Zenwalk 8.0 final release candidate - RC2

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Zenwalk 8.0 final release candidate - RC2

Post by hyperion » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:53 am

Hi,

This is most probably the final release candidate for the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0.

This pre-release ISO should be at 99% the stable target, you will get latest Libreoffice 5.1.3, latest Chromium 51, Mplayer 1.3, ffmpeg 3.0.1, latest Slackware current system (many upstream packages updated) featuring the Linux kernel 4.4.13, and a new desktop layout for XFCE 4.12.

Lately, system tools have been heavily improved to fully integrate Policykit privileges elevation features, enabling the unprivileged user to tweak many system parameters that require root ownership : you can now change your user password from the XFCE Panel by just entering your previous password, you can set the Xorg keyboard layout without root privileges, set your locale, set the login manager settings, set system clock, etc...). All these features can of course be hardened with Policykit to disallow automatic privileges elevation for users.

Thanks to Didier Spaier for some good advices about installer improvements, you will hopefully find it more straight forward, while remaining completely in the Slack spirit.

If you need the plethora of Slackware network servers and applications from the start : please note that you can download an original Slackware (or support the Slackware project at https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/store), then install the latest set of Zenwalk 8.0 packages ("z" serie of packages) on it, then reboot : you will get a genuine Zenwalk system minus the "one application per task" cleanup.

A complete list of changes will be available soon at https://distrowatch.com/

have fun
jp

ISO is available from some zenwalk mirrors :
http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/8.0/ ... 8.0RC2.iso
http://zen-repo.meticul.eu/x86_64/8.0/z ... 8.0RC2.iso
http://slackware.uk/zenwalk/x86_64/8.0/ ... 8.0RC2.iso

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 final release candidate - RC2

Post by cfuttrup » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:16 pm

I'm interested in testing Zenwalk 8 ...

Does anyone have experience with installing it under VMWare Player or VirtualBox?

Will it be easy to install a Fortran 90 compiler / development environment?

/Claus

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 final release candidate - RC2

Post by hyperion » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:02 pm

hi Claus, and welcome back :)

zenwalk is as compatible with Vbox as Slackware can be : no difference.

You'll have to run Netpkg and install kernelsource to build the Vbox tools, if needed.

gcc-fortran is also available from Netpkg, a one click install

Have fun

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