New in version 3.2

December 28th, 2013
  • Linux kernel 3.11-2 (3.11.10-1)
  • All packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/12/22
  • LXDE 0.5.5-6, Openbox 3.5.2-5, PCManFM 1.1.2-1 and a few important applications
  • Support for installation 32 bit applications on 64 bit system
  • Added new packages: sparky-autostart, sparky-conkeyset, sparky-conky, sparky-fonset, sparky-keyboard, sparky-locales, sparky-passwdchange, sparky-timedateset, sparky-tray, sparky-users, sparky-xdf
  • 3th party applications: Steam, Desura & Dropbox clients
  • Wine 1.4.1-4 & PlayOnLinux 4.2.1-1
  • set of old machines and systems emulators:
  • DeSmuME – emulator for Nintendo DS games
  • DOSBox – DOS system emulator
  • MAME – arcade games emulator + GUI front-end GNOME Video Arcade
  • NEStopia – Nintendo Entertainment System emulator
  • PCSX-Reloaded – Sony PlayStation emulator
  • Stella – Atari 2600 emulator
  • Visual Boy Advance – Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color emulator
  • Yabause – Sega Saturn emulator
  • ZSNES – emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • set of 96 preinstalled games: 0ad, 3dchess, airstrike, alienblaster, amphetamine, antigravitaattori, armagetronad, asciijump, asylum, atomix, balder2d, barrage, berusky, billard-gl, biniax2, black-box, blobandconquer, blobby, bloaboats, blockout2, brainparty, brutalchess, btanks, bygfoot, chromium-bsu, einstein, extremetuxracer, five-or-more, flare, foobillardplus, four-in-a-row, freecraft, freedroid, frozen-bubble, funnyboat, gnome-chess, gnome-hearts, gnome-klotski, gnome-mahjongg, gnome-mastermind, gnome-mines, gnome-nibbles, gnome-robots, gome-sudoku, gnome-tetravex, gnubik, gnuchess, gnugo, gtkatlantic, gtkpool, gunroar, holdingnuts, iango, lbreakout2, lightsoff, liquidwar, ltris, maelstorm, megaglest, minetest, mokomaze, monopd, monsterz, moon-buggy, moon-lander, netmaze, netpanzer, neverball, neverputt, openarena, pacman, performous, pingus, quadrapassel, scorched3d, slimevolley, smc, snake4, snowballz, supertux, supertuxkart, swell-foop, tali, teeworlds, tennix, tetzle, tomatoes, torcs, transcend, trigger-rally, warzone2100, wesnoth, widelands, xblast, xmoto, zaz
  • Stronger ‘xz’ compression lets me shrink the iso image and put more stuff on it.
  • SparkyLinux 3.2 “GameOver” is available now for 32 and 64 bit machines.
  • Live system user is: live
  • Password: live
  • Root password is blank.
  • Sudo is active as default after installation.

New in version 3.0 (August 7th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.9.8-1
  • all packages updated from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/08/02
  • sparky-installer bug has been fixed. It did not let to make installation on USB disks before and did not show any disk (hard/USB) if an USB disk was connected to the computer
  • added new tools: blueman, ddm, disk-manager, dropbox client, gponting-device-settings, hardinfo, htop, joystick, jstest-gtk, lxtask, matchbox-keyboard, rcconf, uget
  • added new games: blobby, blockout2, brainparty, chromium-bsu, flare, funnyboat, lbreakout2, ltris, minetest, pingus, smc (Secret Maryo Chronicles), teeworlds, tetzle, widelands
  • removed game: flightgear