antiX MEPIS Changelog

New in version 13.1

June 20th, 2013
  • 64 bit kernel recompiled so non-free drivers will build in Wheezy.
  • 64 bit alert message when booting 32 bit iso fixed.
  • 'ghost' window fix in IceWM.
  • gui installer should write correct grub entries for any other installed OS.
  • gui installer should set correct keyboard.
  • more options to enable/disable services at boot.
  • added cdw and calcurse to IceWM menu.
  • fixed missing icons from IceWM menu.
  • gufw firewall configuration fixed.
  • permissions of antiX applications set to root:root.
  • extra /lib/modules directory removed from live initrd.gz.
  • more informative live /init error messages.
  • added French translation to antixsources application.
  • added double size xmms bugfix to xmms-plugins
  • added more options to live fast boot cheats.

New in version 13 (June 3rd, 2013)

  • 64 bit flavour as well as 32 bit.
  • iceweasel-22.0 browser.
  • LibreOffice-4.
  • improved boot times, particularly when running live.
  • safer and faster shutdown, especially in live use.
  • customised live boot menu.
  • SpaceFM desktop integration.
  • live remaster scripts improved.
  • improvements to the antiX snapshot application.
  • dynamic fstab when running live.
  • xfs, jfs, ext2, btrfs file systems available in installers.
  • mupdf, a very fast and light pdf reader, included.
  • more options in meta-installer.
  • all ISO files built using antiX-build scripts to enable consistency and freshness.
  • many more!

New in version 13 Beta 3 (April 29th, 2013)

  • 3.6.11 antiX kernel for 32 bit
  • 3.7.10 antiX kernel for 64 bit
  • 3.8.10 antiX kernel available in the repository for those who want/need a more up to date version.
  • Dist-upgrade to 28 April 2013
  • Debian Wheezy repo.
  • Iceweasel-20.0-1 browser.
  • Default window manager is IceWM with a Rox desktop. Fluxbox, JWM, wmii and dwm are available.
  • SpaceFM desktop option at boot.
  • Better boot menu integration for unetbootin live usb.
  • Installer improvements.
  • 32 bit uses older flash for PII/PIII.
  • Double entries removed from menu.
  • Various under the hood bug fixes.

New in version 13 Beta 2 (March 26th, 2013)

  • 3.6.11 antiX kernel for 32 bit
  • 3.7.10 antiX kernel for 64 bit
  • 3.8.4 antiX kernel available in the repository for those who want/need a more up to date version.
  • dist-upgrade to 24 March 2013
  • Most work since beta1 has focussed on customising the live boot menu to include a whole range of boot options via Fn keys. Chosen boot parameters can be customised and saved on writable media.
  • The versions of applications shipped come from the Debian Testing/Wheezy repo.
  • Latest iceweasel browser version available via the meta-package installer.
  • Default window manager is IceWM with a Rox desktop. Fluxbox, JWM, wmii and dwm are available.
  • Latest SpaceFM and udevil.
  • usb devices set to automount (default). Easily changed.

New in version 13 Beta 1 (February 9th, 2013)

  • 3.6.11 kernel
  • dist-upgrade to 07 Feb 2013
  • more options in meta-installer
  • mupdf replaces epdfview and zathura
  • mc removed use ranger for cli filer
  • installers now give xfs, jfs, ext2 as options. btrfs is avaliable, but only use for data, not for installing onto.
  • numerous 'internal' changes to antiX scripts

New in version 12.5 Alpha 2 (November 10th, 2012)

  • Base and full use latest 3.6.6-antix kernel
  • Core is libre using latest 3.6.6-gnu-antix kernel.
  • Live scripts changes mean a faster boot.
  • Introduction of a dynamic fstab for running live.
  • Latest apps include 0.8.2 spacefm and 0.3.4-1 udevil.
  • gcc-4.7.1
  • Xorg-1.12.4-1
  • All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 09 November 2012.

New in version M11 (May 3rd, 2011)

  • Just over a year since the release of antiX-M8.5, the antiX-team are pleased to announce that antiX MEPIS 11 'Jayaben Desai' - a fast, light, very flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on Debian Testing and SimplyMEPIS - is now available in full, base and core versions (for 686 and 486 kernel all using hybridiso). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm-Rox desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.36-4 kernel, our own assistants to help configuration, and the usual range of applications for desktop use. Latest Iceape (2.0.13-1) for internet needs, Abiword (2.8.6) and gnumeric (1.10.14) for office use, qmmp and goggles music manager (0.12.1) for audio, gxine, mplayer and gnome-mplayer for video, gppp (dial-up), wicd (1.7), umt-panel2 (from aptosid) for GPRS/UMTS/3G and ceni (2.21) for network connection, pidgin (2.7.11) for chat. Many cli apps are also included such as Alpine for email, moc for audio, elinks for browsing, abcde and ripit for cd ripping and much more. Features include a cli-installer script for fast and light install, live with persistence, 'remaster on the fly', new boot cheatcodes for setting dpi and desktop windows manager with or without icons, antix2usb to easily install to usb stick. Many languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install. Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts are included as well as ibus in the full version.

New in version 8.2 (July 25th, 2009)

  • Anti announced "On behalf of the antiX-team I am proud to announce that antiX MEPIS 8.2 is a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing is now available in full and base versions. This release defaults to a fully customised icewm desktop (fluxbox is also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.27-25 kernel and tweaked MEPIS Assistants for better compatibility in antiX."
  • 10 languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install. Boot time should be faster, particularly if the 'Faster' option is chosen at livecd boot menu and RAM usage low. antiX-Control Centre has been further improved, new scripts for screenshots, phonebook, mouse configuration have been added. As well as including the usual applications such as iceweasel 3.0.11 available in 11 languages, pidgin 2.5.8, abiword 2.6.8, gnumeric 1.9.9, rox-filer 2.9 and claws-mail 3.5, antiX-M8.2 also includes a meta-installer, an updated ceni and wicd(1.6.1) for wired/wireless connections, UMTSmon - a simple connect program for users using 3g usb modems, antiX-M8.2 uses X.org 7.4, auto-login with latest SLiM, smxi, inxi, svmi scripts from h2, and Dillo 2.1-1. New apps include: gecko-mediaplayer, gnome-mplayer, alpine, alsaplayer, cheese, antix2usb script and many more.

New in version 8.2 Test 1 (June 22nd, 2009)

  • Public Test1 comes with the latest upgrades from MEPIS and Debian Testing, including Xorg1.6, 2.6.27-25-686 MEPIS kernel, iceweasel 3.0.11, Abiword 2.6.8-5, pidgin 2.5 and slightly adapted MEPIS tools for better use in antiX. And much, much more.
  • Localisation is much improved, 10 languages are fully supported OOTB. Language chosen at livecd boot will carry over to install. Boot time should be faster particularly if the Faster option is chosen at boot menu.
  • There are major change in antiX control centre design. system-config-printer replaced with gtklp meta-installer allows for install of kde4, gtkam added, and cheese (webcam) added. mozilla-mplayer is with gecko-mediaplayer.