SparkyLinux Xfce Changelog

New in version 4.0

June 26th, 2015
  • full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 22/06/2015
  • Linux kernel 4.0.5
  • added support for the system installation on 32 bit machines with UEFI motherboard
  • Razor-Qt Edition has been dropped
  • added two new editions: KDE and LXQt
  • system rebranding, see HowTo: http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-rebranding/
  • new flat theme “Sparky4″ and a set of icons “Ultra-Flat-Icons”
  • added Pipelight repository and the public key
  • Gnome-Alsamixer has been replaced by Pulse Audio Mixer (LXDE & LXQt editions)
  • Mplayer2, Gnome-player and Gecko-player have been removed
  • VLC is the default video player now
  • added vlc-mozilla-plugin for Iceweasel
  • Sparky APTus features a few new options:
  • Liquorix kernel installation
  • i686-pae kernel installation for 32 bit systems
  • office suite installation (via ‘sparky-office’ package):
  • AbiWord & Gnumeric
  • Calligra
  • LibreOffice
  • MS Office OnLine (Menu shortcuts)
  • OpenOffice
  • WPS Office

New in version 3.6 (December 8th, 2014)

  • improvements, such as:
  • Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-2)
  • xfce 4.10.1
  • grub 2.02~beta2
  • Twitter’s microblogging client Hotot replaced by Turpial (Hotot is not under development any more)
  • the new wallpaper ‘Vortex’ by LiquidSky64
  • Sparky Conky Manager updated up to version 0.1.7 having a new applet of battery status
  • System has been synchronized with Debian “testing” repository as of 03/12/2014.
  • Added new apps:
  • sparky-aptus-upgrade (System Upgrade) – small (recommended) tool for system upgrading
  • sparky-systemd-ui – a metapackage which gives you an access to systemd settings as root
  • Removed packages:
  • sparky-tray
  • old, deprecated mate packages of 1.4 & 1.6

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
  • Xfce 4.10
  • 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 3.3 (March 18th, 2014)

  • Xfce 4.10.1
  • Linux kernel 3.13
  • All packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/03/16

New in version 3.2.1 (January 31st, 2014)

  • Linux kernel 3.12
  • All packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/01/29
  • Xfce 4.10
  • The same set of tools and applications which can be found in all Sparky spins
  • Added ‘boot-repair’ tool
  • Added ‘plymouth’ + Sparky theme
  • Download manager uGet has been upgraded from Debiana “Sid” repository; it uses ‘aria2′ for downloading files as default
  • Iceweasel has been synchronised with uGet via FlashGot addon – downloading big files never been so easy
  • Added microblogging client Hotot
  • Whisker Menu is preinstalled but not active – I am a traditional man, so the traditional Xfce menu is what I need. Anyway, the Whisker Menu can be found in the panel’s applet box.