4MLinux Changelog

New in version 13.0

July 2nd, 2015
  • Major changes in the core of the system, which now uses GNU Compiler Collection 5.1.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture. Additionally, I am very happy to announce that my long work on improving the 4MLinux Desktop has been finished. 4MLinux users can now enojoy the result of this work: an unique, highly customized mixture of JWM (Joe's Window Manager), Window Maker and PCManFM.

New in version 13.0 Beta (May 17th, 2015)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 13.0, ClamAV 0.98.7, MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37386, FFmpeg Git-2015-04-04), mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.17.1, Mesa 10.5.2, JWM 2.2.2, GTK+ 2.24.27, FLTK 1.3.3, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of many applications (such as Chrome, Firefox, Java RE, LibreOffice, Wine) is also supported.

New in version 12.0 (May 9th, 2015)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 12.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major modifications in the core of the system, which now includes the GNU C Library 2.21. Additionally, PAE support has been enabled in the Linux kernel. The most important new applications are: Asunder (CD-ripping program), aTunes (audio player), and Chrome (web browser). The net browsing software available in 4MLinux has been significantly improved.

New in version 12.0 Beta (March 28th, 2015)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 12.0, ClamAV 0.98.6, MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37369, FFmpeg Git-2015-02-05), mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.17.1, Mesa 10.5.1, JWM 2.2.2, GTK+ 2.24.26, FLTK 1.3.3, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of many applications (such as Firefox 36.0.1, Java RE 8u40, LibreOffice 4.4.2) is also supported. The size of the ISO image is about 71 MB.

New in version 11.1 (March 22nd, 2015)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 11.1 series has been changed to STABLE. The FLTK toolkit has been added to run TigerVNC and other software. Wine and FileZilla are now available as downloadable extensions (even in the basic version of 4MLinux). The MakeMKV package has been included in the drivers section of the 4MLinux LiveCD. After installing this package, it is possible to play (and rip) all kinds of DVD and Blu-ray discs.

New in version 11.1 Beta (February 2nd, 2015)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 11.1, ClamAV 0.98.6, MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37343, FFmpeg Git-2014-12-26), mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.16.3, Mesa 10.4.3, JWM 2.2.2, GTK+ 2.24.25, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of Dropbox 3.0.5, Firefox 35.0.1, Java RE 8u31, LibreOffice 4.4.0, VirtualBox 4.3.20, SeaMonkey 2.32, Skype 4.3.0.37, and Thunderbird 31.4.0 is also supported.

New in version 11.0 (January 24th, 2015)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 11.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major changes in the core of the system, which now includes GNU C Library 2.20 and GNU Compiler Collection 4.9.2. The development of some of the 4MLinux editions has been dropped, but at the same time new 4MLinux spins have been announced.

New in version 10.1 / 11.0 Beta (December 11th, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 11.0, ClamAV 0.98.5), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37293, FFmpeg Git-2014-10-06), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.16.2, Mesa 10.3.5, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of Dropbox 2.10.52, Firefox 34.0, Java RE 8u25, LibreOffice 4.3.5, VirtualBox 4.3.20, SeaMonkey 2.31, Skype 4.3.0.37, and Thunderbird 31.2.0 is also supported.

New in version 10.1 Beta (October 21st, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 10.1, ClamAV 0.98.4), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37262, FFmpeg Git-2014-08-31), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.16.1, Mesa 10.3.1, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.3.2, Java RE 8u25, VirtualBox 4.3.18, and Skype 4.3.0.37 is also supported.

New in version 10.0 Beta (August 31st, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 10.0, ClamAV 0.98.4), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37241, FFmpeg Git-2014-07-20), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.16.0, Mesa 10.2.6, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.3.1, Java RE 7u67, VirtualBox 4.3.14, and Skype 4.3.0.37 is also supported.

New in version 9.1 Beta (July 14th, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 9.1, ClamAV 0.98.4), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37218, FFmpeg Git-2014-06-01), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.15.2, Mesa 10.2.3, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.3.0, Java RE 7u60, VirtualBox 4.3.12, and Skype 4.3.0.37 is also supported.

New in version 9.0 Beta (May 25th, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 9.0, ClamAV 0.98.3), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37146, FFmpeg Git-2014-04-10), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.15.1, Mesa 10.1.3, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.2.4, Java RE 7u55, and VirtualBox 4.3.12 is also supported.

New in version 8.2 Beta (April 6th, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 8.2, ClamAV 0.98.1), multimedia (MPlayer svn-r36817, FFmpeg Git-2014-02-09), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.15.0, Mesa 10.1.0, JWM 2.2.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.2.0, Java RE 7u51, and VirtualBox 4.3.10 is also supported.

New in version 8.1 (April 1st, 2014)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 8.1, ClamAV 0.98.1), multimedia (MPlayer svn-r36573, FFmpeg Git-2014-01-11), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.15.0, Mesa 10.0.2, JWM 2.2.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.2.0, Java RE 7u51, and VirtualBox 4.3.6 is also supported.

New in version 7.2 Beta (November 11th, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 7.2 and ClamAV 0.98), multimedia (MPlayer svn-r36461-4.8.1 and FFmpeg Git-2013-10-09), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.14.3, Mesa 9.2.2, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Basic support for Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Slackware packages is enabled out of the box. Ethernet, WiFi (including WPA/WPA2), and dial-up (including fast USB modems) networking are supported.

New in version 7.1 Beta (September 24th, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 7.1 and ClamAV 0.98), multimedia (MPlayer svn-36400-4.8.1 and FFmpeg Git-2013-08-04), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.14.1, Mesa 9.2.0, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Basic support for Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Slackware packages is enabled out of the box. Ethernet, WiFi (including WPA/WPA2), and dial-up (including fast USB modems) networking are supported. The size of the ISO image is about 50 MB.

New in version 7.0 Beta (July 22nd, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 7.0 and ClamAV 0.97.8), multimedia (MPlayer svn-36347-4.7.2 and FFmpeg Git-2013-06-16), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.14.1, Mesa 9.1.3, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Basic support for Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Slackware packages is enabled out of the box. Ethernet, WiFi (including WPA/WPA2), and dial-up (including fast USB modems) networking are supported. The size of the ISO image is about 50 MB.

New in version 6.1 (June 3rd, 2013)

  • This version has the same features as 4MLinux 6.1 BETA with the additional possibility of a fully automatic upgrade to 4MLinux Allinone Edition.
  • There are two versions available to download: 4MLinux-6.1.iso (with a GUI which requires 256MB of RAM) and 4MLinux-6.1-installer.iso (with a TUI which requires 128MB of RAM).
  • Both versions can be installed to a hard disk (and later updated to 4MLinux Allinone Edition, if desired).
  • Automatic downloading and installing of some additional components (Opera 12.15, LibreOffice 3.6.6, SMPlayer 0.8.5, and Partition Wizard 7.8) is also possible.

New in version 6.1 Beta (May 20th, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 6.1 and Clam AntiVirus 0.97.8), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-36169-4.7.2 and FFmpeg Git-2013-04-09), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games).
  • The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.14.0, Mesa 9.0.3, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49.
  • Both Ethernet (including WiFi) and dialup (including fast USB modems) networking are supported.
  • The size of the ISO image is about 45 MB.

New in version 6.0 (April 2nd, 2013)

  • This version has the same features as 4MLinux 6.0 BETA with the additional possibility of a fully automatic upgrade to 4MLinux Allinone Edition.
  • There are two versions available to download, 4MLinux-6.0.iso (with a GUI which requires 256MB of RAM) and 4MLinux-6.0-installer.iso (with a TUI which requires 128MB of RAM).
  • Both versions can be installed to a hard disk (and later updated to 4MLinux Allinone Edition, if desired).
  • Automatic downloading and installing of some additional components (Opera 12.14, LibreOffice 3.6.5, SMPlayer 0.8.4, and Partition Wizard 7.7) is also possible.

New in version 6.0 Beta (March 22nd, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 6.0 and Clam AntiVirus 0.97.7), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-35910-4.7.2 and FFmpeg Git-2013-02-10), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games).
  • The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.14.0, Mesa 9.0.2, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.47.
  • Both Ethernet (including WiFi) and dialup (including fast USB modems) networking are supported.
  • The size of the ISO image is about 43 MB.

New in version 5.1 (February 4th, 2013)

  • This version has the same features as 4MLinux 5.1 BETA with the additional possibility of a fully automatic upgrade to 4MLinux Allinone Edition.
  • There are two versions available to download: 4MLinux-5.1.iso (with a GUI that requires 256MB of RAM) and 4MLinux-5.1-installer.iso (with a TUI that requires 128MB of RAM).
  • Both versions can be installed to a hard disk (and later updated to 4MLinux Allinone Edition, if desired).
  • Automatic downloading and installing of some additional components (e.g. Opera 12.13, LibreOffice 3.6.5, and Partition Wizard 7.6) is also possible.

New in version 5.1 Beta (January 17th, 2013)

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 5.1 and Clam AntiVirus 0.97.6), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r35564-4.7.0 and FFmpeg Git-2012.12.02), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (a collection of small Linux games).
  • The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.12.0, Mesa 9.0.1, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.47.
  • Both Ethernet (including WiFi) and dialup (including fast USB modems) networking are supported.
  • The size of the ISO image is about 42 MB.

New in version 5.0 (December 5th, 2012)

  • This version has the same features as 4MLinux 5.0 BETA with the additional possibility of a fully automatic upgrade to 4MLinux Allinone Edition.
  • There are two versions available to download: 4MLinux-5.0.iso (with a GUI that requires 256MB of RAM) and 4MLinux-5.0-installer.iso (with a TUI that requires 128MB of RAM).
  • Both versions can be installed to a hard disk (and later updated to 4MLinux Allinone Edition, if desired).
  • Automatic downloading and installing of some additional components (e.g. Opera 12.11, LibreOffice 3.6.3, and Partition Wizard 7.6) is also possible.

New in version 5.0 Beta (November 22nd, 2012)

  • maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 5.0 and Clam AntiVirus 0.97.6), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r35233-4.7.0 and FFmpeg Git-2012.10.26), a mini-server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP, and Telnet), and mystery (meaning a collection of small Linux games).
  • The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.12.0, Mesa 8.0.4, JWM 2.1.0, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.46.
  • Both Ethernet (including WiFi) and dialup (including fast USB modems) networking are supported.
  • The size of the 4MLinux 5.0 ISO image is about 41 MB.