Zenwalk 7.0 is available

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Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by hyperion » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:26 pm

Zenwalk 7.0 is available for immediate download !

Still desktop, Internet and multimedia oriented, Zenwalk 7.0 is a milestone in the evolution of the distribution. This release brings several major changes at user level and system level. At user level, the XFCE desktop environment has been updated to major version 4.8.1, coming with a new VFS, XFCE 4.8 allows CIFS and SFTP shares browsing through the file manager, making it mostly feature equivalent to Gnome while still a lot faster. The new panel has good support for transparency, and is packaged with many plugins out of the box. Zenwalk 7.0 will come with XFCE 4.8.1 (stable version, many bugs have been fixed since 4.8.0).

We are pleased to announce that OpenOffice will be replaced by LibreOffice which appeared to be more reliable on Zenwalk during our testing process (stability is very important for an office software).

At system level Zenwalk 7.0 is our first release coming without HAL, which has been completely replaced by udev/GIO. The Zenwalk 7.0 kernel will be 2.6.37.4, with KMS support. KMS is disabled by default but can be enabled easily in the bootloader configuration.

As usual most packages have been updated to the latest stable version :
LibreOffice 3.3.1
XFCE 4.8.1
Icecat 3.6.15
Icedove 3.0.4
Kernel 2.6.37.4 with BFS scheduler and performance tweaks

Here you can find some information about the new XFCE 4.8 Desktop : http://www.xfce.org/about/news/?post=1295136000

We also changed a little bit the way we manage packages, you may have noticed that we no longer provide a "current" repository. We had to find a solution to make package management safe and clear for the average user : from now, for each version of Zenwalk, we will provide a versionalized repository including extra packages, where all packages are "certified compatible" with the given version (ie : 6.4, 7.0, ...). The "snapshot" repository will keep being an "experimental" work-in-progress repository, as usual.

We hope you'll like the new artwork, and will appreciate the consistency of the desktop layout, as well as the performance of Zenwalk 7.0 :)

Have fun !
JP



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Downloads :
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis ... lk-7.0.iso
http://chronos.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/di ... lk-7.0.iso
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dist ... lk-7.0.iso
http://ftp.nux.ipb.pt/pub/dists/zenwalk ... lk-7.0.iso
http://zen-repo.meticul.eu/i486/zenwalk ... lk-7.0.iso

And changelog since RC3 :


-----< Mar 23 2011 >---- NMAP... -------

[a] Updated mkinitrd-1.4.6-i486-7.txz (Rebuilt.Use "mdadm -S -s" in the init script to fix device numbers.Thanks to Eric Hameleers.Poke the kernel with fdisk after assembling RAID.Thanks to Csaba Biegl.)
[ap] Updated linuxdoc-tools-0.9.66-i486-8.txz (Rebuilt.Upgraded to gnome-doc-utils-0.20.4.)
[l] Updated gdk-pixbuf-2.23.1-i486-70.1.txz (New version)
[l] Updated gst-plugins-good-0.10.28-i486-70.1.txz
[n] Updated nfs-utils-1.2.3-i486-3.txz (Rebuilt.Added /etc/nfsmount.conf set to protocol version 3 by default.Thanks to Niels Horn.)
[n] Updated nmap-5.51-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[a] Updated lilo-23.1-i486-70.1.txz (Upgraded.)


-----< Mar 22 2011 >---- PYCUPS... -------

[a] Updated kernel-2.6.37.4-i486-70.1.txz
[ap] Updated mc-4.7.5.1-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Fixed smb (cifs?) filesystem ./configure options.Thanks to Ferenc Deak.)
[a] Updated mkinitrd-1.4.6-i486-6.txz (Rebuilt.Use --resolve-names=never when starting udevd in the initrd.Thanks to crocket.)
[a] Updated usbutils-002-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[ap] Updated dmidecode-2.11-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[ap] Updated hpijs-3.11.3-i486-70.1.txz (New version)
[d] Updated kernel-headers-2.6.37.4_smp-x86-2.txz (Rebuilt.)
[l] Updated cairo-1.10.2-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Added configure option --enable-tee for Firefox.)
[l] Updated gamin-0.1.10-i486-3.txz (Rebuilt.Install a /etc/gamin/gaminrc with reasonable defaults.Thanks to Niels Horn.)
[l] Updated glib2-2.28.3-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated glibc-2.13-i486-3.txz (Rebuilt.)
[l] Updated gtk+2-2.24.3-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated pycups-1.9.55-i486-70.1.txz (New version)
[n] Updated ndiswrapper-1.56-i486-2.6.37.4.txz
[n] Updated net-snmp-5.6.1-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Updated nfs-utils-1.2.3-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.In rc.nfsd, test for nfsd support in the kernel before trying to modprobe.Thanks to Vincent Batts.)
[n] Updated openssl-0.9.8r-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Make sure that the fixed certwatch script gets installed.)
[x] Updated dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.33-noarch-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated mesa-7.9.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated liberation-fonts-ttf-1.06.0.20100721-noarch-2.txz (Rebuilt.Removed obsolete /etc/fonts/conf.avail/60-liberation.conf.Thanks to Dugan Chen.)
[x] Updated libX11-1.4.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-input-keyboard-1.6.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-input-mouse-1.7.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-input-wacom-0.10.11-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-video-ati-6.14.1-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-1.9.5-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-xephyr-1.9.5-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-xvfb-1.9.5-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[xap] Updated gucharmap-2.33.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[xap] Updated sane-1.0.22-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Configured backends with --enable-libusb_1_0.Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.)
[xap] Updated xsane-0.998-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[xap] Uptated system-config-printer-1.3.2-i486-70.1.txz (New version)


-----< Mar 16 2011 >---- MKINITRD... -------

[a] Updated mkinitrd-1.4.6-i486-5.txz (Rebuilt.Updated mkinitrd_command_generator.sh. Thanks to Eric Hameleers.
Search for libraries in /lib and /lib64, not /lib*.)
[a] Updated pciutils-3.1.7-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[a] Updated usbutils-001-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Updated usb.ids.)
[x] Updated xf86-video-radeonhd-1.3.0-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Recompiled to fix unresolved symbol. Thanks Luigi Genoni.)


-----< Mar 11 2011 >---- GCONF... -------

[a] Updated bash-4.1.010-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[a] Updated cpio-2.11-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[a] Updated kernel-2.6.37.3-i486-70.1.txz
[a] Updated kernelscsi-2.6.37.3-i486-70.1.txz
[a] Updated libcgroup-0.37.1-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow that could allow privilege escalation.)
[ap] Updated mc-4.7.5.1-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[ap] Updated mpg123-1.13.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[ap] Updated vim-7.3.138-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[d] Updated kernel-headers-2.6.37.3_smp-x86-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[d] Updated m4-1.4.16-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[d] Updated subversion-1.6.16-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.Fixed a remotely triggerable NULL-pointer dereference in mod_dav_svn.)
[l] Updated GConf-2.32.1-i486-70.1.txz (Latest version)
[l] Updated glib2-2.28.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated glibc-2.13-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Recompiled against Linux 2.6.37.3 kernel headers.)
[l] Updated jre-6u24-i586-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated libao-1.1.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated libogg-1.2.2-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Updated ncurses-5.8-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[l] Upated polkit-0.101-i486-70.1.txz
[l] Upated polkit-gnome-0.101-i486-70.1.txz
[n] Updated bluez-4.89-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Updated dhcpcd-5.2.11-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Updated gnutls-2.10.5-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Updated gnupg-1.4.11-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.Thanks to Markus Reichelt for the reminder.)
[n] Updated nfs-utils-1.2.3-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Added iwlwifi-100-ucode-39.31.5.1-fw-1.txz (Added. Microcode to support the Intel Centrino Wireless-N chipset.)
[n] Updated iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-fw-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Updated iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.221.4.1-fw-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[n] Addediwlwifi-6xxx-ucode-41.28.5.1-fw-1.txz (Added. Microcode to support Intel 6000G2A, 6000G2B, 6150BGN, and 6250AGN wifi.)
[n] Updated ndiswrapper-1.56-i486-2.6.37.3.txz
[n] Updated samba-3.5.8-i486-70.1.txz (New version)
[x] Updated libXt-1.1.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
[x] Updated radeon_ucode-20110302-noarch-1.txz (Upgraded.Thanks to Gérard Monpontet for the reminder.)
[x] Updated fixesproto-5.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated libXfixes-5.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated util-macros-1.12.0-noarch-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xcompmgr-1.1.5-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Merged transparency fix. Thanks to Erik Jan Tromp.)
[x] Updated xextproto-7.2.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-input-synaptics-1.4.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-input-vmmouse-12.7.0-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-video-chips-1.2.4-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xf86-video-siliconmotion-1.7.5-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xkbcomp-1.2.1-i486-1.txz (Upgraded.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-1.9.4-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.Applied upstream patch to fix EXA color tiling bug.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-xephyr-1.9.4-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.)
[x] Updated xorg-server-xvfb-1.9.4-i486-2.txz (Rebuilt.)
[xap] Updated pidgin-2.7.11-i486-70.1.txz (New version)


-----< Mar 07 2011 >---- JRE... -------

[l] Added jre-6u23-i586-1.txz (Moved from extra to ISO. I always install jre after a new install)
[xap] Updated geany-0.20-i686-70.1.txz (New version)
[xap] Updated icecat-3.6.15-i686-70.1.txz (New version, shipped with two extensions that enhance the security of browsing. Just deactivate them if you don't want to use them.)
[xap] Updated transmission-2.22-i686-70.1.txz (New version)
[xap] Updated zenwalk-desktop-7.0-noarch-70.4.txz (A few RC3 bugfixes)


-----< Mar 05 2011 >---- XSCREENSAVER -------

[xap] Updated xscreensaver-5.12-i686-70.1.txz (disabled DPMS, xfce-poxer-manager will take care of this)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by zenballer » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:13 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!
and big thanks to the team of course.

I'm downloading it now.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by sconti555 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:02 pm

I gratefully acknowledge the fab news; cheers to the ZW developers team!

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by aburkon » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:02 pm

Many thanks to all developers, I use my fresh ZW 7.0 since about 1,5 hours! \!D/

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by Gullible Jones » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:04 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the hard work guys!

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by mistergil » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks for all of the hard work the developers put in to this release. \!D/

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by tooolya » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:40 pm

good news!!

*sorry for my english* but something stupid that i would ask about: when i used rc 1 i had a problem with Keyboard Indicator Layout (crash when i want add it to panel and had to use xxkb or play with setxkbmap) and now question: can i now download Zenwalk 7.0 and use on full mode with keyboard indicator on panel? :)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by mr.sandman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:29 am

Gongratz, and thank you for this distro.
installed five minutes ago, i was like :o then i was like \!D/ and now i'm like X!!
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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by tooolya » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:36 pm

just tested in virtualbox and there is a crash in keyboard indicator on panel. i read somewhere that it is xfce bug. well... will wait ))))

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by Zenwalk addict » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:59 pm

mr.sandman wrote:Gongratz, and thank you for this distro.
installed five minutes ago, i was like :o then i was like \!D/ and now i'm like X!!

Thats the true essence of linux (in general) but a beauty of zenwalk as well ;)
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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by silithium » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Hey FOLKS,

using Zenwalk since many years I have to say, thanks! Great job!
Installed Zenwalk 7.0 on my laptop and pc, and it runs like a charm.

Fast, simple, everything works, "only" 1 program for 1 task - thats how it shoud be!

No problems recognized.
A little hint for the xDSL-Modem/PPPoE users, who want to have an auto-connect each Zenwalk-startup.

After you've ran "pppoe-setup"...
insert into your /etc/rc.d/rc.local the following line:

#####
pppoe-start
#####

Now the problem is, that the GUI "Network Manager" manages all network connections and kills your PPPoE-connection to your ISP after startup.
Solution: Just disable the check in the GUI, that the "Network Manager" should control and overwrite everything after startup. Then your dsl-connection will stay alive.

Thanks to the whole Zenwalk-Team and greetings from Germany,
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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by Zenwalk addict » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:38 pm

silithium wrote:Hey FOLKS,

using Zenwalk since many years I have to say, thanks! Great job!
Installed Zenwalk 7.0 on my laptop and pc, and it runs like a charm.

Fast, simple, everything works, "only" 1 program for 1 task - thats how it shoud be!

No problems recognized.
A little hint for the xDSL-Modem/PPPoE users, who want to have an auto-connect each Zenwalk-startup.

After you've ran "pppoe-setup"...
insert into your /etc/rc.d/rc.local the following line:

#####
pppoe-start
#####

Now the problem is, that the GUI "Network Manager" manages all network connections and kills your PPPoE-connection to your ISP after startup.
Solution: Just disable the check in the GUI, that the "Network Manager" should control and overwrite everything after startup. Then your dsl-connection will stay alive.

Thanks to the whole Zenwalk-Team and greetings from Germany,
Matthias

May be u shud EDIT wiki article on this.
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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by lestranger » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:03 pm

I have downloaded the CD and look forward towards trying 7.0 out :)

Is there any way to upgrade 6.4 to 7.0, or do I need to reinstall? (I have found outehr people asking this, but not found any answer )

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by mike the mechanic » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:23 pm

Hello Zenwalkteam,

installed Zenwalk 7.0, everything works out of the box thank, you very much.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.0 is available

Post by hyperion » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:55 pm

thanks :)

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