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2019-10-18 NEWDistribution Release: Kubuntu 19.10
The Kubuntu team has announced the availability of Kubuntu 19.10. The new version offers nine months of security updates and ships with KDE Plasma 5.16 (Plasma 5.17 can be installed from the distribution's Backports repository). the project's release announcement lists the new updates and features: "Codenamed Eoan Ermine, Kubuntu 19.10 integrates the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 5.3-based kernel, Qt 5.12.4, KDE Frameworks 5.62.0, Plasma 5.16.5 and KDE Applications 19.04.3. Firefox 69 is the default browser and LibreOffice 6.3 is provided by default in the full installation, along with updates and bugfixes to latte-dock, Elisa 0.4.2, Kdenlive, Yakuake, Krita, Kdevelop and Ktorrent." NVIDIA drivers are now available on the install media, ensuring they will be available when installing Kubuntu off-line. The release notes offer further details. Download: kubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64.iso (2,195MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2019-10-18 NEWDistribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 19.10
Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 19.10. The new version provides nine months of support and addresses a number of minor desktop bugs. "Upstream MATE Desktop recently released 1.22.2. All the updates are present in Ubuntu MATE 19.10 plus I've cherry picked a good deal of fixes from MATE Desktop development snapshots. In total, 67 additional patches have been applied to the MATE desktop packages in Ubuntu MATE 19.10 to fine tune this release prior to launch day. Included in those patches are fixes for locking the screen on resume from suspend, adding a Media Information extension to the file manager, performance improvements for the window manager and cycling external displays using Super + p. All this work has also been submitted to Debian. Since the final beta we worked on the following: added experimental ZFS install option; fixed rendering window controls on HiDPI displays; fixed irregular icon sizes in MATE Control Center and made them render nicely on HiDPI displays; fixed Caja extensions not loading." In addition, Thunderbird has been replaced by Evolution as the default e-mail client and GNOME MPV has replaced VLC. Both of the replaced applications are still available in the distribution's repositories. Further details can be found in the release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntu-mate-19.10-desktop-amd64.iso (2,155MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2019-10-17 NEWDistribution Release: Xubuntu 19.10
Xubuntu is a community edition of Ubuntu featuring the Xfce desktop. The project's new version, Xubuntu 19.10, features the Xfce 4.14 desktop which migrates from using GTK2 to GTK3. The distribution also features a new screensaver package. "Xubuntu 19.10 features Xfce 4.14, released in August 2019 after nearly 4.5 years of development. Backed by GTK 3 and other modern technologies, Xfce 4.14 includes many new features, improved HiDPI support, and the same great performance for which Xfce is known. Xfce Screensaver replaces Light Locker for screen locking. The new screensaver is built on years of development from the GNOME and MATE Screensaver projects and is tightly integrated with Xfce. It also features significantly improved support for Laptops. We've added two new keyboard shortcuts to make transitioning from other desktop environments and operating systems easier. Super + D will show your desktop, while Super + L will now lock your screen." The release announcement and release notes offer further details. Download: xubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,571MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2019-10-17 NEWDistribution Release: UbuntuStudio 19.10
Ubuntu Studio is a variant of Ubuntu aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional. The distribution provides a collection of open-source applications available for multimedia creation. The project's latest release, Ubuntu Studio 19.10, includes OBS Studio, Ray Session, and an improved version of Ubuntu Studio Controls. "Ubuntu Studio Controls version 1.11.3 is included in this release, and provides numerous improvements: Now includes an indicator to show whether or not Jack is running. Added Jack backend selections: Firewire, ALSA, or Dummy (used for testing configurations). Added multiple PulseAudio bridges. Added convenient buttons for starting other configuration tools. Other changes: Ufraw has been removed from the repositories as development ceased in 2015, and it is incompatible with the current version of GIMP. For those affected, we suggest you find a new workflow for working with RAW images. Applications we suggest include RawTherapee and DarkTable." Additional information can be found in the release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntustudio-19.10-dvd-amd64.iso (3,270MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2019-10-17 NEWDistribution Release: Ubuntu 19.10
The Ubuntu team have announced the release of Ubuntu 19.10. The new version features the GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, kernel 5.3 with new video card and single board computer hardware support, and new security options enabled in the package builds. "Ubuntu 19.10 is based on the Linux release series 5.3. It adds a variety of new hardware support since the 5.0 kernel from 19.04, including support for AMD Navi GPUs, new ARM SoCs, ARM Komeda display, and Intel Speed Select on Xeon servers. Significant developer-facing features include pidfd support for avoiding races cause by PID reuse, a new mount API, and the io_uring interface for asynchronous I/O. To help improve boot speed the default kernel compression algorithm was changed to lz4 on most architectures, and the default initramfs compression algorithm was changed to lz4 on all architectures. Ubuntu 19.10 comes with refreshed state-of-the-art toolchain including new upstream releases of glibc 2.30, OpenJDK 11, rustc 1.37, GCC 9.2, updated Python 3.7.5, Python 3.8.0 (interpreter only), Ruby 2.5.5, PHP 7.3.8, Perl 5.28.1, golang 1.12.10. There are new improvements on the cross-compilers front as well with POWER and AArch64 toolchain enabled to cross-compile for ARM, PPC64 LE, S390X and RISCV64 targets. Ubuntu 19.10 comes with additional default hardening options enabled in GCC, including support for both stack clash protection and control-flow integrity protection. All packages in main have been rebuilt to take advantage of this, with a few exceptions." Support for installing on 32-bit (x86) processors has been dropped for this release. Further details can be found in the release notes. Download (pkglist): ubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64.iso (2,349MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), ubuntu-19.10-live-server-amd64.iso (843MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).
2019-10-17 NEWBSD Release: OpenBSD 6.6
OpenBSD is an operating system developer with efforts that emphasize portability, standardisation, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project's latest release, OpenBSD 6.6, furthers the migration from using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) to the Clang compiler on supported architectures. It also improves memory handling on machines with one terabyte of memory or greater. A full of list changes can be found in the project's release announcement. "This is a partial list of new features and systems included in OpenBSD 6.6. For a comprehensive list, see the changelog leading to 6.6. General improvements and bug fixes: Fixed support for amd64 machines with greater than 1023GB physical memory. drm(4) updates. The octeon platform is now using clang(1) as the base system compiler. The powerpc architecture is now provided with clang(1), in addition to aarch64, amd64, armv7, i386, mips64el, sparc64. Disabled GCC in base on armv7 and i386. Prevented dhclient(8) from repeatedly obtaining a new lease when the mtu is given in a lease. Prevented more than one thread from opening a wscons(4) device in read/write mode. Allowed non-root users to become owner of the drm(4) device when they are the first to open it." Download (pkglist): amd64/install66.iso (442MB, SHA256, signature), i386/install66.iso (367MB, SHA256, signature).
2019-10-15 NEWDistribution Release: NuTyX 11.2
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest release is NuTyX 11.2 which includes several new package updates, including an LTS release of the Linux kernel. "I'm very pleased to announce the new NuTyX 11.2 release. The 64-bit version contains more than 2800 packages upgraded. The 32-bit version of NuTyX, still actively supported contains more then 1,800 packages upgraded. In the newest release, base NuTyX comes with the Long-Term Support (LTS) kernel 4.19.79 (4.9.196 for the 32-bit version). For 64-bit systems, the kernel release 5.3.6 is also available. The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC, is now GCC 9.2.0. The graphical server is xorg-server 1.20.5. The mesa lib is 19.2.1, GTK3 is 3.24.12, and Qt has been updated to 5.13.1. Python interpreters 3.7.4 and 2.7.16 have been included in this release. The MATE desktop environment comes in 1.22.2, the latest version. The KDE Plasma desktop is now 5.16.5, the KDE Framework is now 5.62.0 and applications are now 19.08.2. Available browsers are: Firefox 69.0.3, Falkon 3.1.0, Epiphany 3.34.0." Additional details can be found on the project's news page. Download: NuTyX_x86_64-11.2.iso (4,520MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2019-10-15 NEWDistribution Release: Zevenet 5.10.1 "Community"
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The Zevenet platform provides HTTP and HTTPS connections for web applications as well as load balancing services for TCP and UDP traffic. The project has published a new version of their Community Edition. The new Zevenet 5.10.1 Community Edition introduces a language plugin and allows the administrator to limit the number of concurrent connections. "Zevenet is glad of announcing that Community Edition 5.10 has been released. This version contains some important improvements for the L4xNAT profile, as the possibility of configuring the backend ports, set a limited number of connections per backend and new algorithms and persistence methods. A language plugin has been added to WebGUI, to do it more intuitive and friendly to non-English speakers. The community help is welcome to improve the plugin translations. One of the main changes in Community 5.10 is the new l7 core, zproxy, which improves the performance and will be extended in future versions with more features." Additional details can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download (MD5): zevenet-ce_v5.10.1-amd64.iso (580MB, pkglist).
2019-10-14 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 836
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2019-10-13 NEWDevelopment Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta1
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project's latest development snapshot, Rescatux 0.72 Beta1, is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and includes a number of fixes and improvements: "This is another beta version of Rescatux. The last Rescatux beta was released on May 2019. That's about five months ago. This new version features two important fixes: Now GRUB recovery in tmpfs enabled distributions such as Ubuntu will work again. Some UEFI systems with Secure Boot disabled that happened to crashed Rescapp no longer crash it. Additionally Rescapp menu has been reworked. Finally Rescatux live CD UEFI boot menu and BIOS boot menu have been reworked. Added xterm package so that external programs can be opened from within rescapp. Move testdisk package dependency from Rescapp to Rescatux. New background and associated boot menus improved. Based on Debian Buster which now is officially stable." The release announcement has further details. Download: rescatux-0.72-beta1.iso (705MB, MD5, pkglist).
2019-10-11 NEWDevelopment Release: FreeBSD 12.1-RC1
Glen Barber has announced the release of the first of two scheduled release candidates for FreeBSD 12.1. The release candidate contains just a handful of fixes and improvements since last week's BETA3 snapshot. The release announcement reports: "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA3 includes: A NULL pointer dereference that could lead to a system crash had been fixed. A fix to correctly implement pmap_page_is_mapped() on ARM64 and RISCV. A fix to tun(4) and tap(4) when destroying interfaces had been added. A fix to krping to notify sleeping threads of device removal had been added. Several updates to mlx5core, mlx5en(4), and mlx5ib(4). Several fixes in libusb(3) and xhci(4) have been added. Several SCTP and TCP fixes have been added." The release candidate is available for i386, AMD64, ARMv7, PowerPC, SPARC64, and AARCH64 processors. More information can be found in the release notes. Download: FreeBSD-12.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso (865MB, SHA512), FreeBSD-12.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso (726MB, SHA512).
2019-10-09 NEWDistribution Release: NixOS 19.09
NixOS is an independently developed distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. The project has released version 19.09 of NixOS which provides approximately six months of support. "In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights. End of support is planned for end of April 2020, handing over to 20.03. PHP now defaults to PHP 7.3, updated from 7.2. PHP 7.1 is no longer supported due to upstream not supporting this version for the entire lifecycle of the 19.09 release. The binfmt module is now easier to use. Additional systems can be added. The installer now uses a less privileged nixos user whereas before we logged in as root. To gain root privileges use sudo -i without a password. We've updated to Xfce 4.14. There are incompatibilities with the current Xfce module; it doesn't support thunarPlugins. The GNOME 3 desktop manager module sports an interface to enable/disable core services, applications and optional GNOME packages like games." Additional information can be found in the project's release notes. Download (pkglist): nixos-graphical-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096-x86_64-linux.iso (1,281MB, SHA256), nixos-minimal-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096-x86_64-linux.iso (540MB, SHA256).


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