Parsix GNU/Linux Changelog

New in version 8.0 TEST 3

August 29th, 2015
  • Linux 4.1.6
  • GNOME Shell 3.16.3
  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 40.0
  • Chromium Browser 43.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.19
  • GParted 0.19.0
  • Empathy 3.12.10
  • GIMP 2.8.14
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.28
  • VLC 2.2.1

New in version 8.0 TEST 2 (July 30th, 2015)

  • Linux 4.0.9
  • GNOME Shell 3.16.3
  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 39.0
  • Chromium Browser 43.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.19
  • GParted 0.19.0
  • Empathy 3.12.10
  • GIMP 2.8.14
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.28
  • VLC 2.2.1

New in version 7.5r0 (May 17th, 2015)

  • Linux 3.14.41
  • GNOME Shell 3.14.4
  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 37.0.2
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.8
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.18
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.5 Test 3 (April 25th, 2015)

  • Linux 3.14.38
  • GNOME Shell 3.14.4
  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 37.0
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.8
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.18
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.5 Test 2 (April 12th, 2015)

  • Linux 3.14.36
  • GNOME Shell 3.14.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 37.0
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.8
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.18
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.5 Test 1 (February 23rd, 2015)

  • Linux 3.14.32
  • GNOME Shell 3.14.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.16.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 35.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.7
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.18
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.0r1 (February 14th, 2015)

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (code name Nestor) brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment, a brand new kernel built using or modernized kernel build system, updated installer and support for UEFI based systems. This version has been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of February 6, 2015. Parsix Nestor ships with GNOME 3.12 and LibreOffice productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.12.2, X.Org 1.14.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 35.0.1, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.18 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 3.14.32 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ.

New in version 7.0r0 (November 9th, 2014)

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (code name Nestor) brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment, a brand new kernel built using or modernized kernel build system, updated installer and support for UEFI based systems. This version has been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of November 6, 2014. Parsix Nestor ships with GNOME 3.12 and LibreOffice productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.12.2, X.Org 7.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 33.0, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.10 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 3.14.23 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ.
  • Updated Packages:
  • Linux 3.14.23
  • GNOME Shell 3.12.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 33.0
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.7
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.0 Test 3 (October 19th, 2014)

  • Linux 3.14.21
  • GNOME Shell 3.12.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 32.0.3
  • Chromium Browser 37.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.6
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.0 Test 2 (September 26th, 2014)

  • Linux 3.14.19
  • GNOME Shell 3.12.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 32.0
  • Chromium Browser 35.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.6
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 7.0 Test 1 (August 19th, 2014)

  • Linux 3.14.17
  • GNOME Shell 3.12.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 31.0
  • Chromium Browser 35.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.12.4
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 1.0.0
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 6.0r0 (April 27th, 2014)

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0 (code name Trev) brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment, a brand new kernel, updated installer and systemd based, live boot system. This version has been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of April 17, 2014. Parsix Trev ships with GNOME 3.10 and LibreOffice productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.10.3, X.Org 7.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 28.0, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.10.1, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.10 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 3.12.17 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ.
  • Updated Packages:
  • Linux 3.12.17
  • GNOME Shell 3.10.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 28.0
  • Chromium Browser 34.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.10.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10
  • VLC 2.0.6
  • Other Notable Changes:
  • New artwork, based on ​Metal X Shell Theme by justviper, ​Red Sky wallpaper by vally5, ​Foresight GTK-2 theme engine by Og Maciel and, ​Faience icon theme by tiheum. Artwork is a work in progress and not final yet.
  • Updated Adobe flash player to 11.2.202.350 (for 32 and 6b bit).

New in version 6.0 Test 3 (April 7th, 2014)

  • This version ships with GNOME Shell 3.10.3, and Linux 3.12.15 kernel built on top of rock solid Debian Wheezy (7.0) platform.
  • A lot of updates have been made and all reported issues have been resolved. All base packages have been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of March 15, 2014. Stay tuned! Our goal is to release the final version within a week or two.

New in version 6.0 Test 2 (February 24th, 2014)

  • Linux 3.12.9
  • GNOME Shell 3.10.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 27.0
  • Chromium Browser 32.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.10.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.2.16
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 6.0 Test 1 (January 20th, 2014)

  • Linux 3.12.5
  • GNOME 3.10.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 24.2.0
  • Chromium Browser 31.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.10.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.2.16
  • VLC 2.0.6

New in version 5.0r1 (December 26th, 2013)

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 5.0 ships with GNOME 3.8.3 desktop environment and Linux 3.8.13 kernel built on top of rock solid Debian Wheezy (7.0) platform.
  • This version has been synchronized with Debian repositories as of December 21, 2013 and contains additional bug fixes and updates released on Parsix repositories.

New in version 5.0r0 (August 19th, 2013)

  • Linux 3.8.13
  • GNOME 3.8.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 23.0
  • Chromium Browser 28.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.8.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.6
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 5.0 Test 2 (June 26th, 2013)

  • Linux 3.8.13
  • GNOME 3.8.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 21.0
  • Chromium Browser 25.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.8.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.6
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0r2 (February 5th, 2013)

  • Linux 3.2.37
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 18.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 22.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.2.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.5
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0r1 (January 2nd, 2013)

  • Linux 3.2.35
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 17.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 22.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.2.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.5
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0r0 (November 13th, 2012)

  • Linux 3.2.28
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • GNU Iceweasel 16.0.2
  • Chromium Browser 22.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.2.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.4
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0 Test 3 (October 15th, 2012)

  • Linux 3.2.28
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.3.902
  • GNU Iceweasel 15.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 21.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.2.3
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.18
  • VLC 2.0.3
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0 Test 2 (August 20th, 2012)

  • Linux 3.2.23
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.3
  • GNU Iceweasel 14.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 20
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.3.3
  • GIMP 2.8.0
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.16
  • VLC 2.0.3
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 4.0 Test 1 (July 5th, 2012)

  • Linux 3.2.20
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.12.1.902
  • GNU Iceweasel 13.0
  • Chromium Browser 18
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.4.3.3
  • GIMP 2.8.0
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.1.16
  • VLC 2.0.1
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 3.7r1 (October 10th, 2011)

  • Linux 2.6.37.6
  • GNOME 2.32.1
  • Xserver-xorg 1.7.7
  • GNU Iceweasel 7.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 13.0.782.220
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
  • Glibc 2.11.2
  • SquashFS+Lzma 4.0
  • GParted 0.8.1
  • Empathy 2.30.3
  • GIMP 2.6.8
  • Grisbi 0.8.8
  • CompizFusion 0.8.4
  • Synaptic 0.70.1
  • VirtualBox-OSE 4.0.4
  • VLC 1.1.3
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 3.6 (September 7th, 2010)

  • Linux 2.6.32.20
  • GNOME 2.30.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.7.7
  • GNU Iceweasel 3.5.11
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
  • Glibc 2.11.2
  • SquashFS?+Lzma 4.0
  • GParted 0.6.2
  • Empathy 2.30.1.1
  • GIMP 2.6.8
  • CompizFusion? 0.8.4
  • Synaptic 0.63.1
  • VirtualBox?-OSE 3.2.6
  • Exaile 0.3.0.2
  • VLC 1.0.6
  • xFarDic? 0.11.7

New in version 3.6 RC (July 28th, 2010)

  • Parsix package repositories are synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of July 1, 2010 and for the first time we are offering our own multimedia repository called Wonderland which is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository. Vinnie ISO images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression will fit on a blank DVD. The updated Linux 2.6.32.16 kernel with improved configuration is patched using the latest TuxOnIce suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS patches. Improved live boot system loads the system faster and this version also ships our experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Vinnie has a brand new light look and feel. Parsix 3.6 default features: NetworkManager 0.8 as default networking stack, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.30.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.10, GParted 0.5.2, Empathy 2.30.1.1, OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6.

New in version 3.5 (June 1st, 2010)

  • We are proud to announce that the final Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5r0 ISO images are available for immediate download. This release provides a stable computing platform for your daily uses and tasks. Package repositories are synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of April 7, 2010. Frankie ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. These images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression and for the first time GRUB 2 is used as default Live-DVD boot loader. The kernel build system has been modified and improved vastly to produce better kernel packages. Our brand new Linux 2.6.32.14 kernel with improved configuration is patched using the latest TuxOnIce suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS patches. This version also represents our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Not forget to mention, Frankie also has a brand new spicy look and feel. Parsix 3.5 default features: NetworkManager 0.8 as default networking stack, updated and improved installer system, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.28.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.9, GParted 0.5.2, Pidgin 2.6.2 and OpenOffice.org 3.2.0, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4, VirtualBox-OSE 3.1.6.

New in version 3.0r0 (October 15th, 2009)

  • Linux 2.6.29.6
  • GNOME 2.26.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.6.3
  • GNU Iceweasel 3.5.3
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1
  • Glibc 2.9
  • SquashFS+Lzma 3.4
  • GParted 0.4.6
  • Pidgin 2.6.2
  • GIMP 2.6.7
  • CompizFusion? 0.8.2
  • Synaptic 0.62.7
  • VirtualBox-OSE 3.0.6
  • Exaile 0.2.14
  • VLC 1.0.1
  • xFarDic 0.11.7

New in version 3.0r0 Test 3 (October 8th, 2009)

  • Linux 2.6.29.6
  • GNOME 2.26.3
  • Xserver-xorg 1.6.3
  • GNU Iceweasel 3.5.3
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1
  • Glibc 2.9
  • SquashFS?+Lzma 3.4
  • GParted 0.4.6
  • Pidgin 2.6.2
  • GIMP 2.6.7
  • Compiz-Fusion 0.8.2
  • Synaptic 0.62.7
  • VirtualBox?-OSE 3.0.6
  • Exaile 0.2.14
  • VLC 1.0.1
  • xFarDic? 0.11.7

New in version 3.0r0 Test 1 (July 14th, 2009)

  • The first testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0 aka `Kev` is out now. This version brings a vast amount of new features like: GNOME 2.26.2, brand new kernel based on Linux 2.6.29.6 with extra patches and drivers, updated installer system that supports ext4 and separate /home partition, NetworkManager is finally default networking stack, AuFS and UnionFS support, SquashFS+Lzma compression for live-CD and lots of updated packages like GNU Iceweasel 3.0.11, GParted 0.4.5, Pidgin 2.5.6 and OpenOffice.org 3.0.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.2 etc. We need community users help to test new installer features. Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a CD-ROM update mode installation. For more information see release notes. Please report bugs and defects here. Donations are highly appreciated.

New in version 2.0 (March 21st, 2009)

  • Synchronized with Debian lenny repository Mar 10, 2009
  • Linux kernel 2.6.26.8 with many patches and extra drivers
  • SquashFS-LZMA 3.4 Live CD filesystem
  • GNOME 2.24.3
  • X.Org 7.3
  • VirtualBox-OSE 2.1.4
  • Updated Installer System (0.82.1)
  • Updated Documentation (2.6.0)
  • New artwork and updated graphics
  • OpenOffice.org 2.4.1
  • GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 3.0.7
  • xFarDic 0.11.5a
  • Added: test-disk, screen, units, tcpdump, vinagre
  • Fixed bugs/Added features (See: http://bugs.parsix.org): #130, #133, #140, #144, #153, #159, #160, #161, #162

New in version 2.0 Test 3 (March 11th, 2009)

  • The third and final testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux, code name 'Boss Skua', is out. Parsix Boss ships a brand new kernel based on Linux 2.6.26.8, with extra patches and drivers. The live CD compression system has been upgraded to version 3.4, which brings higher compression rate. Unionfs is default for live CD mode. Several bugs have been fixed and several packages updated. Highlights: GNOME 2.24.3, GNU Iceweasel 3.0.6, GParted 0.4.3, Pidgin 2.4.3 and OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.7.8, VirtualBox 2.1.4 and GNU Flash Player 0.8.4. We still have a couple of things to accomplish, including a kernel update for the latest TuxOnIce, so expect the final release within a week.

New in version 2.0 Test 2 (February 14th, 2009)

  • The second testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux, code name 'Boss Skua', is out. Parsix Boss ships a brand new kernel based on Linux 2.6.26.8 with extra patches and drivers. The live CD compression system has been upgraded to version 3.4 which brings higher compression rate, while Unionfs is the default for live CD mode. Several bugs have been fixed and several packages updated. Highlights: GNOME 2.24.3, GNU Iceweasel 3.0.6, GParted 0.4.2, Pidgin 2.4.3 and OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Compiz Fusion 0.7.8, VirtualBox 2.1.2 and GNU Flash Player 0.8.4.

New in version 2.0 Test 1 (December 27th, 2008)

  • The first testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux, code name 'Boss Skua', is finally out. It took little longer due to more dramatic changes in GNOME 2.24 than in the older releases. Parsix 'Boss' ships with a brand new kernel based on Linux 2.6.26.8, with extra patches and drivers. The live CD compression system has been upgraded to version 3.4 which brings higher compression rate, Unionfs is default for live CD mode. Several bugs have been fixed and many packages updated. Highlights: GNOME 2.24.2, GNU Iceweasel 3.0.5, GParted 0.4.1, Pidgin 2.4.3, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Compiz Fusion 0.7.8, VirtualBox OSE 2.0.6 and GNU Flash Player 0.8.4.

New in version 1.5r2 (October 22nd, 2008)

  • The second maintenance release of Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5, code name 'Viola', is available now. Viola r2 is synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of July 24, 2008. This version contains several bug fixes, several updated packages and updated kernel drivers. Highlights: GNOME 2.22.3, GNU Iceweasel 3.0.3, Pidgin 2.4.3 and OpenOffice.org 2.4.1. Viola officially supports Compiz Fusion, VirtualBox-OSE and GNU Flash Player.