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Linux Distribution: Elive
Url: http://www.elivecd.org/

 
A new pre-release build of the Elive live CD 0.4 is out. Designed for fans of the Enlightenment window manager, the new version includes the latest development code of both E16, the current stable release, and E17, the new major update of the beautiful de

About Elive
Besides featuring the Enlightenment eye-candy, the live CD also includes the latest versions of Blender (2.41), Cinerella (2.0.0), and other popular applications for graphics and multimedia use. The distribution's entire base system has been synchronised with the Debian unstable branch. Testing is expected to last one week and if no showstopper bugs are found, this pre-release will become 0.4 final.

Releases:
2008-12-02 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.9.18 (Unstable) is available    View
This version includes a greatly improved new kernel and a lot of upgraded packages:
  • Network Configurator: LinuxNIT has almost finished net-connector. We are currently using it at now for connecting to the internet by wired and wireless interfaces. It is now perfectly usable and stable, but please report anything wrong you found with it. Thanks LinuxNIT!
  • Bookmarks: Firefox bookmarks have been updated with new entries: a good list of Gimp links and tutorials, a big list of articles about Elive since its first version, and also some about EFL development.
  • Kernel: Kernel updated to version 2.6.26.8
    • Wireless: All the currently available wireless drivers have been added, including the newest ath9k for Atheros cards.
    • MacBooks: The bug about the WEP encription in Macbooks has been finally solved using the new ath9k driver included on this kernel.
    • Note: If you have a spare Wireless USB device that you don't use, you are welcome to send it to the Elive Team that will use in the wireless drivers development tests. Just send an email to elivesystems at gmail.com. Thanks for your collaboration!
2008-11-14 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.9.15 (Unstable) has been released    View
The Elive team is proud to announce the release of Elive development version 1.9.15. This version includes better support for MacBooks and a much better network configuration tool. MacBooks - the MacBook support has been overhauled, fixing some bugs like the installation and the webcam support. Wireless and networking - our new application to configure networks called Net-Connector is in a pretty good shape. All the known bugs are fixed and the auto-connect mode seems to be working properly. Since there are no known remaining bugs on it, we invite you to find new ones.
2008-10-22 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.9.10 has been released    View
This version doesn't include Exalt anymore (network configurator). You have a new application available in Elpanel (not in the desktop gadget yet). It is in a early development stage.
2008-09-26 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.9.02 (Unstable) has been released    View
The improvement of Elive for the next Stable release is proceeding smoothly, also profiting from the up coming release of Debian, to make a new Gold series release(based on Debian Stable). All that is needed now is to finish implementing a few more things and do the needed stability tests, and add more applications to the new translations system. Any help with this translations process is more than welcome (also for English), to get started just run "eltrans" and the translation process will begin.
2008-09-13 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.8.8 (Unstable) is available    View
This version of Elive solves 2 important problems found in the last versions: e17 has fixed a very annoying mouse bug (more exactly with the focus) and it is now possible to configure the network again (for now, we use network-manager instead of exalt, but only use dhcp and not static mode).
2008-08-25 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.8.4 (Unstable) is available    View
This version has some important fixes and temporary ones
  • Fast Boot mode removed. it is not really useful sincer is not possible to accelerate the boot for generic machines (Elive is adapted to any hardware). It is only possible when a system is made for a specific hardware. You would also need to remove a lot of modules in the kernel and enable it in fixed mode, and a smaller kernel that loads faster, remove unused services and enable fixed ones. In other words: be patient with the boot of your operating system, at least you can maintain it without reboot for more than one year like this Elive user (see uptime), if you need faster boots you can try the suspend feature
  • Kernel: Back to the old mode configuration, if you have problems booting the last version of Elive your system should boot with this one
  • Drivers: Added 2 new branches of ralink drivers that are needed for the EeePC model 1000h
  • VFAT: Fixed a small bug that caused the /mnt/Windows_C partition to not mount by default
  • Installer translated to Spanish! (only spanish right now). Thanks to 'DammitJim' for this translation! More translators are welcome, you just need to run the Eltrans application from the Elive Menu
  • Enhanced Menus support for Windows applications, now if you install a Windows application you can see a new menu called 'Wine' that appears in your list of applications, with your installed applications/games directly listed
  • E17 Annoying bug with the mouse temporarily fixed with a downgrade, you should notice that you don't the options of reboot/shutdown/suspend/hibernate now... but of course you are using a development version :)
2008-08-20 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.8.2 (Unstable) has been released    View
This version includes (finally!) the new Installer, rewritten almost entirely, with better and more user friendly features.
2008-07-12 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.7.10 (Unstable) has been released    View
This release includes:
  • Prism2: better prism2* wireless cards support.
  • Flash: Macromedia Flash small update.
  • Xorg: Xorg updates + a lot of fixes in Elive configurations of Xorg, some for Nvidia.
  • e17: Some e17 gadgets configured on the fly. So for instance, if your computer supports cpufreq, that gadget is added automatically. Same with battery. If your computer does NOT support these features, the gadgets will not be added :).
  • Drivers: New drivers added for: gigabit-ethernet Atheros cards, Fujistu Siemens Amilo M7400 laptop modules, HP Omnibook Pavillon, Toshiba Satellite, and some laptops manufactured by Compal Electronics, Ricoh R5u870 webcams supported, 'quickcam messenger' webcams supported too, 10-gigabit-ethernet Solarflare (solarstorm SFC4000) cards
  • ATI: fglrx updated to version 8.6.
  • Nvidia: nvidia updated to version 173.14.09.
2008-06-11 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.7.7 (Unstable) has been released    View
This release includes:
  • Bluetooth: If a bluetooth device is detected on your computer during the boot process, you will automagically have a bluetooth applet in your tray.
  • Notifications in the desktop: you will have messages on your desktop about misc events, like if you need to enter a bluetooth pin code, or if you need to wait a few seconds before unplugging a USB device (because it is still transfering data).
  • Xorg: Like you may have see in previous versions, there are big and important changes in xorg. Elive is adapting to it in order to have everything still working the way Elive does it.
    • Touchpad is re-enabled again
    • Configurator of the graphical mode in Elive has a new feature: it scans your hard disk searching for possible configurations to use. This feature is especially useful if you have a xinerama configuration in another distro or Elive installation, or for those who have a very special configuration needed in order to run their graphical system.
  • Reports: Now, users in the channel that are reporting possible issues can do tests of their reports without the need to wait to download the next release
  • ATI: Some bugs were found with the FGLRX driver in Elive and nobody has reported them. It is suposed to work again now, but we still need your reports if something does not work correctly.
2008-05-28 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.7.5 (Unstable) is available    View
This version includes an update of the kernel and some other things:
  • Updated kernel to 2.6.24.7
  • Big workaround in the graphical configurations suite for the boot process
  • Menu added when you have finished the graphical session, asks you what you want to do
  • Some bugfixes like blackscreen in a nvidia model card or a special intel audio card added. Also fixed a problem with selecting the 3d-accelerated nvidia driver found in the previous version
  • Madwifi (Atheros) wireless cards now supports a new chipsets model (the same one EeePC has)
  • Option nobluetooth added to the boot parameters
2008-04-22 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.7 (Unstable) has been released    View
There is no installer! There are so many changes in the overall system that the installer has to be totally rewritten. I will get on that a.s.a.p, it will be the big thing to test in Elive-1.8. But I NEED your 1.7 test results and impressions in order to make a better OS!
2008-03-08 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.6 has been released    View
The Elive team is proud to announce the release of development version 1.6. New improved boot system in live mode; Icedove 2.0; much better disk and partition recognition; CDs can eject without being unmounted first; Eltrans, the new translation tool; resolution selector re-enabled temporarily; Eee PC modules for ACPI support; miscellaneous improved Windows support functions; WiFi widget called Exalt works again; special edition of Elive for MacBooks will be implemented as normal Elive, this is the first compatible ISO image; Elive now uses a new prompt (the default line that appears in the terminal) with more features. Note that this is a development version, it is not ready for installation on a production machine.
2008-01-28 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.5.0 (Unstable) has been released    View
The Elive Team is proud to announce the new development version 1.5. This is a very experimental Elive. The boot system is entirely rewritten, working but not finished. Many auto-detection and configuration parts are not implemented yet. This version is not ready to be installed, this is a release for testers and collaborators who want to discuss it at the Elive testers group. Changes: updated to Debian 'testing'; Elive installer - option to 'migrate' configuration from installed Linux system; more special hotkeys for laptops working by default; Firefox - a nice feature that shows thumbnails of sites in Google search; a more integrated system of translations.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.2.3 (Unstable) has been released    View
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of development version 1.2.3. This version of Elive includes even more stability and usability of the live CD mode, especially when you install applications or do a lot of stuff on it. We have also switched to a newer 2.6.23.9 kernel while we wait the final release of 2.6.24 that Elive is going to use. The installer includes many useful and innovative new features that permit you to convert any Linux OS to an Elive system. If you have another Linux installation on the partition where you want to install Elive, Elive automates the process by saving all your users, files, passwords, and minor system configurations. Note that this feature at the moment only works on systems that use a separate /home partition.
2007-08-30 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.9 Beta 9 "MacBook" is available    View
A beta release of Elive (9th development release) for MacBooks, based on Gem, has just been uploaded. Features include: the installer is now included and working; wireless - working well with experimental MadWiFi driver, WEP needs to be tested; IR remote control - works perfectly and with pre-defined actions; backlight and volume keys - work by pressing the 'Fn' key in conjunction with the backlight or volume keys; kernel optimized for MacBooks and patched for special hardware elements; games - Neverball is a very addictive 3D platform marble game, but on this version of Elive you can use the laptop to interact with the platform of the game.
2007-08-04 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.9 Beta "MacBook" has been released    View
The first version of Elive for MacBooks, with the installer ready to install, is out." Some of the interesting features include: "WebCam: working well, but only with applications that use v4l2; audio: multi-audio system working, you can watch YouTube in between music and video playing on other desktops; wireless: working well with experimental MadWiFi driver; IR remote control: works perfectly and with predefined actions; backlight and volume keys: work by pressing the key Fn in conjunction with the backlight or volume keys; kernel optimized for MacBooks and patched for special hardware; other hardware: Bluetooth, iPod, Firewire, USB, DVD... all working....
2007-07-09 00:00:00.0 Elive 1.0 is available    View
After a long wait, the first official stable version of Elive, 1.0, has finally been released. This version is ready for the end users and not just hard core testers. It is a more intuitive, efficient and easy-to-use system. It has better integration of the file manager and the mime types, a nice kernel especially for multimedia and big process loads, a light-weight foot print, much better compatibility with Windows system, more hardware supported, better graphical recognition, and many more things that you can find in the complete changelog.
2007-05-24 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.6.9 (Unstable) is available    View
Elive 0.6.9 development released. We are near the next stable version! Please try out this development version to know if anything needs to be fixed. Changes: file manager (Pcmanfm) - you can use and mount NTFS partitions with Thunar now, mimetypes configured to open the proper applications for all your files; Entrance - fixed the login problems; NTFS- better support for NTFS partitions; applications - all applications renamed and re-ordered to be more intuitive to the end user; file manager - we returned to Thunar again, Pcmanfm does not seem to be very stable for now....
2007-05-05 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.6.8 (Unstable) is available now    View
DVD auto-launcher - if the DVD auto-launcher (oxine application) did not work on your computer in previous versions, it works now; Swiss keyboards - now in the keyboard configurator in Elpanel you can set your Swiss keyboard to French and German variants; XkbVariant value of X.Org is implemented in the keyboard configurator now; Debian Etch, we have moved to it instead of still using the testing repositories; ipw3945 supported; AMSN now supports webcams on MacBook computers; news reader - automatic reader of Elive news now included; screen resolution 1440x900 added; GIMP can print; CD-ROM ejects when closing the live CD system; E16 does not work in this version of Elive.
2007-04-21 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.6.7 (Unstable) is available    View
After a huge amount of work, Elive has finally released version 0.6.7 with many changes: Enlightenment - disabled the flip desktops when mouse is at screen edge; many hotkeys were added for multimedia keyboards; Elive now supports 7zip compressed files; GtkPod added again and with better looking icons; DV camera - permission enabled to use Kino with your camcorder for a normal user; GParted bug fixes; first implementation of support for Mac OS X partitions (only read mode); Bluetooth supported with applications on the menus; better support of exotic resolutions like 1280x800 especially for Intel graphic cards....
2006-12-26 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5 RL2 has been released    View
Fixed SCSI emulation CD-ROM driver; fixed Czech boot option; fixed special character problems in menus; added new sounds to the 'Elive look'; installer updates which will fine-tune a new installation on first boot; new drivers for wireless networking; added Flash 9 beta browser plugin; removed OpenOffice.org from the ISO image due to space reasons; added Java; added Transmission - a small, fast, simple and effective BitTorrent client; added Torus trooper - a game; made Thunar the default file manager; updated Cinelerra to version 2.1; added KQEMU, a KDE front-end from QEMU; added measures to prevent root login into graphical desktop.
2006-12-12 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5.5 (Unstable) is available    View
On this release we have switch back to the 2.6.15 kernel of Revolution, the version 2.6.15.7 from kernel.org, the last of this serie, rebuilded entirely with newest gcc from debian and with some wifi drivers added to not are included on the actual Stable
2006-11-24 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5.3 (Unstable) has been released    View
Icedove is the new name for Thunderbird; many updates, the packages are updated from Debian, some of the important updates are: cdrecord, cdda2wav, dvd+rw-tools, nfs-common; Czech selection on the boot menu fixed; kernel and drivers all updated, new versions, some more drivers, all built with the actual GCC from Debian, kernel update from 2.6.18 to 2.6.18.2; Flash 9 beta; wireless bcm43xx; ATI driver updated and some little things fixed.
2006-11-07 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5.2 (Unstable) is out    View
The beta version of the future Flash 9 is included; update from X.Org 7.0 to 7.1; Intel wireless firmware updates for the ipw2x00 models of wireless cards; Torus trooper, an amazing game made by Kenta Cho, with a retro-futuristic style; Transmission, a small basic BitTorrent client; E16 fonts - fixed problem with characters on the E16 menus and messages; E16 sounds - helpful sounds added to the 'Elive look' of E16 (a nice girl's voice explaining the available options); Java was again added to the development versions; Evidence no longer be in the dock, replaced by Thunar; Thunar media tags and archiver plugins have been added to Elive; Gaim updated to the latest version.
2006-09-25 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5 has been released now    View
Uses Dsslive for the live CD mode; ATI cards working again with 3D acceleration; auto-launchers for USB sticks, DVD movies, audio CDs and Windows CDs; complete suite for setting the correct refresh rate of graphics cards; audio manager for setting audio programs to use ALSA or ESD; kernel 2.6.15 with miscellaneous drivers and wireless modules; an installer feature to upgrade an old Elive system; two different looks for both Elive systems.
2006-09-05 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5 Beta 3.4 is available now    View
Elive 0.5 Beta 3.4 has been released. This will probably be the last beta release before the stable one.
2006-08-10 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5 Beta 3.1 has been released now    View
The new generation of Elive has started and the beta-3.1 for the future version 0.5 is officially released.
2006-05-27 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.5 Beta has been released now    View

Elive 0.5 Beta has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-03-06 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.4.2 is available now    View

Elive 0.4.2 is available now, for more information visit here.

2006-02-10 00:00:00.0 Elive 0.4 Pre is released now    View

Elive 0.4 Pre is released now, for more information visit here.

 
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