which handles the persistent USB key creation it's still shipped by default on the live distribution.

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 3.2.41

This release contains the Linux Kernel 3.2.41.

Chromium web browser 26.0.1410.43

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

Exaile 3.3.1 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 1.12.1

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 2.10.7

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 3.0.0

New artwork

We added new artwork consisting of a new wallpaper, a new default theme, a Dark variant of it and the Faenza icon set.

New volume control and mixer

volumeicon has now replaced volti as the default volume control tray application. Along with this change, a new GTK+3 mixer, cymbaline, replaced volti-mixer as the default mixer for Semplice.

Visual effects

compton is now shipping by default with a nice GTK+3 configuration application, paranoid.

Features selection

bricks is a new tool that permits to easily remove some resource-intensive applications (such as Bluetooth and Printing support) that in some systems are useless.

Writing on unclean partitions support in linstaller

Our installation program, linstaller now supports writing on unclean partitions. Please see the “Mount during the installation phase” checkbox on the Edit Partition window.

Other changes

  • With this release, Semplice switches to a full rolling-release model. Every “release” shares the same archives, “unstable” and “changes-unstable” (used to store changes from the stock Debian sid).
  • Semplice 4 ships the GTK+ libraries version 3.6 (Debian Sid is still at 3.4).
  • Semplice 4 ships pcmanfm version 1.1.0 (Debian Sid is still at 0.9.10).
  • ClipIt replaces Parcellite as the default clipboard manager.
  • The meta packages are now prefixed with meta- instead of the scary system-.
  • All of our work is now easily available at GitHub.

Get Semplice Linux 4

See the Download Page

semplice/develop/next/4/relnotes/4.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/26 23:02 by g7