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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 826

Monday 5th of August 2019 12:13:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Resilient Linux, PrimeOS and BlueLightNews: Librem 5 hardware finalized, Manjaro introduces new package manager, Trident warns of video driver issue, NetBSD reveals 9.0 featuresQuestions and answers: Flagship distributions for desktop environmentsReleased last week: Linux Mint 19.2, SparkyLinux 2019.08, Pardus 19.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux,....

Distribution Release: Pardus 19.0

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 07:35:29 PM
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). The distribution is built on Debian, with the latest version, Pardus 19.0, being based on Debian 10. The project's release announcement is available....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2019.08

Friday 2nd of August 2019 11:59:08 PM
The SparkyLinux team have published the first new release of the project's semi-rolling branch, which is based on Debian Testing, also known as "Bullseye". The new snapshot, SparkyLinux 2019.08, ships with updated kernels, new compiler options and is available in LXQt, Xfce and two minimal editions. "There are....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 19.2

Friday 2nd of August 2019 02:38:27 PM
The Linux Mint team has published an update to the distribution's 19.x series. The new version, Linux Mint 19.2, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, offering five years of support. The new update offers several user interface improvements. For instance, it is now possible to configure the width....

Development Release: Linux Lite 4.6 RC1

Monday 29th of July 2019 05:12:50 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced that the first release candidate for Linux Lite 4.6 is now ready for public testing. Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly distribution featuring the Xfce desktop, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (long-term support). Besides upstream updates, this version also brings a number of cosmetic improvements....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 825

Monday 29th of July 2019 12:08:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Endless OS 3.6News: Fedora developers discuss optimizations, gNewSense maintainer stepping down, Chris Wright answers questions about Red Hat, Project Trident offers stable branch, Linux can be shipped with a headers moduleTechnology review: UBports 16.04 on a Nexus 5Released last weekTorrent corner: Bicom,....

Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Alpha

Thursday 25th of July 2019 10:41:30 PM
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system for running the Kodi media centre. The LibreELEC project has published a new development snapshot in the lead-up to LibreELEC 9.2. The new snapshot includes partial support for the Raspberry Pi 4. Earlier versions of the Raspberry Pi are still supported. "LibreELEC....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Beta

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 02:25:13 PM
Two months after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, Red Hat is publishing a beta for the upcoming release of version 8.1. The new beta offers improvements to firewall configuration, new SELinux profiles, and more options for Image Builder. "Work on RHEL 8 has continued and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 824

Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:09:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: HexagonOS 1.0News: Mageia publishes media update, Fedora unveils CoreOS and plans to phase out 32-bit repositories, Slackware turns 26Tips and tricks: Limiting a user's disk usage with quotasReleased last week: Q4OS 3.8, Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment", Oracle Linux 8.0Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla,....

Distribution Release: Slackel 7.2 "Openbox"

Saturday 20th of July 2019 08:50:54 AM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 7.2 "Openbox", an updated build of the project's lightweight desktop distribution based on Slackware Linux and Salix. The new version comes with a set of new graphical tools that improve the creation and transfer of Slackel ISO images: "Slackel 7.2....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.11

Friday 19th of July 2019 03:26:43 PM
deepin is a Debian-based distribution featuring the custom Deepin desktop environment and associated tools. The project has published a new stable release, deepin 15.11. The new version features a Cloud Sync feature in the control panel and introduces the ability to burn optical media through the distribution's file....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.0

Friday 19th of July 2019 02:19:14 AM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 8.0, the first stable version of the project's enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 8. With Oracle Linux....

BSD Release: OPNsense 19.7

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 05:09:00 PM
OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest release is OPNsense 19.7 carries the codename "Jazzy Jaguar" and offers several new features. "For four and a half years now, OPNsense is driving innovation through modularising and....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.8

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 02:44:46 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The project has switched its 5.x branch over from Debian Testing to Debian Stable, making the 5.x branch a more static release. SparkyLinux 5.8 is the first new snapshot based on the Stable branch. The release announcement states: "There are new live/install....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 30-11210

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:32:53 PM
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live CD based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications. The project's latest release is based on Fedora 30 and offers a number of enhancements. "Here are some of....

Development Release: Linux Mint 19.2 Beta

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 07:35:17 PM
The Linux Mint team has published a new development snapshot, Linux Mint 19.2 beta, which is available in three editions - Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new beta offers the ability to see how long specific kernels will be supported in the update manager and multiple kernel versions....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-1

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 05:07:25 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest version is an update to the distribution's 4.4 release, bringing with it performance improvements and application recommendations based on what administrators have installed previously. "The most obvious change is certainly the new app....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment"

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:06:56 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian GNU/Linux, notably Proxmox Virtual Environment and Proxmox Mail Gateway. Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source virtualisation platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines. The company's latest release is Promox 6.0 "Virtual Environment" which is based on....

Development Release: Emmabuntüs DE3 RC

Monday 15th of July 2019 07:57:12 PM
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution featuring the Xfce desktop and based on Debian's Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The distribution's latest development snapshot (Debian Edition 3 RC) is based on Debian....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.8

Monday 15th of July 2019 03:24:54 PM
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The distribution's latest release is Q4OS 3.8 which is available in two desktop editions: KDE Plasma and Trinity. "Q4OS Centaurus is based on Debian Buster 10 and Plasma 5.14, optionally Trinity 14.0.6, desktop environment, and it's available for 64-bit....

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    It is time for another installment of Godot (previous entries: introduction, 2D). This time, I have dived into the world of 3D. The goal is to recreate parts of an old time favorite: Kosmonaut. Something I remember playing a lot on my dad’s 286 with amazing EGA graphics. The state of the game when writing can be seen in the short screen capture below. This is more of a tech demo status than a full game at the moment, but I hope you will still find it interesting. You can also get the complete source code. [...] Once we have a world with a track (the grid map), we add a player to the scene (the yellow blob in the image above – I need to learn Blender to create a proper ship). The player scene contains the ship – and the camera. This means that the camera follows the player automatically – very convenient. The player script is responsible for this ship’s movements based on user input. Inputs can either be pressed for a long time, used for sideways movement, or just tapped (i.e. the release is ignored), used for jumping. Each of the inputs are mapped to a keyboard key (or other input device) in the Project Settings dialog, under the Input Map tab. This feels a bit awkward to me and makes me lose the feeling of flow – but I don’t know how to do it better.

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Xfce 4.16 development phase starting

In the 4.14 cycle we tried to do a 1:1 port of what used to be our Gtk2 desktop environment, avoiding visual changes. In the 4.16 cycle we plan to harmonize the appearance of certain elements that either became inconsistent through the port or already were inconsistent before (e.g. toolbars or inline toolbars). We will also play with client-side decorations where we feel it makes sense (for instance replacing the so-called XfceTitledDialog, that is used for all settings dialogs with a HeaderBar version). Before anyone gets too excited (both positively or negatively): It is not planned to redesign more complex applications (like Thunar) with Headerbars in 4.16. We will however try to keep the experience and looks consistent, which means gradually moving to client side decorations also with our applications (please note that client side decorations are not the same as HeaderBars!). Through this change e.g. “dark modes” in applications will look good (see the part about the Panel below). Now before there is a shitstorm about this change I would kindly ask everyone to give us time to figure out what exactly we want to change in this cycle. Also, switching to client-side decorations alone is not a big visual departure – feel free to also dig through the client-side decorations page if you want to read/see more on this. Read more

GNU/Linux Distros on Distrotest

  • Some New Operating Systems on Distrotest that Caught My Attention!

    Distrotest is one site that provides a variety of Linux distributions that can be run directly on the browser. Or you can also run it on a remote desktop client application, for example using Remmina. So, you can try various linux distributions online without having to install it or make a live CD. when I visited the distrotest. Apparently, there have been many new systems added. However, there are several new systems that caught my attention.

  • Forbes Raves Upcoming Linux Desktop Will 'Embarass' Windows 10 and macOS

    The article points out that Deepin is also a stand-alone desktop environment for any current Linux distribution -- and that it's one of the 248 operating systems available for online testing at DistroTest.net.

kwin-lowlatency 5.17 Brings A Better Experience To The KDE Desktop

Following this week's release of KDE Plasma 5.17, a new release of the independent kwin-lowlatency code has been re-based against version 5.17. Read more