Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 1.0 "Openbox" edition, a lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Slackware's "Current" branch: "Slackel Openbox 1.0 has been released. A collection of two Openbox ISO images are immediately available, including 32-bit and 64-bit installation images. Slackel Openbox 1.0 includes the 'Current' tree of Slackware and Openbox 3.5.0 accompanied by a very rich collection of software. Linux kernel is 3.7.1. The Midori 0.4.7 web browser, Claws-Mail 3.8.1 and Transmission are the main networking applications included in this release. SpaceFM is the file manager. It comes also with OpenJDK 7u9, Rhino, IcedTea-Web, Pidgin and gFTP. Wicd is used for setting up your wired or wireless networking connections. In the multimedia section Whaaw! Media Player is the default movie player, Exaile 3.3.0 is the application to use for managing your music collection and more." The release announcement. Download: slackel64-openbox-current-1.0.iso (607MB, MD5).
After nearly three years without a release, the Elive project, which develops a Debian-based distribution an live CD featuring the latest Enlightenment 0.17 desktop, has suddenly spirung to life with an early development release: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of development version 2.1.23. We are very excited to announce this first development version of Elive and there are many reasons why we are excited. First, we want to remind you that the reason why nothing has been published yet about Elive is that there were a few things to be rewritten to ensure an overall stable system, which will make other programs more compatible and ensures this version works well. New ISO images can be built everyday. Secondly, we have amazing new features coming, compared to the last version of Elive, 2.0 'Topaz'." Read the rest of the release announcement to find out more. Download: elive_2.1.23_alpha.iso (1,197MB, MD5).