Thu Mar 23 22:17:59 2017 UTC

Latest news 2017-03-23

NuTyX 9.0-RC1 available with cards 2.2

The NuTyX team is please to annonce the first release candidate of the almost stable (RC1) NuTyX 9.0.

NuTyX 9.0-RC1 comes with kernel 4.10.6, kernel lts 4.9.16, glibc 2.25, gcc 6.3.0, binutils 2.28, python 3.6.0, xorg-server 1.19.2, qt 5.8.0, plasma 5.9.4, kf5 5.31.0, gnome 3.22.2, mate 1.16.1, xfce4 4.12.3, firefox 52.0.1, etc....

More then 2500 commits since the 8.2 version.

New Isos are available in 32 and 64 bits. There sizes are respectively about 246 MB and 247 MB. on http://downloads.nutyx.org

The available graphical interfaces are: kde5, gnome, mate, xfce4, lxde, flwm, jwm, ratpoison, blackbox, openbox, twm, etc.

Major update of NuTyX

This new version is the result of more then 6 month of work. Updating from 8.2.1 version is maybe possible, but risky. NuTyX recomnmand you to make a new installation.

ISOs news

The new ISOs can be launch on UEFI machines If you have a uefi compatible computer, you can now install NuTyX in uefi mode. It it's your case, the installer will guide the user to make the right chooices during installation and the uefi will take care of booting the machine, no other boot manager are needed by default. Up to the enduser to decide or not for choosing one if needed.

ISO can be loaded 100 % in ram memory if the target computer have more then 1 Gbyte of RAM. The USB key can then be disconnected and then make the single USB port available free. Usefull when you want to install NuTyX on tablets having one single USB port.

New LTS kernel

The kernel long term support is now shift from the 4.4 to the 4.9 version.

No more default initrd

The initrd has become obsolet, it's no need to specify it into the grub boot configuration file. NuTyX reconized Files Systems are now compiled into the kernel.

Main components of the toolchain are now up to date.

Main components of the toolchain that are kernel-header, compiler, linker, assembler and C library are now up to date. Respective version of each element are availables in the list below.

Base-extra collection removed

The base-extra collection is now into the base collection integrated.

Number of officials collections is now 13:

  • base
  • cli, cli-extra
  • gui, gui-extra
  • xfce4, xfce4-extra
  • mate, mate-extra
  • gnome, gnome-extra
  • kde5, kde5-extra

Renaming and Splitting

Renaming of python3 in python, the split of qt5 and the latest updates had big impacts on all the packages. As a result, the NuTyX team decides to recompile ALL the packages for this new version.

  • python -> python2
  • python3 -> python
  • qt5 -> qt
  • fltk1 -> fltk
  • xorg-mesa -> mesa

Cards 2.2

It's a major updated version of cards. This 2.2 version have a completed french version. NuTyX team welcomes news translators.

Cards shows more results when searching for packages. If the found package is already install, it will be printed in green in the result. From now on, it also search into alias and groups properties.

Simplify directories structure

The /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib and /lib64 -> /lib links are removed.

The /usr/lib64 directory should not exist anymore.

The /lib64 folder should only contains 2 links pointing to the same /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 file.

Wireless

For your wifi, networkmanager is now the best choice as it is easaly configurable in many ways. It's great flexibility abke you to configure the wifi as you wish. The python2 based wicd tools is still available as an alternative to connect to networks in wifi or wired.

The wireless post-configuration have been improved. The ESSID bug is corrected. A composite name as ESSID is now possible.

Main Updated Package List

  • cards 2.1.94 -> 2.2
  • kernel 4.7.4 -> 4.10.4
  • kernel lts 4.4.21 -> 4.9.16
  • gcc 6.2.0 -> 6.3.0
  • glibc 2.24 -> glibc 2.25
  • binutils 2.27 -> 2.28
  • python 3.5.1 -> python 3.6.0
  • alsa 1.1.2 -> 1.1.3
  • cups 2.1.4 -> 2.2.2
  • samba 4.4.5 -> 4.5.5
  • mesa 12.0.6 -> 17.0.1
  • libdrm 2.4.70 -> 2.4.75
  • xorg-server 1.18.4 -> 1.19.2
  • qt5 5.7.0 -> qt 5.8.0
  • gtk3 3.20.9 -> 3.22.9
  • firefox 49.0.2 -> 52.0.1
  • thunderbird 45.3.0 -> 45.8.0
  • chromium 53.0.2785.116 -> 56.0.2924.10
  • libreoffice 5.2.1.1 -> 5.3.1.3
  • kf5 5.26.0 -> 5.31.0
  • plasma 5.7.95 -> 5.9.4

YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChR816uG9bS4eOQfKY-xB8g

Peoples have been asking several times, you can now watch UEFI or BIOS installation on the Youtube channel

The new Youtube channel will contains tutorial available on the website.

Thanks

Thanks to Pierre for it's great work as usual on kde5 graphical interface.

Thanks to Guy for his precious help on guiding the construction of the UEFI compatible ISOs

Thanks to Sipomatador for finding the bug about processor families.

Thanks to Timcowchip for it's work on the rework collection, the pull request he did will able to some packages to return to they original collection.

And of course a big thanks to the "Linux From Scratch" team for making available the release 8.0 of the documention of LFS/BLFS.