The first public beta release of the new Wolvix live CD, Media edition, is out: "The first public development release (beta2) of Wolvix Media Edition is finished. Notes: the cheatcodes now respond to wolvix " Read the rest of the release announcement for further details about what needs testing. Download via BitTorrent: Wolvix_Media_Edition-1.0.4beta2.iso (446MB).
Wolvix is a desktop-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It features the Xfce desktop environment and a comprehensive selection of development, graphics, multimedia, network and office applications. It's mainly targeted at home users and strives to provide a balance between everyday computing tasks, creativity, work and enjoyment.
Kenneth Granerud has announced a new development release of Wolvix GNU/Linux 2.0.0, a Slackware-based desktop distribution and live CD: "It's time for another beta release, Wolvix 2.0.0 beta2 is now ready for download. The changes are mostly minor, but we've managed to weed out a few annoying bugs and quite a few packages have been updated and a few new applications have been added. Some of the changes from beta 1 include: dual menu entries for some applications have been fixed; the bottom panel has been cleaned up, the pager has been removed and the number of launchers has been reduced; SLiM (login manager) has been patched, so it should start faster now; an old bug in the WCP which didn't allow for files to be executed on a dedicated home partition has been fixed; the USB installer should be working properly now." For further information please consult the release announcement. Download: wolvix-2.0.0-beta2.iso (665MB, MD5).
Kenneth Granerud has announced the availability of the first beta release of Wolvix GNU/Linux 2.0.0, a user-friendly Slackware-based distribution and live CD: "I'm happy to announce that the first beta release of Wolvix GNU/Linux 2.0.0 is ready for download. Wolvix 2.0.0 is based on Slackware Linux 12.2 and Linux-Live 6.2.9. It features Linux kernel 18.104.22.168, Xfce 4.6.0 and a lot of up-to-date software: Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird 22.214.171.124, GIMP 2.6.5, Pidgin 2.5.5. New in 2.0.0 is that nothing has been stripped out (translations, headers and documents) and that everything you need to compile from source has been included. This makes the ISO image larger than previous releases and it will no longer fit on a 512 MB USB flash drive. Another change is that there are no 'Hunter' and 'Cub' editions, just one release." Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. Download: wolvix-2.0.0-beta1.iso (643MB, MD5, torrent).
Kenneth Granerud has announced the final release of Wolvix 1.1.0, a Slackware-based live CD featuring the Xfce desktop: "I'm pleased to announce the final release of Wolvix Cub and Wolvix Hunter version 1.1.0. This release marks a turning point in the Wolvix development as it's not longer a SLAX remaster, but now based on the stable Slackware releases and the Linux-Live scripts. New features in Wolvix 1.1.0 are: LZMA compressed modules, SMP support, NTFS write support, auto mounting through HAL, Xfce 4.4.1, and as always a full range of applications for office, graphics, multimedia and development use. Though this release is based on Slackware 11.0 it comes with the 126.96.36.199 kernel and many other package upgrades." Read the rest of the release announcement. Download: wolvix-cub-1.1.0.iso (241MB, MD5); wolvix-hunter-1.1.0.iso (483MB, MD5); also available via BitTorrent.
Kenneth Granerud has announced the second release candidate of Wolvix 1.1.0 Cub and Hunter: "This release should be pretty stable and solid, but I want to give it one more round of testing before I call it final. All reported bugs from RC1 have been addressed, such as the problem with booting from USB flash drives. GTK+2 has been upgraded to version 2.10.13 to get rid of the annoying 'flicker bug' in Fluxbox. The NTFS problem I introduced when trying to solve the USB boot issue, has also been corrected. There are some minor changes in the packages selection..." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information including screenshots and package lists. Download: wolvix-cub-1.1.0-RC2.iso (240MB, MD5), wolvix-hunter-1.1.0-RC2.iso (482MB, MD5).
Kenneth Granerud has announced the first release candidate of Wolvix 1.1.0: "The first release candidate of Wolvix 1.1.0 is ready for download. There has been a change of plans regarding the various Wolvix editions. In order to reduce the workload and to be able to release in a timely fashion I've decided to only create Cub and Hunter editions, so there will be no Desktop or Media editions like previously announced. Wolvix Hunter comes with a good deal of both Office and Multimedia apps though, such as OpenOffice.org, GNUCash, VLC, dvd::rip and more. The Wolvix repository contains additional applications and games which are not included on the ISO files." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and screenshots. Download: wolvix-cub-1.1.0-RC1.iso (241MB, MD5), wolvix-hunter-1.1.0-RC1.iso (482MB, MD5).
The first beta build of the Wolvix live CD has been released for testing: "The beta version of Wolvix 1.1.0 'Cub' and 'Desktop' editions are finally ready. This release holds a lot of changes over the alphas. We have moved over to the latest version of the Linux-Live scripts (6.0.7) and the kernel has been updated to version 188.8.131.52. The new scripts features support for LZMA compressed modules, which reduce the size of the modules drastically, so there are a lot more packages included in the beta. Cub is almost as feature rich as the 1.0.5 'Hunter' edition. It now features Gnumeric, Kino, OGMRip and other new applications not found in the alpha. The 'Desktop' edition features everything found in 'Cub' plus lots of additional applications." Read the full release announcement for further details. Download: wolvix-desktop_edition-1.1.0beta.iso (480MB, MD5), wolvix-cub-1.1.0beta.iso (237MB, MD5).
A second alpha build of Wolvix 1.1.0 "Cub" edition has been released: "The second alpha release of Wolvix Cub 1.1.0 is ready. The most notable change in this release from the first alpha is the addition of SLiM - Simple Login Manager, which is started by default unless you use the new 'noslim' cheat code. Some bugs has been fixed, such as the PS/2 mouse bug and HAL should be working a lot better now. Some bugs in the Wolvix Control Panel have also been fixed, all installers should work now. We are still at Linux-Live scripts 5.5.0 and the 184.108.40.206 kernel, since the new 6.0.x live scripts are still undergoing a lot of development and testing. While I'm waiting for the new live scripts to stabilize, I'll start building an alpha of Desktop Edition and focus on the package repository." More details in the release announcement. Download via BitTorrent: wolvix-cub-1.1.0-alpha2.iso (241MB).
Kenneth Granerud has announced a brand new release of Wolvix, a desktop-oriented live CD based on Slackware Linux: "After nearly five months of development, Wolvix 1.0.5 is finally ready for release. Wolvix 1.0.5 comes in two editions: 'Wolvix Cub' and 'Wolvix Hunter'. Cub is a small edition of Wolvix; it's designed to fit on 256MB USB Flash drives and to serve as a base for building your own custom Wolvix distribution. Hunter is the large 'standard' edition of Wolvix; it's designed to fit on 512MB USB Flash drives and use Wolvix Cub as its base. It includes more applications, a lot of games, and larger packages like Samba, Java and libraries for printer support. New in the Wolvix 1.0.5 series is the Wolvix Control Panel (WCP) which is a suite of administration utilities." Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. Download: wolvix-cub-1.0.5.iso (241MB, MD5), wolvix-hunter-1.0.5.iso (483MB, MD5).
Wolvix is a SLAX-based live CD designed for a range of common desktop configurations. The development of the upcoming version 1.0.5 has started with the small "Cub" edition: "Wolvix Cub is a smaller version of Wolvix, designed to fit on 256MB USB removable media and it will serve as the base for the larger 'standard' 512MB Wolvix edition. Wolvix Cub comes with both Fluxbox and XFce, and includes a carefully selected group of development, graphics, multimedia and desktop applications. This release also features the Wolvix Control Panel (WCP) developed by Oithona." Read the full release announcement for further details. Download: wolvix-cub-1.0.5-beta.iso (243MB, MD5).
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