New in version 14.16.2

June 6th, 2015
  • A lighter and more Gentoo-friendly Splashutils tool was finally preferred to Plymouth.
  • OpenRC bootup comes parallel by default.
  • Network interfaces got back their classic names. The 70-persistent-net.rules file will be generated by CU templates.
  • Less (useless) packages in CLD and CLDX ; less dependencies in CMC and CLS.
  • Chromium problem fixed in CLDX: feel free to open as many tabs as you need.
  • USB 3G/4G modems now working correctly.
  • The default updates checkup interval was fixed at 24 hours.
  • CLD and CLDX flavors both delivered with SMPlayer YouTube Browser.
  • In CLD, the GParted editor was replaced with KDE Partition Manager.
  • Python 3.4 included everywhere.
  • Card reader notification bug fixed.
  • Installed OS detection fixed.
  • No more problem with launching the system from some USB controllers.
  • Libreoffice updated to v4.4.3 (marked as recommended for corporate users).

New in version 14.16 (April 21st, 2015)

  • System optimization
  • UKSM (Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging) and KSWAP (Kernel Swap Patches) enabled to reduce the disk load;
  • Trim settings activated for SSD volumes;
  • Kernel and kernel modules packed respectively with lz4 and gzip;
  • Noop used as the default scheduler on SSD and virtual machines, BFQ everywhere else;
  • Shorter animation launch at boot / logout time;
  • Disk operations got lower priority for the package manager.
  • Calculate Utilities optimization
  • A faster launching;
  • A faster start of the calculate-core daemon;
  • Caching of packages to be configured with templates;
  • Optimized system setup at first launch;
  • Optimized settings checkup at launch time;
  • Optimized system setup scripts for LiveCD bootup.
  • The completely rewritten cl-kernel tool
  • Kernel settings created as Calculate templates, thus allowing:
  • Calculate-sources customization at package compilation time;
  • Transparent migration between kernel versions.
  • Dracut used for generating initramfs;
  • Kernel customization possible, as well with initramfs as without.
  • French, Russian and Bulgarian localizations available.
  • Livecd now using OverlayFS for correct support of xattr-dependent packages.
  • Udev replaced with a fork, Eudev.
  • A better support for Apple iPhone and iPod in CLDX.
  • Both XFCE and KDE environments updated, up to versions 4.12 and 4.14.6 respectively.
  • XBMC, in CMC, updated to the Kodi version.
  • The standard Gtk+ theme used in Chromium instead of Minimal White.
  • The AdBlock Plus browser extension replaced with the faster and more lightweight µBlock.
  • Minimized update errors, as all Calculate Utilities are now installed as a single package.
  • TLSv1_2 encryption for using Calculate Utilities remotely.
  • Fixed errors when joining / quitting a domain or synchronizing user profiles.
  • Files created in CDS opened correctly by MS Office software.
  • IPMI support added in CDS and CSS.
  • Portage 2.2.16 support added everywhere.

New in version 14.12 (December 17th, 2014)

  • Main changes:
  • We optimized the CL updater:
  • Updates are checked even faster on the background.
  • Calculate Utilities, Perl and Python libraries, and the rest of your packages will not be updated separately anymore.
  • If the file header only has been modified, the new configuration will be accepted automatically.
  • All obsolete package archives are cleared.
  • Added support for installing CL as a host system on virtio devices.
  • Icons somewhat edited and services rearranged for Calculate Console.
  • CLD and CLDX got back several wallpapers from previous versions.
  • A tool was added for autologin and home encryption.
  • Smoother touchpad configuration.
  • New lines were added to the French localization.
  • The timezones were updated.
  • Software changes:
  • In CLDX, the Liferea news aggregator was replaced by the RSS plugin for Claws-Mail.
  • Still in CLDX, QpdfView now comes instead of Evince.
  • Nomacs is used instead of Eog to view images with.
  • CLDX includes system information and benchmark HardInfo.
  • The Shotwell photo suite is not provided out of box anymore.
  • CLS includes FFmpeg libraries.
  • On the other hand, CLS gets a bit smaller as it provides no more wallpapers!
  • Your CPU frequency will from now on be checked with cpupower instead of the traditional cpufrequtils.
  • The cl-update-profile tool gets some new features added: namely, you can choose how you want your CL to be updated, and system settings are now reconfigured any time you switch between profiles.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Framebuffer resolution setup: fixed.
  • The 'double update trayicons' bug in CLD: fixed.
  • Icon theme switch in CLDX: fixed.
  • No more problems with getting a user profile in domains with replication.
  • Better spellchecking for Russian.
  • The Plymouth theme was fixed for the several NVidia chipsets that bugged with it when running under Nouveau.

New in version 14 (September 5th, 2014)

  • A user-friendly update tool that features:
  • Automatic updates checkup
  • Notifications shown in the system tray and in the command line
  • Both GUI and CLI interfaces for the cl-update utility, providing:
  • Remote update
  • A somewhat comprehensive localisaton for the package manager, including the packages descriptions (only English and Russian now, French coming soon)
  • The full update cycle, beginning with the repos syncing, complete with updating all dependent libraries and configuration files
  • Cache for the calculated dependencies
  • An advanced approach to profiles, that makes creating and storing modified profiles much easier:
  • Two system overlays are used, the basic one (Calculate) and the distribution specific one (Distros)
  • A new utility, cl-update-profile is introduced, that handles profile updates and supports inherited overlays, with short links pointing to popular hosting services (such as GitHub and Bitbucket)
  • A profile can be inherited from several overlays at build time
  • A better graphical interface for Calculate Utilities
  • From now on, Dracut will be used to create initramfs, including support for regular SafeMode images as well as for optimized system configurations
  • Plymouth decorations running on the login screen
  • Portage settings transferred from /etc/make.conf to /etc/portage/make.conf

New in version 13.19 (July 2nd, 2014)

  • Software update: Kernel 3.14.9, KDE 4.13.2, LibreOffice 4.2.5, Chromium 35 are here.
  • A configuration tool for Shorewall was added to CLD, CLDX, CDS and CMC.
  • exFAT is now supported in CLD, CLDX and CMC.
  • CLD and CLDX got native PulseAudio support.
  • CLDX will from now on support GStreamer.
  • In CLDX, Audacious was replaced with the Clementine audio player, while Blueman comes back handling Bluetooth configuration.
  • UEFI installation now runs correctly.
  • The screen locking problem was fixed in CLDX.
  • You can now specify the IP address of your PXE server.
  • No more errors when detecting video drivers in ISO.
  • Portage will not be unpacked at the first boot time.
  • You can again install on a Btrfs partition from the LiveCD.
  • Inxi and Dmidecode tools, that collect information about your system, were added to all versions except CLS and CSS.
  • Some applications were removed, namely gnome-ppp/kppp, DC-client, Geany.
  • Better handling of binary repositories: whenever the compilation script is modified, the dependencies got rebuilt.

New in version 13.11.1 (March 5th, 2014)

  • Big updates (kernel 3.12, KDE 4.12.2, LibreOffice 4.1, Chromium 33).
  • In CLDX, session lock will be performed with light-locker.
  • Clt templates now run correctly, as we fixed the file binding problem.
  • A new DM theme is available in CLDX.
  • Users' avatars are now supported at log in time.
  • http://pastebin.calculate-linux.org can receive colored console output via wgetpaste.
  • The tmux tool was added to all CL distributions.

New in version 13.11 (November 25th, 2013)

  • Better domain performance:
  • Graphical interfaces do not hang when the network in the domain is down.
  • If LDAP remains unresponsive for some time, the connection will be recovered with user privileges.
  • Waiting for the LDAP server when unlocking a domain user's session.
  • Applications are now running faster thanks to LDAP caching.
  • Better response time for LDAP if the latter is unavailable.
  • Network resources are restored automatically when you quit the hibernate or the suspend mode.
  • Fixes:
  • We fixed the bug that prompted for the password twice to unlock the session.
  • UEFI install bug fixed.
  • Option '--swap-size' added, allowing to specify the size of the swap partition when autopartitioning is enabled.
  • PXE install bug fixed.
  • Domain autologin fixed for the LiveCD.
  • There was a bug that sometimes occured when first booting the system; it is no more.
  • Font settings in Firefox were fixed: all sites are now displayerd correctly.
  • Network and timezone setup fixed for CLD (no more user access denied).
  • Hibernate and suspend modes fixed for CLD.
  • The user idle detection in Pidgin was fixed.
  • Calculate Directory Server and Calculate Scratch Server now install perfectly on any machines with Intel video.
  • No more deleting of Windows 7 users' profiles.
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
  • KDE 4.11.3, Amarok 2.8.0, digiKam 3.2, Chromium 31.0.1650.57, Kernel 3.10.19, LibreOffice 4.1.2.3
  • i686 - 2.0 G, x86_64 - 2.2 G

New in version 13.6 (June 24th, 2013)

  • Desktop systems now boot up several times faster, thanks to scheduling optimization for startup services and parallel bootup.
  • From now on, encryption will be supported for home directories.
  • In CLDX, multiple users can login to one client.
  • LightDM now comes as the default display manager in CLDX.
  • Xarchiver was replaced with File Roller.
  • Better support of multimedia keyboards.
  • Calculate Media Center got smaller in size.
  • Software update: Kernel 3.9.6, KDE 4.10.4, LibreOffice 4.0.4.2, Chromium 28.0.1500.45.

New in version 13.4 (April 22nd, 2013)

  • UEFI support added on 64bit systems.
  • Hibernation is TuxOnIce by default.
  • BFQ I/O scheduler supported.
  • Optional support for complete kernel removal when removing the calculate-sources package.
  • Calculate Utilities can now backup configuration files (Gentoo compatible); we've also added a module that handles modifications, like dispatch-conf always did. It comes both in a console and a GUI version.
  • The installer provides more advanced autopartitioning options.
  • The new naming convention for network interfaces has been applied.
  • Network Linux clients should now boot faster when the network is down.
  • Added synchronization profiles of domain users on reboot or power off.
  • The IRC client in CLDG and CLDX will be HexChat instead of XChat.
  • CLD now uses GParted as the GUI partition manager.
  • GNOME3 is no longer supported, as CLDG now features GNOME 2. We'll not be supporting Gnome in next versions.

New in version 13 (December 28th, 2012)

  • System:
  • Meta-packages are no longer used to manage default dependencies.
  • Portage files will be unpacked when booting for the first time.
  • Better identification of NTFS partitions.
  • Fixed the user profile configuration for VMware.
  • Composite enabled by default for VMware.
  • Should you want to replace main applications, their launch icons will be created correctly.
  • In case the user modified the local Portage/overlay repositories, those can now be restored.
  • Calculate Utilities:
  • Calculate Utilities were updated to 3.1.
  • Full French translation now available.
  • New features added for Calculate Console:
  • joining host to a Calculate Directory Server domain;
  • configuring user sessions;
  • changing user passwords;
  • viewing and editing variables' values for Calculate Utilities;
  • world update.
  • New configuration events added:
  • Portage update;
  • package removal.
  • Meet a new tool, calculate-update: for the time being, it only handles the world file, but will be able to do much more soon.
  • More functionality for configuration templates.
  • Desktop versions:
  • Calculate Linux Desktop KDE:
  • KDE was updated to 4.9.4.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop GNOME:
  • GNOME was updated to 3.4;
  • AxeMenu replaced the standard menu;
  • the Parcellite clipboard will be used from now on.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop XFCE:
  • a modified Adwaita theme is now used as the default one;
  • Elementary comes as the default icon theme;
  • the Geany IDE was added;
  • the Shotwell photo manager was added;
  • Catfish was integrated to the file manager for more efficient search;
  • we switched to SMplayer as the default video player;
  • Claws-Mail now comes with the Address Keeper plugin for address auto-completion.
  • All dictionary packages were removed, for a slimmer distribution.
  • Each CL edition is now featuring its own appearance theme.
  • Server versions:
  • Calculate Directory Server:
  • now able to run Jabber services with StartTLS;
  • SMTP authentication added.

New in version 13 Beta 1 (December 13th, 2012)

  • System:
  • Meta-packages are no longer used to manage default dependencies.
  • Each CL edition is now featuring its own appearance theme.
  • Portage files will be unpacked when booting for the first time.
  • Calculate Utilities:
  • Calculate Utilities were updated to 3.1 beta 2.
  • New features added for Calculate Console:
  • configuring user sessions;
  • changing user passwords;
  • joining host to a Calculate Directory Server domain;
  • viewing and editing variables' values for Calculate Utilities;
  • world update.
  • New configuration events were added:
  • Portage update;
  • package removal.
  • Meet a new tool, calculate-update: for the time being, it only handles the world file, but will be able to do much more soon.
  • More functionality for configuration templates.
  • Desktop versions:
  • Calculate Linux Desktop KDE:
  • KDE was updated to 4.9.4.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop GNOME:
  • GNOME was updated to 3.4;
  • AxeMenu replaced the standard menu;
  • the Parcellite clipboard will be used from now on.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop XFCE:
  • a modified Adwaita theme is now used as the default one;
  • Elementary comes as the default icon theme;
  • the Geany IDE was added;
  • we switched to SMplayer as the default video player;
  • Claws-Mail now comes with the Address Keeper plugin for address auto-completion.
  • All dictionary packages were removed, for a slimmer distribution.
  • Server versions:
  • Calculate Directory Server:
  • now able to run Jabber services with StartTLS;
  • SMTP authentication will be added in the final release.

New in version 11.6 (June 30th, 2011)

  • Installation:
  • Added support for selecting the network manager between OpenRC and NetworkManager.
  • Added support of network configuration to the console installer.
  • Booting:
  • For better support the devices and booting speed up Udev has been integrated into initramfs livecd.
  • Grub2 is the boot loader by default.
  • Added detection of installed operating systems.
  • Graphics:
  • Added screen splash auto-resolution.
  • Added video driver choice menu. Additionally the nouveau and the proprietary ati driver are supported.
  • Free video driver with support for KMS are used by default.
  • Nvidia is no longer a pre-driver and is installed on demain at first boot.
  • Distribution
  • Used XZ compression format for livecd image.
  • Using the hybrid ISO images with support for recording to CD and USB Flash.
  • To Calculate Scratch Server set up a repository of binary packages.
  • Other:
  • Added integration with the Web service http://pastebin.calculate-linux.org.
  • In the CDS adds support for storing the history of e-mail letters.
  • Shorewall has been included in the CDS for the firewall configuration.
  • Added support for Portuguese and Romanian languages​​.

New in version 11.6 Beta 1 (May 22nd, 2011)

  • Using the hybrid ISO images with support for recording to CD and USB Flash.
  • To better support the devices and booting speed up Udev has been integrated into initramfs livecd.
  • Added screen splash auto-resolution.
  • Added video driver choice menu. Additionally the nouveau and the proprietary ati driver are supported.
  • Free video driver with support for KMS are used by default.
  • Nvidia is installed to the system only when the user selects.
  • Added integration with web service pastebin.calculate-linux.org.
  • Used XZ livecd image compression format.
  • Shorewall has been included in the CDS for the firewall configuration.

New in version 11.3 (March 13th, 2011)

  • Updated desktop environment KDE 4.6.1 and GNOME 2.32.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop now include LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.
  • Improved integration of GTK-apps LibreOffice, Chromium, Gimp, Xsane surrounded KDE Added Plasma, used styling Oxygen.
  • Full removal of the HAL package.
  • Support for installation on the device /dev/cciss (HP servers).
  • Added support for printers Samsung.
  • Fixed installation on USB-HDD.

New in version 11.0 (January 24th, 2011)

  • Added binary repositories for Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD, CLDG and CLDX) and Calculate Directory Server (CDS) with rolling-release support.
  • New minimalistic distro Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) is now available.
  • Added new package: calculate-assemble.
  • Weekly builds are now available to public.
  • More user-friendly interface Calculate Linux Desktop.
  • Support for the combined storage of user profiles for different versions Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD, CLDG and CLDX).
  • Better support for netbooks.
  • Added support for Canon printers.
  • Updated Portage to version 2.2.
  • Calculate Directory Server now includes new installer: cl-install.
  • Using UUID to identify partitions.
  • Using KMS for Intel video cards.

New in version 10.9 (October 8th, 2010)

  • New installer cl-install with graphical front-end cl-install-gui.
  • Migrate to the new format of templates by Calculate 2.2 utilities that allows to selectively modify the config files of supported types.
  • Support for custom templates with the extension '.clt', located in the directory with configuration files.
  • Auto-tuning the configuration files of new versions of packages in the installation process with the possibility of AutoCorrect.
  • Setting up custom applications while working in a graphical session during the installation packages.
  • Added support of domain users outside the network.
  • Reduced power consumption.
  • Use SHA256 for storing passwords.
  • Support for installation in several sections showing the different file systems.
  • Support for adding users during the installation.
  • Support for "back" to clean Gentoo-system, and install additional capacity to Calculate Linux Gentoo-compatible system.
  • Instead of the path /usr/calculate/share for the resources now used /var/calculate.
  • As a browser now uses Chromium.
  • Added all versions of Skype desktops.
  • Added FTP client FileZilla for CLDG/CLDX.
  • Added a twitter-client Choqok for KDE and Pino for Gnome/XFCE version.
  • As a torrent-client in Gnome/XFCE is now using Deluge.
  • Instead of Slim in CLDX used the login manager GDM.
  • Added support for the Bulgarian language.

New in version 10.4 (April 8th, 2010)

  • FEATURES:
  • “Out-of-the-box” client-server solution for small and medium businesses.
  • 100% compatible with Gentoo.
  • Interactive system build and configuration process allows to make changes in the distribution.
  • Supported languages: English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Ukrainian.
  • Can be installed on USB-Flash or USB-HDD with ext4, ext3, ext2, reiserfs, xfs or jfs.
  • Main changes:
  • Added new Calculate Linux Desktop with GNOME desktop environment.
  • Added 'cl-passwd' that allows to change user's domain password in CDS authentication facility.
  • Reduced system's footprint.
  • Transfer rate of a roaming profile from remote server is significantly improved.
  • Added ability to customize application updates through the file ~/.calculate/ini.env.
  • By default, included a parallel package installation.
  • Added support for more printer models (HP, Epson and others).
  • Additionally in CLD:
  • By default desktop displays the directory ~/Desktop.
  • OpenOffice uses style 'Oxygen', added support for KDE menu for open and save files.
  • Additionally in CLDX:
  • Increased performance for older PCs.
  • Added progress bar for login process to domain.
  • Changed menu structure so it looks similar to KDE and Gnome versions.
  • Added the client file sharing network Direct Connect LinuxDC++.
  • Added Liferea aggregator for online news.
  • In Pidgin added support for Facebook, shortcuts.
  • In Firefox added xclear plugin.
  • Fixed keyboard layout in tty1.
  • Additionally in CDS:
  • Added support for the execution of user commands at the server through the CLD profile ~/.calculate/desktop.env.
  • Supported by packing profile to the archive, change the user password in the LDAP server.

New in version 10.4 Beta 1 (March 19th, 2010)

  • Centralized user authorization in the presence Calculate Directory Server.
  • Support for storing the user's desktop settings on the server, including centralized configuration applications.
  • User-friendly desktop that simplifies the study of the system.
  • Can be installed on USB-Flash or USB-HDD with ext4, ext3, ext2, reiserfs, xfs or jfs.
  • Supported languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and French.
  • 100% compatible with Gentoo repositories.
  • Benefits:
  • Auto-tuning applications at logon based on the server settings.
  • Easy update through repository Portage.

New in version 9.7 (July 3rd, 2009)

  • Support of Italian and Polish has been added.
  • The system installation on USB Flash card has been added. You need in 2 Gb for it.
  • The forming of a new user account in KDE was accelerated by 2.5 times.
  • The setting of sound card has been added.
  • The identification of PCs and notebooks with using of 2 video cards has been added.
  • Unmasking of the unstable programm versions was made with taking account of the last available version at the building system time.
  • The option for boot of the LiveDVD image into the cash has been added. This routine is possible only for PC with more than 2 Gb of cash.
  • File README.html with description of installation has been added on the livecd desktop.
  • All packages are collected from the ebuild files Calculate Overlay. Thus Calculate Linux Desktop KDE is compatible with Gentoo on 100%.

New in version 9.6 (May 29th, 2009)

  • To boot from the DVD using isolinux.
  • Added a choice of keyboard layout when booting from the DVD.
  • Graphical network configuration tool Wicd has added. Wicd Manager responds for setup of network interfaces now.
  • The setting of videocard during download from DVD has made through video drivers Xorg.
  • The installation image will not distribute like a selected file. The system can be updated to version 9.5 of the ISO file without recording to DVD.
  • The storage way of user accounts on the server was changed. It hasn't to use with older versions of the system.
  • The computer, which was entered in to domain, switches on normal mode during the boot if communication with server will be broke.
  • Improved the support for booting from USB DVD.

New in version 9.5 (April 29th, 2009)

  • Language support extended:
  • The number of supported languages now include: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian and French.
  • System fast booting:
  • convert to LZMA booting disk pattern compression.
  • convert to OpenRC Services Management System.
  • installation support on ext4 file system service added.
  • Simplified installation:
  • When you boot from DVD there is no longer user password guest required.
  • Livecd root-disk root-user password is replaced by root. When installing the system and sshd launching password check is added.
  • New systems:
  • Languagetool extension added to OpenOffice grammar check.
  • Cuneiform-Qt a graphical interface for Cuneiform OCR systems added.
  • Kdenline video editing program added .
  • QStarDict replaced StarDict.