SparkyLinux MATE Changelog

New in version 3.4

June 27th, 2014
  • Linux kernel 3.14
  • all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/06/23
  • Openbox 3.5.2-6
  • MATE 1.8
  • support for installation on machines with EFI
  • systemd is the default init system now, see how to change sysvinit to systemd:
  • http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-systemd/
  • menu of Openbox (Base Edition) has gotten a few extra scripts
  • added new package: hardinfo
  • TeamViewer has been updated up to version 9

New in version 3.2 (December 18th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.11-2 (3.11.10-1)
  • All packages have been upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/12/15
  • MATE 1.6
  • Added support for installation 32 bit applications on 64 bit systems
  • Added 32 bit wine package for 64 bit system
  • Added package curl – it’s a missing depends for PlayOnLinux
  • MATE desktop – added packages: sparky-conky, sparky-locales, sparky-tray
  • sparky-aptus has been updated up to version 0.1.6 – added new option ‘Fix Broken DPKG’ – it lets you fix not (or wrong) installed/upgraded packages with ‘dpkg’ tool.

New in version 3.1 (October 8th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.10-3 (3.10.11-1)
  • All packages have been updated from Debian testing repositories as of 2013/10/05
  • SparkyBackup-System one more bug fixed (thanks to The Black Pig) – updated up to 0.1.5
  • e17 desktop is available as a separated iso image now and it has been updated up to 0.17.3 version from Debian unstable Sid repository
  • Added Teamviewer client, Sparky APTus, Minitube, Gnote, Osmo, Radiotray and Xfburn.

New in version 2.1.1 (April 26th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.2.41
  • MATE 1.6 updated from MATE project’s repos
  • rest of packages have been updated from Debiana testing repos of 24/04/2013

New in version 2.1 (March 19th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.2.39-2
  • minor bugs fixing
  • live system works on USB stick fixing
  • full system installation on USB stick – link
  • new set of wallpapers