SteamOS Changelog

New in version 2.32 Beta

August 30th, 2015
  • fglrx-driver - update to 15.7
  • nvidia-graphics-drivers - update to 352.30
  • xserver-xorg-video-intel - update to 2.99.917
  • libdrm - update to 2.4.62 to support mesa
  • mesa - update to 10.6.3 and statically link to fix problems with clashing C++ library versions
  • iceweasel - latest iceweasel
  • tzdata - latest upstream release

New in version 2.25 Beta (July 15th, 2015)

  • This update applies to brewmaster_beta as well and includes all the beta changes in 2.20, a fix for automounting USB storage devices, and a lot of additional packages added to the repository.
  • add some more missing packages to the brewmaster repository
  • usbmount - fix typo in configuration that caused automounting to fail
  • Added assorted missing packages for debootstrap and enabling the beta repository
  • steamos-base-files - Fix for setting the timezone
  • linux - kernel updated to latest LTS 3.18.17, merged additional alchemist kernel changes
  • fglrx - updated AMD driver to 15.5
  • steamos-compositor - Add HD mode selection step when starting the Steam session
  • steamos-beta-repo
  • boost1.55
  • cdebconf
  • db5.3
  • gnutls28
  • libestr
  • libjpeg-turbo
  • liblogging
  • liblognorm
  • libpsl
  • bind9 - CVE-2015-4620[cve.mitre.org]
  • iceweasel - CVE-2015-2743[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4000[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2734[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2735[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2736[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2737[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2738[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2739[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2740[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2728[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2731[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2724[cve.mitre.org]

New in version 1.0 Update 161 Beta (June 26th, 2015)

  • steamos-base-files - add fonts-liberation
  • tzdata - latest upstream release
  • cups - CVE-2015-1158[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1159[cve.mitre.org]
  • fuse - CVE-2015-3202[cve.mitre.org]
  • iceweasel - CVE-2011-3079[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-0797[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2708[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2710[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2713[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2716[cve.mitre.org]
  • ntfs-3g - CVE-2015-3202[cve.mitre.org]
  • openssl - CVE-2014-8176[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1788[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1789[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1790[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1791[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1792[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4000[cve.mitre.org]
  • p7zip - CVE-2015-1038[cve.mitre.org]

New in version 2.0 Preview (June 26th, 2015)

  • Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie" and Linux kernel 3.18 LTS

New in version 1.0 Update 161 Beta (June 17th, 2015)

  • steamos-base-files - add fonts-liberation
  • tzdata - latest upstream release
  • cups - CVE-2015-1158[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1159[cve.mitre.org]
  • fuse - CVE-2015-3202[cve.mitre.org]
  • iceweasel - CVE-2011-3079[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-0797[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2708[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2710[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2713[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-2716[cve.mitre.org]
  • ntfs-3g - CVE-2015-3202[cve.mitre.org]
  • openssl - CVE-2014-8176[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1788[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1789[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1790[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1791[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-1792[cve.mitre.org] CVE-2015-4000[cve.mitre.org]
  • p7zip - CVE-2015-1038[cve.mitre.org]

New in version 1.0 Update 159 (May 6th, 2015)

  • The changes include an updated NVIDIA driver, updated branding, and the latest security updates. Note that older NVIDIA video cards (G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs, and motherboard chipsets based on them) are no longer supported by this NVIDIA driver, and therefore will NOT work with SteamOS.

New in version 1.0 Update 153 (January 15th, 2015)

  • Updated NVIDIA drivers to 343.22
  • Updated AMD graphics driver to 14.9
  • Linux kernel rebased against 3.10.60
  • Improved performance of timing system calls for 32-bit applications by backporting i386 VDSO changes from upstream kernel and adding eglibc support for them
  • Fixed "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" not focusing on startup
  • Security fixes and upstream updates:
  • axis - Debian 7.7 update
  • base-files - Debian 7.7 update
  • bind9 - CVE-2014-8500
  • ca-certificates - Debian 7.7 update
  • curl - CVE-2014-3707
  • dbus - CVE-2014-7824
  • debian-archive-keyring - Debian 7.7 update
  • debootstrap - latest upstream release
  • elfutils - Debian 7.7 update
  • exim4 - Debian 7.7 update
  • file - CVE-2014-3710
  • flac - CVE-2014-8962, CVE-2014-9028
  • hawtjni - Debian 7.7 update
  • iceweasel - latest upstream version, fixes CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593, CVE-2014-1594
  • iso-scan - Debian 7.7 update
  • jasper - CVE-2014-8137, CVE-2014-8138, CVE-2014-9029
  • keyutils - Debian 7.7 update
  • libdrm - Debian 7.7 update
  • libevent - CVE-2014-6272
  • libgcrypt11 - CVE-2014-5270
  • libtasn1-3 - Debian 7.7 update
  • libvdpau - Debian 7.7 update
  • libxml2 - CVE-2014-3660
  • mime-support - CVE-2014-7209
  • mysql-5.5 - CVE-2012-5615 CVE-2014-4274 CVE-2014-4287 CVE-2014-6463 CVE-2014-6464 CVE-2014-6469 CVE-2014-6478 CVE-2014-6484 CVE-2014-6491 CVE-2014-6494 CVE-2014-6495 CVE-2014-6496 CVE-2014-6500 CVE-2014-6505 CVE-2014-6507 CVE-2014-6520 CVE-2014-6530 CVE-2014-6551 CVE-2014-6555 CVE-2014-6559
  • net-snmp - Debian 7.7 update
  • netcfg - Debian 7.7 update
  • nss - CVE-2014-1568, CVE-2014-1569
  • ntp - CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296
  • perl - Debian 7.7 update
  • postgresql-9.1 - Debian 7.7 update
  • tzdata - Debian 7.7 update
  • unzip - CVE-2014-8139, CVE-2014-8140, CVE-2014-8141
  • xdg-utils - Debian 7.7 update
  • New packages (based on requests from this thread http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/619568793815429172/)
  • cifs-utils
  • gksu
  • libgksu
  • libmng
  • nas
  • qtwebkit
  • screen
  • tig

New in version 1.0 Update 153 Beta (January 8th, 2015)

  • New packages:
  • cifs-utils
  • gksu
  • libgksu
  • libmng
  • nas
  • qtwebkit
  • screen
  • tig
  • Security updates:
  • bind9 - CVE-2014-8500
  • dbus - CVE-2014-7824
  • jasper - CVE-2014-8137, CVE-2014-8138, CVE-2014-9029
  • libevent - CVE-2014-6272
  • mime-support - CVE-2014-7209
  • nss - CVE-2014-1569
  • ntp - CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296
  • unzip - CVE-2014-8139, CVE-2014-8140, CVE-2014-8141

New in version 1.0 Update 148 Beta (December 23rd, 2014)

  • Update 148 changes:
  • eglibc - Fix crashes with Dota 2 and Dead Island
  • Update 147 changes:
  • Updated NVIDIA drivers to 343.22
  • Updated AMD graphics driver to 14.9
  • Linux kernel rebased against 3.10.60
  • Improved performance of timing system calls for 32-bit applications by backporting i386 VDSO changes from upstream kernel and adding eglibc support for them
  • Fixed "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" not focusing on startup
  • Security fixes and upstream updates:
  • axis - Debian 7.7 update
  • base-files - Debian 7.7 update
  • ca-certificates - Debian 7.7 update
  • curl - CVE-2014-3707
  • debian-archive-keyring - Debian 7.7 update
  • debootstrap - latest upstream release
  • elfutils - Debian 7.7 update
  • exim4 - Debian 7.7 update
  • file - CVE-2014-3710
  • flac - CVE-2014-8962, CVE-2014-9028
  • hawtjni - Debian 7.7 update
  • iceweasel - CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593, CVE-2014-1594
  • iceweasel - latest iceweasel
  • iso-scan - Debian 7.7 update
  • keyutils - Debian 7.7 update
  • libdrm - Debian 7.7 update
  • libgcrypt11 - CVE-2014-5270
  • libtasn1-3 - Debian 7.7 update
  • libvdpau - Debian 7.7 update
  • libxml2 - CVE-2014-3660
  • mysql-5.5 - CVE-2012-5615 CVE-2014-4274 CVE-2014-4287 CVE-2014-6463 CVE-2014-6464 CVE-2014-6469 CVE-2014-6478 CVE-2014-6484 CVE-2014-6491 CVE-2014-6494 CVE-2014-6495 CVE-2014-6496 CVE-2014-6500 CVE-2014-6505 CVE-2014-6507 CVE-2014-6520 CVE-2014-6530 CVE-2014-6551 CVE-2014-6555 CVE-2014-6559
  • net-snmp - Debian 7.7 update
  • netcfg - Debian 7.7 update
  • nss - CVE-2014-1568
  • perl - Debian 7.7 update
  • postgresql-9.1 - Debian 7.7 update
  • tzdata - Debian 7.7 update
  • xdg-utils - Debian 7.7 update

New in version 1.0 Update 145 (October 22nd, 2014)

  • SteamOS Updates:
  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream version
  • geoclue - latest upstream changes
  • libdrm - latest upstream release
  • linux - Improved out-of-the-box support for DualShock 3 and 4
  • nspr, nss - update to latest from jessie to support chrome
  • plymouth - merge latest upstream and add script support for system update notifications
  • plymouth-themes-steamos - implement progress bar while applying updates at shutdown
  • steamos-autoupdate - handle multiple steam PIDs
  • steamos-compositor - Fix Planetary Annihilation freezing on startup. Fix cursor
  • unattended-upgrades - notify plymouth about system update progress
  • Security Updates from Debian:
  • acpi-support - CVE-2014-0484
  • apt - CVE-2014-0487, CVE-2014-0488, CVE-2014-7206, CVE-2014-6273
  • bash - CVE-2014-6271 ("shellshock" bug)
  • bind9 - CVE-2014-0591
  • curl - CVE-2014-3613
  • dbus - CVE-2014-3635,CVE-2014-3636,
  • file - CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237,
  • gnupg - CVE-2014-5270
  • iceweasel - CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567, CVE-2014-1568/mfsa2014-73
  • lua5.1 - CVE-2014-5461
  • nss - CVE-2014-1568
  • openssl - CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3568
  • python-imaging - CVE-2014-3589
  • rsyslog - CVE-2014-3634
  • wpa - CVE-2014-3686
  • Added new packages to repo.steampowered.com/steamos repository:
  • libappindicator, libdbusmenu, libindicate, libindicator, xdg-utils - new packages to support chrome
  • python2.6 - added to support python-pip
  • strace - added to support debugging
  • bash-completion
  • file-roller
  • gedit
  • htop
  • iotop
  • lsof
  • nautilus-open-terminal
  • pastebinit
  • python-pip
  • zip

New in version 1.0 Update 145 Alchemist Beta (October 21st, 2014)

  • openssl - upstream security fixes for CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3568
  • wpa - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-3686
  • configobj, p7zip - add these packages to the repo

New in version 1.0 Update 140 Alchemist Beta (October 16th, 2014)

  • plymouth - merge latest upstream and add script support for system update notifications
  • rsyslog - upstream security fix - CVE-2014-3634
  • unattended-upgrades - update to latest upstream to fix debian bug #743594
  • added the following new packages to the SteamOS repo as requested by this thread:
  • bash-completion
  • file-roller
  • gedit
  • htop
  • iotop
  • lsof
  • nautilus-open-terminal
  • pastebinit
  • python-pip
  • zip

New in version 1.0 Update 137 Alchemist Beta (September 20th, 2014)

  • Linux:
  • Improved out-of-the-box support for DualShock 3 and 4 controllers; thanks to Frank Praznik for the pull request.
  • Enabled force feedback for DualShock 3 and 4 controllers.
  • Backported Xbox One controller support from upstream; thanks to Ted Mielczarek for the heads-up.
  • Added force feedback support to Xbox One controllers.
  • steamos-compositor:
  • Fixed Planetary Annihilation freezing on startup.
  • Fixed an issue where the mouse cursor would sometimes have the wrong color.
  • Fixed an issue where the mouse cursor would sometimes not aim properly.
  • plymouth - Fixed a bug where the SteamOS splash screen would sometimes not appear on shutdown
  • acpi-support - upstream security fix CVE-2014-0484
  • apt - upstream security updates CVE-2014-0487, CVE-2014-0488,
  • bind9 - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-0591
  • curl - upstream security fix CVE-2014-3613
  • dbus - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-3635,CVE-2014-3636,
  • debian-installer - remove xen images, update kernel version
  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream version
  • file - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237,
  • geoclue - latest upstream changes
  • gnupg - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-5270
  • iceweasel - latest upstream release, fixes CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1567
  • libdrm - latest upstream release
  • lua5.1 - upstream security fix CVE-2014-5461
  • python-imaging - upstream security fix CVE-2014-3589

New in version 1.0 Update 135 (September 11th, 2014)

  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream updates
  • iptables - latest upstream updates
  • libvdpau - latest upstream release
  • debootstrap - latest upstream updates
  • libdrm - latest upstream release
  • libxfont - upstream security fixes
  • Add additional packages needed by XBMC
  • acpi-support - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-1419
  • apache2 - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231,CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098
  • cups - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-2856
  • iceweasel - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1555,CVE-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1538,CVE-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1538
  • mysql-5.5 - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-2494, CVE-2014-4207,
  • steamos-compositor - Fix occasional flash of corruption the first time the overlay or a notification is shown
  • base-files - Update /etc/debian_version to 7.6, for Debian 7.6 point release
  • libjpeg8 - upstream security fix for CVE-2013-6629 and CVE-2013-6630
  • libopenobex - latest upstream fixes
  • libxml2 - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-0191
  • openssh - latest upstream release
  • dbus - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-3532, CVE-2014-3533,
  • elfutils - latest upstream updates
  • gnupg - upstream security fix, CVE-2014-4617
  • steamos-autoupdate - remove minimal-steps flag
  • Upgraded NVIDIA graphics driver to version 340.32
  • Upgraded Intel graphics driver to SteamOS version Mesa 10.1.6+
  • Upgraded AMD graphics driver to version 14.10.1006
  • Upgraded Steam package to newest version
  • apt - upstream security fix, CVE-2014-0478
  • dpkg - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-3864 and CVE-2014-3865
  • fonts-liberation - new package
  • libav - latest upstream release
  • nspr - upstream security fix CVE-2014-1545
  • openssl - upstream security fixes, CVE-2012-4929, CVE-2014-0224
  • samba - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-0178 CVE-2014-0244
  • tzdata - latest upstream version
  • vdpau-video - latest upstream update
  • steamos-autoupdate - install updates at shutdown
  • unattended-upgrades - defer updates until shutdown, eliminate unnecessary 5 second delay on shutdown/reboot
  • iptables - latest upstream updates

New in version 1.0 Update 135 Alchemist Beta (September 8th, 2014)

  • Fixed regression with gamepad pass-through when hosting in-home streaming or Steam controller gamepad emulation.

New in version 1.0 Update 134 Alchemist Beta (September 5th, 2014)

  • Fixed NVIDIA HDMI audio regression.

New in version 1.0 Update 133 Alchemist Beta (August 26th, 2014)

  • linux - Updated Linux kernel to the tip of steamos_kernel branch, with additional network drivers and Intel graphics performance improvements.
  • nvidia-graphics-drivers - Updated NVIDIA graphics drivers to version 340.32, which fixes white screen issues when switching back from desktop mode.
  • intel-vaapi-driver - Added Intel VAAPI driver for Steam In-Home Streaming
  • acpi-support - latest upstream security fix
  • gpgme1.0 - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-3564
  • krb5 - upstream security updates CVE-2012-1016, CVE-2013-1415,
  • libav - latest upstream release, fixes CVE-2011-3934, CVE-2014-2263,
  • libva - Fixed build due to missing m4 directory
  • libva - Updated libva from latest jessie package
  • lzo2 - upstream security fix CVE-2014-4607
  • nss - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-1492, CVE-2014-1491,
  • openssl - Upstream security fixes for CVE-2014-3512, CVE-2014-3511,
  • vdpau-video - latest upstream release

New in version 1.0 Update 126 Alchemist Beta (August 1st, 2014)

  • Add additional packages needed by XBMC
  • acpi-support - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-1419
  • apache2 - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231,
  • cups - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030,
  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream release
  • iceweasel - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1555,
  • mysql-5.5 - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-2494, CVE-2014-4207,
  • steamos-compositor - Fix regression where the overlay would sometimes flicker.

New in version 1.0 Update 123 Alchemist Beta (July 17th, 2014)

  • steamos-compositor - Fix occasional flash of corruption the first time the overlay or a notification is shown
  • apache2 - upstream security fixes CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098
  • base-files - Update /etc/debian_version to 7.6, for Debian 7.6 point release
  • cups - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-2856
  • libjpeg8 - upstream security fix for CVE-2013-6629 and CVE-2013-6630
  • libopenobex - latest upstream fixes
  • libxml2 - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-0191
  • openssh - latest upstream release
  • dbus - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-3532, CVE-2014-3533,
  • e2fsprogs - Latest upstream release
  • elfutils - latest upstream updates
  • gnupg - upstream security fix, CVE-2014-4617
  • steamos-autoupdate - remove minimal-steps flag

New in version 1.0 Update 120 Alchemist Beta (June 28th, 2014)

  • Upgraded NVIDIA graphics driver to version 337.19
  • Upgraded Intel graphics driver to SteamOS version Mesa 10.1.6+
  • Upgraded AMD graphics driver to version 14.10.1006
  • Upgraded Steam package to newest version
  • apt - upstream security fix, CVE-2014-0478
  • dpkg - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-3864 and CVE-2014-3865
  • fonts-liberation - new package
  • iceweasel - latest upstream release, fixes CVE-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1538,
  • libav - latest upstream release
  • nspr - upstream security fix CVE-2014-1545
  • openssl - upstream security fixes, CVE-2012-4929, CVE-2014-0224
  • samba - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-0178 CVE-2014-0244
  • tzdata - latest upstream version
  • unattended-upgrades - Eliminate unnecessary 5 second delay on shutdown/reboot
  • vdpau-video - latest upstream update

New in version 1.0 Update 118 (June 11th, 2014)

  • openssl - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-3470, http://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS/issues/177
  • steamos-autoupdate - install updates at shutdown
  • unattended-upgrades - defer updates until shutdown
  • gnutls26 - upstream security fix CVE-2014-3466
  • lxml - upstream security update CVE-2014-3146
  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream updates
  • iptables - latest upstream updates
  • libvdpau - latest upstream release
  • added some XBMC dependencies to the repo (fonts-android, fribidi, heimdal, jasper, jbigkit, jquery, libgsm, lzo2, node-iscroll, python-imaging, sidplay-libs, tbb, vdpau-video)
  • debootstrap - latest upstream updates
  • libdrm - latest upstream release
  • libxfont - upstream security fixes
  • tzdata - latest upstream version

New in version 1.0 Update 118 Alchemist Beta (June 6th, 2014)

  • openssl - upstream security fixes, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-3470, http://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS/issues/177
  • steamos-autoupdate - install updates at shutdown
  • unattended-upgrades - defer updates until shutdown
  • gnutls26 - upstream security fix CVE-2014-3466
  • lxml - upstream security fix CVE-2014-3146
  • e2fsprogs - latest upstream updates
  • iptables - latest upstream updates

New in version 1.0 Update 113 Alchemist Beta (May 22nd, 2014)

  • openssl - Upstream security fixes
  • libvdpau - latest upstream release
  • added some XBMC dependencies to the repo (fonts-android,fribidi,heimdal,jasper,jbigkit,jquery,libgsm,lzo2,node-iscroll,python-imaging,sidplay-libs,tbb,vdpau-video)
  • debootstrap - latest upstream updates
  • libdrm - latest upstream release
  • libxfont - upstream security fixes
  • tzdata - latest upstream version
  • libxfont - upstream security fixes

New in version 1.0 Update 106 Alchemist Beta (May 19th, 2014)

  • Added support for more third-party controller device IDs.
  • Fixed black screen on Intel graphics when launching some games.

New in version 1.0 Update 105 Stable (May 9th, 2014)

  • upstream iceweasel browser security updates
  • AMD driver update to match latest released driver (14.4)
  • Added script to retrieve system serial number to enable hardware promo scenarios
  • Upstream (Debian 7.5) updates for base-files, debian-installer, lcms2, libquvi-scripts, libsoup2.4, libxml2, samba, dpkg
  • Added unzip, git, cgdb and rsync to the repository
  • Added missing SSL certificate authorities package.
  • Added Realtek r8168 driver.
  • Added support for more Intel WiFi adapters.

New in version 1.0 Update 98 Alchemist Beta (April 29th, 2014)

  • Fixed instances of stuttering when notifications appeared on screen on NVIDIA hardware.
  • Upstream security fixes for file, openssh, openssl (heartbleed), curl

New in version 1.0 Update 96 Alchemist Beta (March 27th, 2014)

  • Fixed performance and stability issues with wireless on the Gigabyte Brix systems
  • Added Bluetooth driver support for the Gigabyte Brix box.
  • upstream updates to tzdata
  • Added dynamic passthrough mode support in PulseAudio, you can now change in and out of passthrough mode using tools like XBMC while Steam is running
  • Fixed a critical APT bug resulting in packages sometimes being erroneously erased during updates (many thanks to Michael Vogt and Simon McVittie)
  • Added support for detecting hybrid configurations and using the driver corresponding to the primary VGA output by default
  • Fixed a bug where "Preparing hardware drivers..." would be erroneously printed during startup
  • Preinstalled all the languages that are supported by Steam client to enable a localized SteamOS desktop
  • Fixed lightdm so the desktop Region and Languages control panel can change the per-user language
  • Fixed "Metro: Last Light" on Intel graphics by backporting GLX support for ARB_create_context from newer X servers
  • Added Thai and CJK fonts
  • Fixed steamcompmgr to properly focus "CID the Dummy"
  • Updated AMD graphics driver to 1:14.1~beta1.3-1 from Debian jessie
  • Updated gnutls26, file, xserver-xorg-video-intel packages,udisks, python2.7 and iceweasel to incorporate upstream Debian fixes

New in version 1.0 Update 93 Alchemist Beta (March 7th, 2014)

  • Fixed a critical APT bug resulting in packages sometimes being erroneously erased during updates (many thanks to Michael Vogt and Simon McVittie)
  • Added support for detecting hybrid configurations and using the driver corresponding to the primary VGA output by default
  • Fixed a bug where "Preparing hardware drivers..." would be erroneously printed during startup
  • Preinstalled all the languages that are supported by Steam client to enable a localized SteamOS desktop
  • Fixed lightdm so the desktop Region and Languages control panel can change the per-user language
  • Fixed "Metro: Last Light" on Intel graphics by backporting GLX support for ARB_create_context from newer X servers
  • Added Thai and CJK fonts
  • Fixed steamcompmgr to properly focus "CID the Dummy"
  • Updated AMD graphics driver to 1:14.1~beta1.3-1 from Debian jessie
  • Updated gnutls26, file, xserver-xorg-video-intel packages to incorporate upstream Debian fixes

New in version 1.0 Build 02.18.14 Beta (February 18th, 2014)

  • update iceweasel desktop web browser to 24.3.0esr
  • valve-bugreporter improvements to report more package versions
  • Updated apache2, openssl, tzdata, e2fsprogs to incorporate upstream Debian fixes
  • Fixed a bug where mouse input would sometimes stop working while holding a mouse button
  • Existing changes in alchemist_beta, now in alchemist:
  • Add additional packages to the repo to support gdb, NFS, and creating an alchemist chroot
  • Preinstall all the firmware packages to enable supporting more wireless network adapters
  • Added steamos-updatelevel dummy package; its version is guaranteed to increase with every new update
  • Updated e2fsprogs, iptables, libdrm, debootstrap, initramfs-tools, curl, libav, eglibc to incorporate upstream Debian fixes

New in version 1.0 Build 02.10.14 Beta (February 11th, 2014)

  • Add additional packages to the repo to support gdb, NFS, and creating an alchemist chroot
  • Preinstall all the firmware packages to enable supporting more wireless network adapters
  • Added steamos-updatelevel dummy package; its version is guaranteed to increase with every new update
  • Updated e2fsprogs, iptables, libdrm, debootstrap, initramfs-tools, curl, libav, eglibc to incorporate upstream Debian fixes

New in version 1.0 Build 01.22.14 Beta (January 23rd, 2014)

  • Added debian-installer and debian-cd source packages to the repo
  • Fixed mouse cursor disappearing in Wargame games by stubbing out all pointer grabs from the modeswitch inhibitor hook
  • Fixed hotplugging USB sound devices by re-enabling Pulseaudio dynamic module loading
  • Changed PolicyKit configuration to give members of the sudo group admistrative rights (GitHub issue #115)
  • Merged Debian GRUB updates
  • Fixed kernel updates breaking WiFi on Brix Pro boxes by moving the experimental rtl8821ae driver into a monolithic staging driver (many thanks to Greg KH!)
  • Fixed Logitech K400 wireless keyboards

New in version 1.0 Build 01.17.14 Beta (January 18th, 2014)

  • New for both releases:
  • Fixed Pulseaudio failing to start on machines without NVIDIA HDMI audio support
  • Tweaked Pulseaudio config to use either Intel or NVIDIA HDMI audio by default if available
  • Already in alchemist_beta but now available in alchemist:
  • Fixed github issue 16 - Leftover "7" in PRETTY_NAME in /etc/os-release
  • Fixed github issue 34 - Not critical warning message: No such key `ubuntu-lock-on-suspend'
  • Fixed github issue 64 - Workaround for Debian bug #601670
  • Merged in Debian Wheezy bugfixes for apt, expat, gnome-settings-daemon, gnupg, gtk+3.0, nspr, pixman, tzdata, curl, libxfont, openssl
  • Made uinput a kernel builtin rather than a module and added a udev rule to allow for the steam user to access it
  • Reduced CPU and GPU usage while games are running by interrupting Big Picture and overlay rendering
  • Fixed an issue where two cursors would appear on screen when a game was starting of exiting
  • Fixed tearing issues on AMD platforms by having the SteamOS compositor now specifically requests vertical retrace synchronization rather than relying on the implementation's default
  • Improved compatibility with the Debian wheezy repositories by widening the scope of the SteamOS binary package repository

New in version 1.0 Build 01.13.14 Beta (January 14th, 2014)

  • Fixed github issue 16 - Leftover "7" in PRETTY_NAME in /etc/os-release
  • Fixed github issue 34 - Not critical warning message: No such key `ubuntu-lock-on-suspend'
  • Fixed github issue 64 - Workaround for Debian bug #601670
  • Merged in Debian Wheezy bugfixes for apt, expat, gnome-settings-daemon, gnupg, gtk+3.0, nspr, pixman, tzdata, curl, libxfont, openssl
  • Made uinput a kernel builtin rather than a module and added a udev rule to allow for the steam user to access it
  • Reduced CPU and GPU usage while games are running by interrupting Big Picture and overlay rendering
  • Fixed an issue where two cursors would appear on screen when a game was starting of exiting
  • Fixed tearing issues on AMD platforms by having the SteamOS compositor now specifically requests vertical retrace synchronization rather than relying on the implementation's default
  • Improved compatibility with the Debian wheezy repositories by widening the scope of the SteamOS binary package repository

New in version 1.0 Build 01.08.14 (January 13th, 2014)

  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade process
  • Updated AMD Catalyst driver to preview release 13.11 Beta 9.9
  • Fixed crashes on Intel graphics by merging Keith Packard's dri2-xlib branch
  • Fixed an fbcon kernel panic with Intel graphics
  • Fixed a problem where SteamOS session screenshots taken by the Valve bug reporter would be incorrect
  • Enabled full repaints in the GNOME compositor for reliable tear-free rendering
  • Removed startup and shutdown hooks from the pulseaudio package, fixing the transition to system-wide mode on upgrade
  • Updated firmware packages to match the Debian Jessie kernel
  • Updated Intel graphics stack to Mesa 10.0.1
  • Applied an Intel kernel fix to re-enable KMS support
  • Fixed a problem where Trine 2 could cause audio to stop working by restricting direct audio access to the sound server
  • Enabled audio from the desktop session; the default audio device is still hardcoded to discrete graphics HDMI audio for now
  • Enabled 3D passthrough in the VMWare driver
  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade by adding USB auto-mounting
  • Added NTP time support
  • Added XDG directory helpers
  • Added text feedback when building kernel drivers during first boot

New in version 1.0 Beta Build 01.07.14 (January 9th, 2014)

  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade process
  • Updated AMD Catalyst driver to preview release 13.11 Beta 9.9

New in version 1.0 Beta Build 01.06.14 (January 9th, 2014)

  • Fixed crashes on Intel graphics by merging Keith Packard's dri2-xlib branch
  • Fixed an fbcon kernel panic with Intel graphics
  • Fixed a problem where SteamOS session screenshots taken by the Valve bug reporter would be incorrect
  • Enabled full repaints in the GNOME compositor for reliable tear-free rendering
  • Removed startup and shutdown hooks from the pulseaudio package, fixing the transition to system-wide mode on upgrade
  • Updated firmware packages to match the Debian Jessie kernel

New in version 1.0 Beta Build 12.19.2013 (December 22nd, 2013)

  • Updated Intel graphics stack to Mesa 10.0.1
  • Applied an Intel kernel fix to re-enable KMS support
  • Fixed a problem where Trine 2 could cause audio to stop working by restricting direct audio access to the sound server
  • Enabled audio from the desktop session; the default audio device is still hardcoded to discrete graphics HDMI audio for now
  • Enabled 3D passthrough in the VMWare driver
  • Fixed Steam controller firmware upgrade by adding USB auto-mounting
  • Added NTP time support
  • Added XDG directory helpers
  • Added text feedback when building kernel drivers during first boot

New in version 1.0 (December 14th, 2013)

  • Based on Debian 'wheezy' (stable 7.1)
  • Backported eglibc 2.17 from Debian testing
  • Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack (Intel and AMD graphics support still being worked on)
  • Updated kernel tracking the 3.10 longterm branch (currently 3.10.11)
  • Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay
  • Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories