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Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware-like design concepts and includes the "pacman" package management utility from Arch Linux.

Frugalware 0.4rc2-i686 released

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Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware-like design concepts and includes the "pacman" package management utility from Arch Linux.

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The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4 for the i686 and x86_64 architectures, our fourth stable release.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4rc2-i686:

  • Updates:
    • Update to Linux 2.6.16
    • Update to GNOME 2.14
    • Update to OpenOffice.org 2.0.2.1
    • Lots of minor bugfixes
    • Create a howto about upgrading from the previous stable release

  • A few statistics since 0.3:
    • 4186 changes
    • 732 new packages
    • 302 fixed bugs

  • For who haven't followed the changes in the pre/rc releases,

    the most important changes:

    • Implemented fwcpan, a new tool to install any cpan module, just like it would when you install it with pacman.
    • Split OpenOffice, now all language packs and dictionaries can be installed/removed separately.
    • Libificated pacman to meet our needs, and the newborn pacman 3 has become the default package manager.
    • Network configuration has been redesigned, now we support various network profiles, and many more network parameters (hardware address, multiple ip addresses on a single interface, etc) than before.
    • Created a new, more verbose documentation.
    • Switched to udev as the default hotplug multiplexer.
    • Bugfix: now automounting for usb sticks works fine, not only for CDs or DVDs.
    • Added package splitting support.
    • Started to work on a PPC port.
    • Rewritten setup from scratch in C. The new framework will allow to implement a graphical installer, too.
    • The init script system was redesigned: more user-friendly error messages, now uses gettext for translations.
    • Modularized Xorg 7.0, Apache 2.2.0, KDE 3.5.1, Firefox 1.5.0.1, Thunderbird 1.5

Please refer to the Frugalware Stable ChangeLog for more information.


Download for i686: netinstall (19M), cd1 (490M), cd2 (604M), dvd (3.5G)


Download for x86_64: netinstall (19M), dvd (2.5G)


Torrents also available.

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4rc2-i686, the last release candidate of the 0.4-i686 stable release.


A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4rc1-i686:

  • New features:
    • Better support for changing between opensource and proprietary ATI/NVIDIA drivers.
    • All packages have been reviewed to work perfectly with X.Org 7.0.
    • Various spelling fixes in the configuration tools.
    • Fixed font settings for non-English users.
    • Reworked the mirror mechanism to ensure that the iso images are available on all mirrors at release time.
    • More than 60 new packages: freenx packages + knx (tutorial), lighttpd, sword, thunderbird-locale-switcher, katapult and much more!

  • Updates:

    As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:

    • Gcc 4.0.3 (and optionally 4.1.0)
    • UDev 087
    • MySQL 5.0.19

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (19M), cd1 (486M), cd2 (576M), dvd (3.4G)

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4rc1-i686, the first release candidate of 0.4-i686.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4pre2-i686:
  • New features:
    • Created a package synchronization client and daemon (syncpkg and syncpkgd) to update packages faster on arches other than i686 (x86_64 and later ppc).
    • Implemented fwcpan, a new tool to install any cpan module, just like it would when you install it with the pacman.
    • Split OpenOffice, now all language packs and dictionaries can be installed/removed separately.
    • More than 80 new packages: Xgl (with a step by step howto), beagle, fvwm-crystal, cdcat, klamav, kcheckgmail, xvidcap, synaptics, rt2500, rdiff-backup and much more!

  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.15.4
    • Perl 5.8.8
    • Firefox 1.5.0.1
    • Thunderbird 1.5
    • KDE 3.5.1
    • GNOME 2.12.3

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (19M), cd1 (494M), cd2 (605M), dvd (3.2G)

 

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4pre2-i686, the second technical preview release of 0.4-i686.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.4pre1-i686:

  • New features:
    • Libificated pacman to meet our needs, and the newborn pacman 3 has become the default package manager.
    • Network configuration has been redesigned, now we support various network profiles, and much more network parameters (hardware address, multiple ip addresses on a single interface, etc) than before.
    • Created a new, more verbose documentation.
    • Switched to udev as the default hotplug multiplexer.
    • Bugfix: now automounting for usb sticks works fine, not only for CDs or DVDs.
    • More than 100 new packages - on client side: wepdecrypt, konversation, ltp, gtkpod, firefox extensions, etc.
    • New server side packages: xen (with dom0 and domU kernels), darcsweb, rails, perl modules and much more!

  • Behind the scenes:
    • Added package splitting support.
    • Started to work on a PPC port.

  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.15
    • Modularized Xorg 7.0
    • Apache 2.2.0

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (19M), cd1 (491M), cd2 (694M), dvd (3.1G)

 

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4pre1-i686, the first technical preview release of 0.4-i686.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.3-i686:

  • New features:
    • Rewritten setup from scratch in C. The new framework will allow to implement a graphical installer, too.
    • Added lots of new features to the setup, such as expert and normal mode, ignoring (non fatal) errors.
    • Added several translations to the setup.
    • The init script system was redesigned: more user-friendly error messages, now uses gettext for translations.
    • More than 100 new packages: treewm, octave, toolame, mingw, ddd, tellico and much more!

  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.14.3
    • KDE 3.5.0
    • Firefox 1.5
    • GCC 4.0.2
    • GNU C Library 2.3.6
    • GNOME 2.12.2

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (20M), cd1 (473M), cd2 (650M), dvd (2.9G)


We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the x86_64 port of Frugalware 0.3.
Frugalware 0.3-x86_64 is now a full-featured port of Frugalware, with almost all of the packages that are available on i686.
What does not work currently?
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Official flash plugin (from Macromedia)
  • Dosemu

If you can, please test it. If you find a bug, report to us. Please include as many details as possible in the bugreport! Thank you.
Important: You will need an AMD64 CPU to use 0.3-x86_64! (Intel processors with EM64T extensions might work as well, but those are untested.)


Download: netinstall (19M), cd1 (492M), cd2 (593M), dvd (2.0G)


The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.3-i686, our third stable release.
A short list of most important improvements and news since 0.3rc2-i686:
  • Improvements:
    • Setup: added spannish translation.
    • GNOME updated to 2.12.1

  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.13.3
    • GCC 4.0.2
    • Thunderbird 1.0.7

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (18M), cd1 (478M), cd2 (648M), dvd (2.8G)


The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.3rc2-i686, the second release candidate of the upcoming 0.3-i686 stable release.
A short list of most important improvements and news since 0.3rc1-i686:
  • Improvements:
    • Setup: added PPPoE support, added Polish translation, now the whole installation process' log saved to the installed system.
    • New wireless packages: madwifi, wlan-ng, etc.

  • Package highlights: More than 60 new packages: gprsec, squid, privoxy, tor, weechat and more!
  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.13
    • OpenOffice.org 1.1.5
    • Firefox 1.0.7

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (18M), cd1 (488M), cd2 (649M), dvd (2.7G)


The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.3rc1-i686, the first release candidate of the upcoming 0.3-i686 stable release.
A short list of most important improvements and news since 0.3pre2-i686:
  • Improvements:
    • Setup: added XFS support, and now you can configure the source of packages (install from a custom mirror or HDD)
    • Added mbrola and hunspell language packs.
    • New stats-generator packages: webalizer, munin, etc.
    • Added several adesklet applet package.

  • Package highlights: More than 120 new packages: kdebluetooth, kismet, lives, fuse, muttng amavisd-new and more!
  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.13
    • GNOME 2.12
    • Gtk+ 2.8.3

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (18M), cd1 (523M), cd2 (649M), dvd (2.7G)


The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.3pre2-i686, the second preview of the upcoming 0.3-i686 stable release.
A short list of most important improvements and news since 0.3pre1-i686:
  • Improvements:
    • Ivman replaced submount, which is no longer installed by default.
    • Setup: Now Frugalware can be installed to a software RAID partition.
    • Added French language support to the installer.

  • Package highlights: More than 180 new packages: abiword, nvu, ndiswrapper, kaffeine, chkrootkit and more!
  • Updates: As usual, Frugalware comes with the latest version of upstream stable releases, including:
    • Linux kernel 2.6.12.4
    • GCC 4.0.1
    • HAL 0.5.3
    • KOffice 1.4.1

Please refer to the Frugalware ChangeLog for more information.


Download: netinstall (18M), cd1 (510M), cd2 (683M), dvd (2.6G)

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Posted on: February 20, 2008

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