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Semplice 5.1 "High Hopes" 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 the 2013-10-18.

Known issues

Semplice developers drink too much


Web application viewer may display a gray window

The Web application viewer (oneslip) may display a gray window instead of the web site on low-powered machines or machines with not graphical acceleration.

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 3.5.2

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

Linux Kernel 3.10.11

This release contains the Linux Kernel 3.10.11.

Chromium web browser 29.0.1547.57

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 1.0.8

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 1.12.6

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.

Changes from Semplice 5

Bug fixes

Various bug have been fixed, expecially in the installer. The terminal is now dark, to fully display terminal applications with white bold text.

Get Semplice Linux 5.1

See the Download Page

semplice/develop/next/5/relnotes/5.1.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/19 14:10 by g7