Porteus KDE Changelog

New in version 3.1

December 9th, 2014
  • CORE:
  • Linux kernel 3.17.4
  • Kernel config: compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024, added input drivers
  • Porteus Installer: user must type 'ok' before MBR will be updated. This is to prevent installation made by accident on unwanted partition.
  • Added 'ntpdate' utility from ntp package which syncs the clock over internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled
  • KDE4:
  • Upgraded KDE4 desktop to version 4.14.3
  • Fixed bug when wallpaper was not always displayed after boot
  • Set default action for 'Low Battery' to be 'Shutdown' after 5 mins
  • Recompiled qmmp with projectM support (optional dependency)
  • Added 'kcharselect' and 'weather plasmoid' packages
  • Upgraded desktop applications to latest versions
  • BROWSERS UPGRADES:
  • firefox-31.3.0
  • google-chrome-39.0.2171.71
  • opera-12.16.1860
  • flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.424
  • OFFICE UPDATES:
  • LibreOffice 4.3.4
  • PROPRIETARY DRIVERS:
  • AMD Catalyst 14.9
  • nVidia 340.58
  • nVidia legacy 304.123

New in version 3.1 RC2 (November 17th, 2014)

  • core.xzm:
  • upgraded to: bash-4.2.053-x86_64-1_slack14.1, glibc-solibs-2.17-x86_64-9_slack14.1, glibc-zoneinfo-2014i-noarch-1_slack14.1, openssh-6.7p1-x86_64-1_slack14.1, usm-3.1.7-noarch-3, wget-1.14-x86_64-3_slack14.1, wgetpaste-2.25-noarch-1ftm
  • xorg.xzm:
  • changed usm.desktop to include 'package manager' in application name
  • upgraded to: isomaster-1.3.12-x86_64-1ftm, libbluray-0.6.2-x86_64-1ftm, libdrm-2.4.58-x86_64-1ftm, libva-1.4.1-x86_64-1ftm, libva-intel-driver-1.4.1-x86_64-1ftm, mesa-10.3.3-x86_64-1ftm, pidgin-2.10.10-x86_64-1ftm, xf86-video-ati-7.5.0-x86_64-1ftm
  • kde4 stays at the same version - will be upgraded for final to pull leates updates and patches
  • fixed bug when wallpaper was not always displayed after boot
  • upgraded to: oxygen-gtk-1.4.6, qmmp-0.8.2, simple-screen-recorder-0.3.1, smplayer-14.9.0, transmission-2.84
  • firefox.xzm:
  • upgraded to: flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.418
  • opera.xzm:
  • upgraded to: flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.418
  • devel.xzm:
  • upgraded to: glibc-2.17-x86_64-9_slack14.1
  • libreoffice.xzm:
  • upgraded to: LibreOffice-4.3.3

New in version 3.1 RC1 (October 19th, 2014)

  • kernel:
  • Upgraded to linux-3.17.0
  • Kernel config: compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024
  • Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com:
  • User must type 'ok' before MBR will be updated. This is to prevent installation mady by accident on unwanted partition.
  • kernel.xzm:
  • Upgraded to: cryptsetup-1.6.6
  • core.xzm:
  • Added 'rfkill' package
  • Added 'ntpdate' utility from ntp package which synces the clock over internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled
  • Updated dir2xzm to search for top root directories like" /etc, /opt, /root, if exist then run mksquashfs with '-keep-root-dir' flag
  • Upgraded to: alsa-lib-1.0.28, alsa-utils-1.0.28, bash-4.2.050, dosfstools-3.0.26, e2fsprogs-1.42.12, kernel-firmware-stripped-0.6, kmod-18, ntfs-3g-2014.2.15, openssl-1.0.1j, squashfs-tools-4.3, unrar-5.1.6, usm-3.1.7, xfsdump-3.1.4, xfsprogs-3.2.1
  • xorg.xzm:
  • Added 'polyglot' online translator
  • Upgraded to: asunder-2.5, ffmpeg-2.1.5, isomaster-1.3.11, libass-0.11.2, libbluray-0.6.1, libdrm-2.4.56, libva-1.3.1, libva-intel-driver-1.3.2, libvdpau-0.8, libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.4, libvpx-1.3.0, mesa-10.3.0, mozilla-nss-3.16.5, opus-tools-0.1.9, xf86-input-evdev-2.8.4, xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.6, xf86-video-ast-1.0.1, xf86-video-ati-7.4.0, xf86-video-modesetting-0.9.0, xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.11, xvidcore-1.3.3
  • kde.xzm:
  • Upgraded to KDE4 desktop to version 4.14.1
  • Set default action for 'Low Battery' to be 'Shutdown' after 5 mins
  • Recompiled qmmp with projectM support (optional dependency)
  • Added 'kcharselect' and 'weather plasmoid' packages
  • Upgraded to: kamerka-0.10, kscreen-1.0.71, networkmanagement-0.9.0.11, partitionmanager-1.1.0, qmmp-0.8.1, qwinff-0.2.0, simple-screen-recorder-0.3.0, smplayer-14.3.0, smtube-14.8.0, trojita-0.4.1, wacomtablet-2.0.2
  • firefox.xzm:
  • Replaced default homepage with 'new tab' function containing shoutcuts to various Porteus related sites
  • Upgraded flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.406
  • chrome.xzm:
  • Upgraded google-chrome-38.0.2125.104
  • opera.xzm:
  • Upgraded flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.406
  • libreoffice.xzm:
  • Upgraded to LibreOffice-4.3.2
  • skype.xzm:
  • Upgraded to skype-4.3.0.37

New in version 3.0.1 (August 6th, 2014)

  • kernel:
  • upgraded to latest LTS: linux-3.14.15
  • kernel config: added ecryptfs, ipv6 iptables and aloop kernel modules
  • initrd:
  • fixed handling of .wh files in 'changes=EXIT:' cheatcode
  • kernel.xzm:
  • upgraded to broadcom-sta-6.30.223.248
  • core-xzm:
  • security fixes: curl-7.36.0, dhcpcd-6.0.5, openssh-6.6p1, openssl-1.0.1h, shadow-4.1.5.1
  • firmware: added rt3071.bin and rt3290.bin, added missing rt3070.bin and rt3090.bin symlinks, upgraded to latest radeon firmware
  • fixed 'changes-time' script when run from guest account
  • fixed 'dump-session' script which broke after introducing 'changes-ro' cheatcode
  • Laptop-Mode-Tools: blacklisted 'usbhid' module in usb-autosuspend.conf
  • upgraded package manager to USM-3.1.4
  • xorg.xzm:
  • security fixes: libjpeg-v8a, mozilla-nss-3.16
  • fixed burning Audio CDs through pburn by adding missing packages: audiofile-0.3.6 cdrdao-1.2.3 esound-0.2.41 libao-1.1.0
  • Porteus-Settings-Centre fixes by brokenman
  • kde.xzm:
  • security fixes: gnupg-1.4.17
  • reverted to bluedevil-1.3.1 and libbluedevil-1.9.3 to fix bluetooth support under kde4 desktop
  • firefox.xzm:
  • security fixes: flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.394, mozilla-firefox-31.0
  • chrome.xzm:
  • upgraded to 36.0.1985.125
  • opera.xzm:
  • Opera remains at the same version 12.16.1860 but with a flash upgrade to 11.2.202.394.
  • libreoffice.xzm:
  • upgraded to version: Version: 4.3.0.4
  • drivers:
  • upgraded to: amd-catalyst-14.4-porteus-v3.0.1, nVidia-173.14.39-porteus-v3.0.1, nVidia-304.123-porteus-v3.0.1, nVidia-340.24-porteus-v3.0

New in version 3.0 (March 12th, 2014)

  • CORE:
  • Replaced Porteus Package Manager with a new version (GUI and CLI ... CLI si called 'usm')
  • We no longer need to maintain a porteus module repository and the new version will pull slackware package across 5 repositories and convert to modules.
  • Upgraded kernel to linux-3.13.6
  • pxe-server: added support for random IP from private pool when nothing is defined
  • Configured logrotate to rotate system logs once they reach 500KB in size
  • Added: archivemount-0.8.3, libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.2
  • KDE:
  • Upgraded to 4.12.3
  • Fixed mounting of ntfs formatted external drivers
  • Enabled password for the screen locker by default
  • BROWSERS UPGRADES:
  • Mozilla Firefox 24.3.0
  • Google Chrome 33.0.1750.146
  • Opera 12.16.1860
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.341
  • OFFICE UPDATES:
  • LibreOffice 4.2.1
  • PRINTING:
  • Fixed the missing test page for hp printers
  • Added support for some legacy Canon Pixma printers (note that the compat-32 module is required for this to work with 64-bit porteus) - thanks Blaze and Francois!

New in version 3.0 RC2 (February 8th, 2014)

  • Fixed mounting of ntfs formatted external drivers
  • Fixed porteus installer
  • Enabled password for the screen locker by default
  • Fixed handling of button events in powerdevil
  • Upgraded to: gnupg-1.4.16, kio-mtp-0.75_p20131020, MPlayer-r36573, oxygen-gtk-1.4.1, qmmp-0.7.4

New in version 3.0 RC1 (December 24th, 2013)

  • Upgraded to KDE 4.11.4
  • Added CPU usage monitor to kde4 taskbar and removed gx-mail-notify
  • Kdeplasma-addons is stripped from everything but show-desktop
  • Added dolphin service menu to mount the .dat containers with right mouse click
  • Disabled 'pause on minimize' in smplayer config
  • Added great-little-radio-player, simple-screen-recorder, qwinff, smtube, kio-mtp and kepas packages
  • Upgraded to Linux kernel 3.12.4
  • Porteus-installer-for-Linux: fixed installation on MMC cards and when udisks2 helper mounts the media under the /run directory
  • cheatcodes:
  • Added 'changes-ro' cheatcode which keeps saved changes in a frozen state. This is handy if you have set your system 'how you like' and do not want to make other modifications to it.
  • Added 'utc' cheatcode which tell Porteus that the hardware clock is set to UTC time and not to localtime.
  • Tweaked 'kmap=' cheatcode so now its possible to use keyboard layout variants. Cheatcode syntax is: 'kamp=$layout:$variant', example: 'kmap=pl:qwertz'. Old syntax: 'kmap=pl,us' or 'kmap=pl' is still valid
  • kernel config:
  • Added squashfs multi-threaded decompression patch (backported from linux-3.13) which should make Porteus even faster on multi CPU machines
  • Added support for ACL and Security Labels to all filesystems which supports these features
  • Compiled many drivers directly into kernel as there is no point for loading them by udev if they will be used anyway during live session
  • core.xzm:
  • Removed guest from plugdev group to fix udisks2 issues with unauthorized mounting
  • Updated txz2xzm, deb2xzm and rpm2xzm scripts to support converting of multiple packages. Example: 'txz2xzm /path/some_folder/*' will convert all packages from that folder in one run
  • Fixed saving to .dat container when it is placed on ntfs partition
  • Fixed 'changes=EXIT:' not saving the session with full paths
  • Added empty and non executable by default /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script for users who need to do custom actions before Porteus goes down
  • Reenabled lcd brightness control in laptop-mode-tools config
  • Fixed broken pns/xpns tools and added possibility for setting netmask to the pns-tool
  • Added check to the booting and activate/deactivate scripts for 32bit caches which needs to be updated in x86_64 multilib environment
  • Updated 'psinfo' and 'xpsinfo' utilities which now provides more information about the PC Porteus is booted on
  • Tweaked activate scripts so restarting of the panel in not needed anymore
  • Recompiled ntfs-3g to add extra ntfsprogs utilities not included in Slackware by default
  • Added iproute2 and pcmciautils packages along with other Slackware-14.1 dependencies
  • xorg.xzm:
  • Updated 'watch-xorg' script which should help us getting into GUI in every case
  • Updated context menu scripts to display notification rather than confirmation window
  • Upgraded opensource 2D and 3D drivers to their latest versions (OpenGL-3.x compatibility for certain GPUs)
  • Added ffmpeg with all required deps and opus-tools so Asunder can rip audio CDs to the opus files directly
  • Updated gtk tools: gtk-porteus-timeconfig, gtk-soundcard-select, gtk-xkb-select, PPM and updater are disabled for rc's.
  • Software:
  • Mozilla Firefox 24.2.0 ESR and latest flash
  • Google Chrome-31.0.1650.63
  • Opera 12.16.1860
  • Added src2pkg package
  • Abiword 3.0.0
  • LibreOffice 4.1.4 (64bit version has 4.1.3)
  • Rebuilt based on Slackware 14.1 and recompiled non-standard slack packages from source
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in a missing print test page for hplip
  • Drivers:
  • Upgraded to latest available versions and dropped catalyst-legacy as it does not compile against recent kernel/Xorg anymore
  • Added 32bit opengl to 64bit nVidia proprietary drivers

New in version 2.1 (August 9th, 2013)

  • Upgraded to:
  • ca-certificates-20130610
  • media-player-info-18
  • MPlayer-1.1.1

New in version 2.1 RC1 (June 5th, 2013)

  • Changes common to all desktops:
  • upgraded the Linux Kernel to version 3.9.4
  • upgraded MozillaFirefox to version 21.0
  • upgraded mesa and 2D drivers to latest components
  • linux installer: added support for handling folders with whitespace in their name when extlinux is used. LILO still wont accept whitespaces in lilo config.
  • linux installer: debugging info is stored in /boot/debug.txt file when installation fails
  • nfs replaced httpfs for pxe boot. Copy2ram is no longer required and files in /rootcopy have proper permissions/ownership, added support for storing changes over network when 'storage=' cheatcode in used on the server side
  • allowed PXE server to be connected through the wifi.
  • PXE boot: added support for clients with multiple NIC's (previously linuxrc was checking only eth0)
  • fixed handling of encrypted containers for magic folders in rc.M
  • kernel config: added CONFIG_B43_BCMA_EXTRA as per TheDoctor's bug report
  • linuxrc: removed unnecessary error messages when 'from=' cheatcode points to nonexisting device
  • 'changes' branch which appears with changes=EXIT: cheatcode won't invoke updating of system caches
  • fixed 'mopt=' cheatcode so that it works correctly with ntfs3g driver
  • added empty and nonexecutable /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to 001core.xzm
  • added xf86input drivers for touchscreen devices: acecad, aiptek, elographics, mutouch, penmount
  • recompiled qt with xinerama support (not included in Xfce/LXDE)
  • added following packages to the devel module: bison, flex, linuxdoctools, nasm, textinfo, yasm, utilmacros and crippledsources
  • KDE Edition specific changes:
  • upgraded KDE4 to version 4.10.3
  • fixed the following issues reported by Hamza: added cacertificates, gnupg packages and created /etc/localtime by default