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Release Digest: Distributions, July 21, 2003

Jul 22, 2003, 05:00 (2 Talkback[s])

LinuxInstall.org 1.4

[ Thanks to Thomas Chung for this link. ]

Here is a list of major changes from last release:

  • First of all, release number has been changed back to 1.x to respect other distro cycle.
  • Mozilla 1.4 RPM packages have been re-compiled to make sure they are fully compatible with existing Plugins
  • As a new plugin family, QuickTime Movies can now be played in Mozilla with help with MPlayer.
  • Evolution 1.4.3 RPM packages are included but are they installed during Post Install to avoid dependency conflict
  • OpenOffice.org 1.1RC RPM package comes with custom design Gnome Office Menu icons for easy launching.
  • Scribus 1.0 RPM package which is a desktop publishing software are included first time in this release.
  • USBMount script has been added in Gnome panel to mount USB Key/Thumb/Floppy Drive with one single click.
  • There are also some changes in default Gnome panel to improve multimedia capability.
  • Check out the screenshots at http://linuxinstall.org/release/1.4/screenshots/

LinuxInstall.org Project (http://linuxinstall.org)

Arch Linux 0.5

[ Thanks to apeiro for this link. ]

Arch Linux 0.5 (Nova) is now available for download. Over the last seven months we've added a million package updates, PAM support, LVM support, GRUB support, and a ton of other little things that you may not notice, but are working behind the scenes to make your Arch Linux experience as smooth as possible.

We've provided two ISO images with this release:

  • the full-size image (628mb) contains all official packages
  • the base-only image (105mb) contains only base packages needed to get your system up and running.

As in beta4, the base-only iso is suitable for users who plan on staying up-to-date regularly by upgrading packages with pacman's --sync feature. This makes it trivial to install new packages once your system is up and running.

New users should note that there are many additional packages available in our second repository, Unofficial. You can enable this package repository by editing your /etc/pacman.conf and re-syncing.

Finally, a huge thank-you to all the developers and dedicated users who have helped us along the way. Without your efforts, we would not be here.