Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.07 Has Linux Kernel 3.4.3

The Chakra Development Team, through Anke Boersma, proudly announced last evening, July 3rd, the immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.07 operating system.

Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.07 is the last maintenance release for Archimedes series and it is powered by Linux kernel 3.4.3 and KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3. It also contains QtWebkit 2.2.1, Qt 4.8.2, and an optional Linux kernel 3.0.35.

Though no new KDE this time for a new ISO, lots of other changes make this a very interesting new ISO in the Chakra development plan.

A switch to systemd is in the near future for Chakra, and to prepare for that, lots of files were moved, many, many core packages updated, a big move from /lib to /usr/lib set in motion.” - said Anke Boersma in the official announcement.

Highlights of Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.07:

· Linux kernel 3.4.3;
· Linux kernel 3.0.35 (optional);
 ·KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3;
 · Calligra 2.4.2;
· Qt 4.8.2;
· QtWebkit 2.2.1;
· tomoyo-tools 2.5;
· wqy-microhei is now the default font for Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages;
· udev 182;
· kmod 0.8;
· mkinitcpio 0.8.8;
· Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch.

About Chakra GNU/Linux

Chakra GNU/Linux was originally based on Arch Linux but, while some of the underlying architecture and the package manager remain the same, packages from Arch are not compatible with Chakra.

Chakra uses the KDE desktop environment and a half-rolling release model, meaning that the core software is updated less often and is considered stable, while everything non-essential is updated frequently to ensure that users always run the latest applications.

Download Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.07

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