Kongoni GNU/Linux Changelog

New in version 2011 Beta 2

April 12th, 2011
  • Kernel 2.6.37.6-libre
  • KDE 4.6.2
  • PulseAudio 0.9.22
  • NetworkManager 0.8.3.998
  • ModemManager 0.4
  • digiKam 1.9.0
  • Chromium 10.0.648.204
  • qTwitter 0.10.0
  • K3B 2.0.2
  • Amarok 2.4.0
  • KTorrent 4.1.0
  • Bluedevil 1.0.4
  • Gnash 0.8.9
  • LibreOffice 3.3.2 (in repository)
  • OpenJDK 1.6.0_22 (in repository)
  • Icecat 3.6.16 (in repository)
  • Lightspark 0.4.6.1 (in repository)

New in version 1.12.3 Alpha 2 (June 8th, 2010)

  • It took a while, but now second alpha of Kongoni GNU/Linux is here. I’ve been working a lot to make sure that the installer (KSI) works right, taking in consideration there were a lot of issues with it. The main issue was the fact that you couldn’t install the system if there wasn’t any swap partition setup before, which it wasn’t really good and had to be fixed. Besides working on KSI, we also moved up with the kernel and now Kongoni runs on 2.6.34, named 2.6.34-desktop. Of course you will find the same things build in, like squashfs4 with lzma support, aufs2, btrfs, logfs, Nouveau and so on. We also remove BFS (Brain Fuck Scheduler) from the kernel, as I noticed that it doesn’t help the system too much, plus it can crash in certain cases the system. Update gnash to the latest version (0.8.7) and added full flash support for konqueror using gnash, added smooth-tasks (thanks to PCLinuxOS), renamed config_xorg package to xorgconfig and now the automatic option in xorgconfig.sh will not use a configuration file letting X Server to setup the display.
  • Since the last release also we have synchronized Kongoni with the stable version of Slackware 13.1.

New in version 1.12.2 Alpha (May 8th, 2009)

  • Kongoni is a desktop-focused GNU/Linux distribution with significant inspiration from the BSD UNIX systems. It is based on Slackware Linux 12.2 with the latest upstream patches and also features KDE 4.2.2 and the latest stable releases of most common desktop applications such, as OpenOffice.org. This release includes the first versions of several Kongoni-specific tools, including Ports Installation GUI (PIG), which provides a simple graphical tool for installing, managing and even creating software ports, and Kongoni Instant Setup System (KISS), which provides a simple and highly extensible interface for common configuration tasks.