Chakra GNU/Linux Changelog

New in version 2015.03

March 13th, 2015
  • This is a maintenance release to fix some installation issues and provide all the updated packages that landed in the stable repositories since the previous release. The main new feature is that our ISO now supports booting and installing on UEFI systems.
  • KDE Software:
  • Chakra provides the Applications 14.12.2, except for the applications that have been ported to frameworks 5, which will remain on their 4.14.3 versions.
  • kde-workspace 4.11.16 and kdelibs 4.14.5
  • Frameworks 5.7
  • Calligra 2.9.0
  • Core Packages:
  • kernel 3.18.3
  • xorg-server 1.16.4
  • systemd 218
  • qt5 group 5.4.1
  • Tribe:
  • Gained support for UEFI installations.
  • Drivers:
  • xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.1
  • xf86-video-ati 7.5.0
  • xf86-video-intel 2.99.916
  • mesa 10.3.5
  • nvidia 346.35 (also nvidia 340.65, 304.125)
  • catalyst 14.12

New in version 2014.09 (October 1st, 2014)

  • KDE Software Compilation:
  • Chakra provides the latest stable version released by KDE, 4.14.1.
  • dhcpcd has been replaced by dhclient as a dependency for networkmanager
  • Core Packages:
  • kernel 3.15.15
  • xorg-server 1.15.2
  • systemd 216
  • Kapudan:
  • New artwork designed from scratch.
  • Improved welcome page indications.
  • Added the option to enable [extra], to help newcomers to install basic GTK+ apps, like chromium or firefox.
  • Spun activation is now replaced by default by the octopi-notifier.
  • Drivers:
  • Nvidia 340.31
  • Catalyst 14.4
  • xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.10
  • xf86-video-ati 7.4.0
  • xf86-video-intel 2.21.15
  • mesa 10.2.6
  • Have in mind that the catalyst-legacy package has been dropped from the repositories because it doesn't support the latest X server. Consider using the free driver (xf86-video-ati) which now has better support for legacy graphic cards than in the past.
  • The nvidia-bumblebee package is now replaced by nvidia and bumblebee, please follow the wiki instructions on how to install it if you are system supports nvidia optimus technology.

New in version 2014.05 (May 21st, 2014)

  • KDE Software Compilation:
  • Chakra provides the latest stable version of the KDE SC series, 4.13.1. In the 4.13 series, Nepomuk search has been replaced by Baloo. In Chakra we have implemented the patch that permits the user to disable Baloo, but our suggestion is to keep it enabled. Please report any issues you find with the default settings.
  • Chakra Tools: .
  • Our tools are fully translated in more than 30 languages, thanks of the amazing job done by our users on transifex.
  • Artwork:
  • New Chakra Logo.
  • New default theme "Sirius" for GRUB, KDM, KSplash, Yakuake and a new Desktop wallpaper.
  • Drivers:
  • Nvidia 331.38
  • Catalyst 13.12
  • xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.10
  • xf86-video-ati 7.2.0
  • xf86-video-intel 2.21.15
  • mesa 10.0.5
  • Have in mind that the catalyst-legacy package has been dropped from the repositories because it doesn't support the new X server. Consider using the free driver (xf86-video-ati) which now has better support for legacy graphic cards than in the past.
  • Core Packages:
  • kernel 3.12.15
  • xorg-server 1.14.5
  • systemd 212
  • New Applications added by default
  • octopi
  • kcm-pacman-repoeditor, which helps you edit pacman repositories through System Settings.
  • kcm-about-distro, which can also be found under System Settings and shows a small summary of your system and installation.
  • Kup, a simple yet powerful backup solution, using rsync and/or bup to perform both incremental and synchronized backups.
  • kcalc

New in version 2014.02 (February 4th, 2014)

  • KDE Software Compilation:
  • Chakra provides the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series: 4.12.1
  • kde-workspace has been patched to display the width or height (depending on orientation) of Plasma panels when resizing them
  • We now provide kde-connect, which aims at making your computer aware and seamlessly integrated with all your devices
  • Enabled login/logout sounds
  • Tribe (installer):
  • General text and GUI cleanup
  • Removed Marble slider bar from the localepage
  • Kapudan (first run desktop greeter):
  • Create home directories by default
  • ksuperkey installed by default
  • Avatar page removed
  • Artwork:
  • Updated Caledonia theme
  • New wallpaper by yaromanzarek
  • New yakuake Chakra theme
  • Drivers:
  • Nvidia 331.20, Catalyst 13.12, xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.10, xf86-video-ati 7.2.0, mesa 10.0.1, xf86-video-intel 2.21.15
  • The catalyst-legacy package has been dropped from the repositories because it doesn't support the new X server, and is not available on the ISO anymore. Consider using the free driver (xf86-video-ati) which now has better support for legacy graphic cards than in the past.
  • Core Packages:
  • kernel 3.12.6
  • xorg-server 1.14.5
  • systemd 204
  • udisks2 now includes a new polkit rule to enable automounting of NTFS partitions
  • memtest 5.01, with optional multithreading support which makes memory checks much faster
  • The extra repository, which is disabled by default, provides the must-have GTK-based applications and their dependencies. To enable it, please follow this step by step guide. For more information, check Managing Repositories in the documentation.
  • Once Chakra is installed on your system, you will find the latest versions of your favorite software in our repositories:
  • KDE Software Compilation: 4.12.1.
  • Web: Chromium 32.0.1700.77, Firefox 26.0, Opera 12.16, QupZilla 1.6.0, Rekonq 2.4.2.
  • Multimedia: KMPlayer 0.11.3.1, SMPlayer 0.8.6, Plasma Media Center 1.2.0, VLC 2.1.2
  • Music: Amarok 2.8.0, Musique 1.3, Qmmp 0.7.4, Tomahawk 0.7.0, Yarock 0.9.65.
  • Development: Blender 2.69, KDevelop 4.6.0, Kdenlive 0.9.6, QtCreator 3.0.0, Rosegarden 13.10.
  • Office: Calligra 2.7.5, FocusWriter 1.4.4, LibreOffice 4.1.4.
  • Finances: KMyMoney 4.6.4, Skrooge 1.8.0.
  • Other: DigiKam 3.5.0, KDE Telepathy 0.7.0

New in version 2013.09 (September 23rd, 2013)

  • Enhanced propietary driver detection in the live ISO, which means nvidia and catalyst are both supported directly from the ISO (as well as their legacy counterparts).
  • "Magic Monitor" functionality with the new KScreen, the display management utility in KDE that replaces krandr. KScreen improves the user experience when working with multiple monitors in KDE. It provides a modern user interface and can automatically save and restore screen configuration profiles.
  • kernel 3.10.10, with some patches to fix the broadcom wireless driver. Nvidia and Catalyst are at their latest version, so are the free graphics drivers.
  • systemd 204, see the announcement for a full list of changes, it is mainly a bugfix release.
  • There are some minor bugs present in this ISO that we could not fix in time because they would delay this release even more. We decided offering a new ISO was much more urgent as the previous one was really oudated. Among them...
  • Selecting homerun in Kapudan will not add it to the panel.
  • Not entering a username in Tribe (our installer) will result in an error message about KDM.
  • Have in mind that the partition manager still has troubles with GPT partition tables. To workaround this, please follow our wiki.
  • The Extra repository provides the must-have GTK-based applications with their dependencies and it is disabled by default. To enable it, please follow this step by step guide. For more information, check Managing Repositories in the documentation.
  • In addition, by popular community demand, we now also offer the ISO file through an official torrent. You will find the link to it on the Get page.
  • KDE Software Compilation 4.11.1.
  • Web: Chromium 29.0.1547.65, Firefox 23.0.1, Opera 12.16, QupZilla 1.4.4, Rekonq 2.3.2.
  • Multimedia: KMPlayer 0.11.3d, SMPlayer 0.8.6, Plasma Media Center 1.1.0, VLC 2.0.8a
  • Music: Amarok 2.8.0, Musique 1.2.1, Qmmp 0.7.2, Tomahawk 0.7.0, Yarock 0.9.63.
  • Development: Blender 2.68, KDevelop 4.5.1, Kdenlive 0.9.6, QtCreator 2.8.1, Rosegarden 13.06.
  • Office: Calligra 2.7.2, FocusWriter 1.4.4, LibreOffice 4.0.5.
  • Finances: KMyMoney 4.6.3, Skrooge 1.7.1.
  • Other: digiKam 3.4.0, KDE Telepathy 0.6.3.

New in version 2013.05 (May 31st, 2013)

  • KDE Software Compilation 4.10.3.
  • Web: Chromium 26.0.1410.63, Firefox 21.0, Opera 12.15, QupZilla 1.4.2, Rekonq 2.3.0.
  • Multimedia: KMPlayer 0.11.3d, SMPlayer 0.8.5, Plasma Media Center 1.0.0, VLC 2.0.6, XBMC 12.2.
  • Music: Amarok 2.7.1, Musique 1.2.1, Qmmp 0.7.0, Tomahawk 0.7.0, Yarock 0.9.62.
  • Development: Blender 2.66a, KDevelop 4.5.0, Kdenlive 0.9.6, QtCreator 2.7.0, Rosegarden 13.04.
  • Office: Calligra 2.6.3, FocusWriter 1.4.2, LibreOffice 4.0.3.
  • Finances: KMyMoney 4.6.3, Skrooge 1.7.1.
  • Other: digiKam 3.1.0, KDE Telepathy 0.6.1.

New in version 2013.03 (March 11th, 2013)

  • With this second release of "Benz"(a code name that will follow the KDE SC 4.10 series), the Chakra-Project team is very happy to announce a new feature that has been on the wishlist for quite some time. Tribe (the installer) has a netinstaller feature implemented, giving the user the option for a regular offline install, or install fully updated packages, starting with a minimal functional KDE desktop, and adding groups of packages to that minimal install as desired.
  • KDE SC is updated to 4.10.1. The over 100 recorded bugfixes since 4.10.0 include improvements to the Personal Information Management suite Kontact, the Window Manager KWin, and others. KDE's Development Platform has received a number of updates that affect multiple applications.
  • For our other tools Kapudan has launchers added and improved systemd units activation handling. GFXboot has improved keyboard options and for the artwork, the "Dharma Grub" theme is updated.
  • As for the repositories, there were a large amount of updates to base packages, including Glib2 2.34.3, Networkmanager 0.9.8.0, Iw 3.8, Libffi 3.0.12, Libnl 3.2.21, Db 5.3.21, Apr 1.4.6, with updates to all that depend on these. Calligra 2.6.1, LibreOffice to 4.0.1, Chromium 25.0.1364.160, Firefox 19.0.2 are among the many applications and bundles updated to their latest version.
  • The much anticipated Steam has been added to the games repositories.
  • With our first "Benz" ISO release, we mentioned three major features missing. With the netinstaller in place, we are down to two, most obvious is no GUI for package management and Tribe's partition page is missing the Solid integration, needed to have automated partitioning and support for LVM, RAID, LUKS and the likes, which we know are needed for a complete, modern installer.
  • To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and DVDs need a burn speed no higher than 4x.

New in version 2013.02 (February 11th, 2013)

  • Mariadb has replaced MySql. Boost 1.52.0, Icu 50.1.2, Mesa 9.0.2, Poppler 0.22.0, Openjpeg 1.5.1, PyQt 4.9.6, Networkmanager 0.9.6.4, Virtuoso 6.1.6, Phonon-backend-gstreamer 4.6.3, Calligra 2.6.0, LibreOffice 3.6.5, are among the many updated to their latest version. As always, the bundles are fully updated, this includes for example Firefox 18.0.2, Chromium 24.0.1312.68, GIMP 2.8.4 and Inkscape 0.48.4.

New in version 2013.01 (January 7th, 2013)

  • KDE 4.9.5
  • Linux 3.6.6 (3.0.43 optional)
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool
  • Artwork theme called "Dharma"
  • Latest openssl 1.0.1c, krb5 1.10.3, curl-7.28.1, libssh2-1.4.3
  • Enhancements to Chakra tools Tribe and Kapudan
  • Updated sound stack including Pulseaudio 3.0, and inclusion of gstreamer 1.0.3 packages
  • A first showcase of the all new Qt5 and five apps/widgets included in this new version

New in version 2012.12 (December 7th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.9.4
  • Linux 3.6.6 (3.0.43 optional)
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool
  • Artwork theme called "Dharma"
  • Latest Grub2-2.00, including graphical dharma theme, Qt 4.8.4
  • Enhancements to Chakra tools like cbundle/cinstall, welcome-plasmoid, tribe and spun
  • Updated systemd, kmod, mkinitcpio, filesystem, latest proprietary graphics drivers, including the all new catalyst-legacy
  • Latest toolchain with gcc 4.7.2, updated libpng, libtiff and glew stack

New in version 2012.10 (October 29th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.9.2
  • Linux 3.5.6 (3.0.43 optional)
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool
  • Artwork theme called "Dharma"
  • Latest Grub2-2.00, including graphical dharma theme, Qt 4.8.3
  • Enhancements to Chakra tools like cbundle/cinstall, welcome-plasmoid, tribe and spun
  • Updated systemd, kmod, mkinitcpio, filesystem, latest proprietary graphics drivers, including the all new catalyst-legacy
  • Merge of udev into systemd, 15 dri packages into one mesa, removal of hal, consolekit, initscripts, sysvinit

New in version 2012.09 (September 9th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.9.1
  • Linux 3.4.6 (3.0.35 optional)
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool
  • All new artwork called "Dharma"
  • Latest Grub2-2.00, including graphical dharma theme, Qt 4.8.2
  • Enhancements to Chakra tools like cbundle/cinstall, welcome-plasmoid, tribe and spun
  • Updated poppler, openal, openjpeg, new sound-stack and all the latest proprietary graphics drivers, including the all new catalyst-legacy
  • Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch

New in version 2012.08 (August 25th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.9.0
  • Linux 3.4.6 (3.0.35 optional)
  • Latest Grub2-2.00, including graphical dharma theme, Qt 4.8.2
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool
  • All new artwork called "Dharma"
  • Enhancements to Chakra tools like cbundle/cinstall, welcome-plasmoid, tribe and the introduction of "spun"
  • Updated xorg-server, and all the latest proprietary graphics drivers, including the all new catalyst-legacy
  • Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch

New in version 2012.07 (July 4th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.8.3
  • Linux 3.4.3 (3.0.35 optional)
  • Qt 4.8.2
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • Updated kmod, filesystem, zlib, udev, util-linux, mesa stack, and too many to list all here
  • Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch

New in version 2012.05 (May 15th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.8.3
  • Linux 3.2.8 (3.0.22 optional)
  • Qt 4.8.1
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • New toolchain, including gcc 4.7 and glib2 2.15
  • Switch to kmod

New in version 2012.04 (April 17th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.8.2
  • Linux 3.2.8 (3.0.22 optional)
  • Qt 4.8.1
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • Switch to kmod

New in version 2012.02 (February 12th, 2012)

  • KDE 4.8.0
  • Linux 3.2.2 (2.6.35.14 optional)
  • Qt 4.8
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • Boost 1.48, switch to GRUB2

New in version 2011.12 (December 19th, 2011)

  • KDE 4.7.4
  • Linux 3.1.4 (2.6.35.14 optional)
  • Updated sound-stack
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • updated mesa-stack

New in version 2011.11 (November 6th, 2011)

  • KDE 4.7.3
  • Linux 3.0.8
  • gcc updated to 4.6.1, glibc to 2.14.1
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • ported tribe for KDE 4.7 series
  • updated dbus
  • QtWebkit 2.2
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • updated mesa-stack

New in version 2011.10.26 (October 27th, 2011)

  • KDE 4.7.2
  • Linux 3.0.7
  • gcc updated to 4.6.1, glibc to 2.14.1
  • minimal image you can build your desktop on
  • ported tribe for KDE 4.7 series
  • updated dbus
  • QtWebkit 2.2
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • updated mesa-stack

New in version 2011.09 (August 29th, 2011)

  • KDE 4.7.0
  • Linux 3.0.3
  • minimal image you can build your desktop on
  • ported tribe for KDE 4.7 series
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • updated mesa-stack
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.11 and Xorg-Server 1.10.4
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • switch from heimdal to krb5 (including rebuilds of depending pkgs)
  • fixed burg theme
  • burg saves last boot-state
  • fixes for kvm and virtualbox
  • updated networkmanagement

New in version 2011.04-r2 (July 18th, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.39 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10.3 and Xorg-Server 1.10.3
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6.5
  • Updated chakra tools
  • fixed chakra-initscripts
  • AppSet-Qt (replacement for cinstall & yapan)
  • Quick-Usbformatter added
  • UFW as default firewall added
  • Kneda as plasmatheme added

New in version 2011.04-r1 (June 13th, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.38 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10.2 and Xorg-Server 1.10.2
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6.4
  • Updated chakra tools
  • fixed chakra-initscripts
  • AppSet-Qt (replacement for cinstall & yapan)
  • Quick-Usbformatter added
  • UFW as default firewall added
  • Kneda as plasmatheme added

New in version 2011.04 (April 28th, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.38 series
  • Kernel 2.6.35-lts series (only on DVD)
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10 and Xorg-Server 1.9.5
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6.2
  • Updated chakra tools
  • fixed chakra-initscripts
  • AppSet-Qt (replacement for cinstall & yapan)
  • Quick-Usbformatter added
  • UFW as default firewall added
  • Kneda as plasmatheme added

New in version 0.4 Beta 2 (February 17th, 2011)

  • Using stable repositories
  • Kernel 2.6.37 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10
  • Xorg-Server 1.9.4
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6.0
  • Updated chakra tools
  • yapan, ufw and other nice tools added

New in version 0.4 Beta 1 (January 31st, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.37 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10
  • Xorg-Server 1.9.3.901
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6.0
  • Updated chakra tools
  • Known bugs fixed in Tribe

New in version 0.3.2 (January 31st, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.37 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10
  • Xorg-Server 1.9.3.901
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.5.5
  • Updated chakra tools
  • Known bugs fixed in Tribe

New in version 0.3.2 RC2 (January 24th, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.37 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10
  • Xorg-Server 1.9.3.901
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.5.5
  • Known bugs fixed in Tribe

New in version 0.4 Alpha 3 (January 10th, 2011)

  • Kernel 2.6.37 series
  • Xorg 7.6 Stack with Mesa 7.10 and Xorg-Server 1.9.3.901
  • Updated Xorg Drivers
  • KDE SC 4.6rc2
  • New oxygen-gtk engines
  • Hal free the first time
  • Known bugs fixed in Tribe

New in version 0.4 Alpha 1 (November 30th, 2010)

  • Aufs2
  • Kernel 2.6.36.1 is based on aufs 2.1-36-2010-11-22.
  • NVidia legacy
  • Both legacy drivers got updated to support xorg19.
  • ATI Issue fixed
  • Thanks flies out to Anke and Ilumi for pointing me into the right direction fixing the ATI-Issue we had with 0.2.75.0. Compositing is disabled for ATI FOSS drivers also on installed system.
  • Intel
  • Compositing is disabled by default for a while to fix shadow bug of kickoff menu also on installed system. If you have big black borders around the kickoff menu or notification messages (mostly on intel hardware) go to "System Settings > Desktop Effects > Advanced" and change "Compositing type" to "XRender" which might slow down alot.
  • Larch
  • Chakra GNU/Linux uses Larch8 series now. We changed it just minimal. Most is the original larch8 by Michael Towers.
  • GTK2+
  • This image is gtk2 free, so you will miss flashplugin in this image. Also you can't start nvidia-settings since it needs gtk2 too. Use nvidia-xconfig instead. You can always install missing packages with pacman/cinstall from our repositories. Read more about gtk-freeness here.
  • Debug Packages
  • Now you can install debug-packages for KDE SC again. Just type this cmd: sudo pacman -Sy kde-debug
  • Log Packages
  • Now you can install log-packages for KDE SC again. Just type this cmd: sudo pacman -Sy chakra-log

New in version 0.2.4 (November 24th, 2010)

  • addedpacks:
  • chakra-hardware-detection updated
  • chakra-initscripts ported to larch8
  • larch8 support added
  • updated tool-chain
  • some more pkg-updates
  • tribe:
  • more code cleaning
  • more gui rework
  • initial translations activated

New in version 0.3 Beta 3 Preview 2 (November 16th, 2010)

  • Kernel-2.6.35.6-2 with lzma support
  • aufs2-builtin
  • KDE SC 4.5.2
  • Xorg-Server 1.8.2
  • Catalyst-10.9
  • NVidia-256 and NVidia legacy series

New in version 0.3 Beta 1 (October 19th, 2010)

  • Kernel-2.6.35.6-2 with lzma support
  • aufs2-builtin
  • KDE SC 4.5.2
  • Xorg-Server 1.8.2
  • Catalyst-10.9
  • NVidia-256 and NVidia legacy series

New in version 0.2.0 (August 30th, 2010)

  • Features:
  • Kernel-2.6.33.7-2 with lzma support
  • aufs2-20100514-6
  • KDE SC 4.4.5
  • Xorg-Server 1.7.7
  • Catalyst-10.6
  • NVidia-256 and NVidia legacy series
  • Installed locales:
  • catala
  • deutsch
  • english
  • espaƱol

New in version Alpha 5 (March 30th, 2010)

  • The usability of the Chakra LiveCDs we added support for some important features:
  • print, and configure printers
  • complete management of optic drives, now you can extract sound from CD/DVD's and write medias with k3b and virtually mount iso images
  • drop-down konsole tecnology with Yakuake
  • management of dial-up modems and broadband USB 3g/HSDPA with knetworkmanager & modemmanager
  • a lot of new languages were added to the boot menu, to automatically configure your keyboard and locale settings in live mode
  • Features:
  • Kernel-2.6.32.10-1chakra with lzma support
  • aufs2-20091203-2chakra
  • KDEmod 4.4.1
  • Chakra tools updated (aqpm2, shaman2)
  • Xorg-Server 1.7.5.902
  • Catalyst support temp. dropped
  • NVidia-190 and NVidia legancy series are the only propertary drivers atm
  • added lots of new languages to bootmenu
  • using ARM state (2010.03.26)

New in version Crush (November 1st, 2009)

  • Today we are pleased to announce a development release named 'Crush' of our very own Chakra live media. It comes only as minimal edition this time due to minimal changes. I added our Chakra Tools from Git to test them out on the live media. It's a hybrid ISO as usual. Most noticeable changes and additions since 'Fuzzy': Linux kernel 2.6.31.5 + fglrx patch, updated KDE 4.3.2 packages, updated Tribe, Catalyst 9.10 + utilities, updated NVIDIA 190.x drivers, vesa mode test option.

New in version Fuzzy (October 22nd, 2009)

  • kernel-2.6.31.4 + fglrx-patch
  • KDE 4.3.2 + extra apps and components
  • updated tribe
  • dvd-profile added

New in version Alpha 3 (October 1st, 2009)

  • Today we're pleased to announce the release of Alpha 3 (Test) of our very own Chakra LiveCD. It contains a big amount of fixed bugs and polishing, which has been done all over the place. There is also a slew of new features like a improved hardware detection, an autoupdater called chase, updated shaman and a brand new Hybrid-Image to allow installation without wasting a CD.

New in version Alpha 1 (December 29th, 2008)

  • After around one year of planning and development, this is the first public alpha build of our liveCD. Taken right from the middle of our development efforts, this is an incomplete but somewhat-stabilized snapshot, so you have something to try over christmas. It is intended for adventurous testers and people who want to test Tribe, our installer, and the hardware detection. Although we have tested it on different hardware configurations, you should be careful when installing it. It is in no way meant to be stable or even usable. To make it short: this is an alpha, you have been warned...
  • The installation includes a plain and simple Arch Linux installation + our modular KDE packages, and no other external stuff. Not even grub-gfx or the boot splash will be installed - it is 100% compatible to Arch Linux and we do not intend to change that. We just dont want to hack around for things like a boot splash screen. This stuff should be implemented upstream, where it belongs, and not by us...