Sunday, August 24, 2014

KaOS 2014.08

 Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2014.08, a desktop Linux distribution featuring the just-released KDE 4.14 desktop: "With KDE releasing the new major version, KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bug fixes, KaOS is happy to be able to present you a new ISO image with KDE 4.14.0 the same day it is released. KDE Applications 4.14 is not about lots of 'new and improved stuff'. As with KaOS, many KDE developers are focused on the Next Experience (Plasma 5) or porting to KDE Frameworks (based on Qt 5). Mostly, the 4.14 release is needed by aspects of the workflow. This release offers more software stability, with little emphasis on new and less-proven stuff. For KaOS, a new major KDE is not the biggest news on this ISO, that part goes to the all new installer." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and screenshots. Download the live DVD image from SourceForge: KaOS-2014.08-x86_64.iso (1,696MB, MD5).

Tanglu 2.0 Alpha 1

Matthias Klumpp announced the availability of the first alpha build of Tanglu 2.0, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution with a choice of GNOME 3.12 or KDE 4.13 desktops: "We are proud to announce the release of alpha 1 of Tanglu 2 today. The release mainly brings updated software and loads of fixes regarding systemd services. There also has been a lot of work on the Debian installer to make it work for Tanglu and initial work exploring a port of Ubiquity (the Ubuntu installer) to Tanglu has started - although this project is only an experiment so far. There have also been improvements to KDM (systemd integration), but we expect the final release of Tanglu to ship with SDDM instead of KDM. The whole Tanglu distribution is now built on debile and there have been several other infrastructure improvements alongside that large change." The release announcement. Download links (SHA256, pkglist): tanglu-1.80-Alpha1-gnome-live-amd64.hybrid.iso (960MB), tanglu-1.80-Alpha1-kde-live-amd64.hybrid.iso (1,058MB).