gNewSense Changelog

New in version 3.1

February 10th, 2014
  • The correct country-specific package repository (instead of is set at installation time.
  • Network-manager is included in the live image by default.
  • The expert installer no longer suggests to install Debian's non-free repository.

New in version 3.0 (August 8th, 2013)

  • The stable release of gNewSense 3.0 is a fact. With the help of GNU Linux-libre and various other people helping to check and hack on freedom issues, we've been able to produce a new major version that aligns with the Free Software Foundation's freedom guidelines as well as Debian's quality standards. You'll find that the look has changed from previous releases, marking the change from Ubuntu to Debian as a base. We also support 3 architectures now: i386, amd64 and mipsel (Lemote Yeeloong).

New in version 3.0 Beta 2 (July 4th, 2013)

  • The Live installer (which can be started with the icon on the live desktop) works now. You also still have the text and GUI install boot menu options.
  • The graphical installer now looks like gNewSense instead of Debian.
  • is included in the default install.
  • The boot menu is shorter so that items at the bottom are more easily readable.

New in version 2.3 / 3.0 Beta 1 (May 20th, 2013)

  • The Live installer (which can be started with the icon on the live desktop) fails at step "Configure the package manager". The text and GUI install (started from the boot menu) do work, so you should pick one of those if you don't want to use netboot.
  • You get a 486 kernel by default. You can install the 686 kernel like any other package once you've booted the system.
  • Boot menu items Memtest and Help fall off the bottom of the screen, though they can be selected.
  • The Live installer's top banner is still Debian artwork.

New in version 2.3 (September 14th, 2009)

  • Freedom bugs fixed:
  • Several packages freed
  • Over 15 packages removed
  • Over 20 sourceless files removed from Linux
  • Install CD changes:
  • Removed Tomboy
  • Removed Fspot
  • Added gNote
  • Added gthumb
  • Added JFS
  • Added XFS

New in version 2.2 (April 15th, 2009)

  • This release was made 2009-04-15, and contains all security updates made to the archive up to and including 2009-04-14. This release introduces GLX back into the default install. This enables hardware accelaration by default, meaning Compiz and 3D games will work once again. As with 2.1, gNewSense 2.2 is available as a live cd for x86 (i386) systems, using GNOME as the default desktop environment (others such as XFCE or KDE are available post installation).