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Calculate Linux 14.16.2 released

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Released on June 5, 2015

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.16.2.

Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Media Center (CMC), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) are all available for download.

Main changes

  • A lighter and more Gentoo-friendly Splashutils tool was finally preferred to Plymouth.
  • OpenRC bootup comes parallel by default.
  • Network interfaces got back their classic names. The 70-persistent-net.rules file will be generated by CU templates.
  • Less (useless) packages in CLD and CLDX ; less dependencies in CMC and CLS.
  • Chromium problem fixed in CLDX: feel free to open as many tabs as you need.
  • USB 3G/4G modems now working correctly.
  • The default updates checkup interval was fixed at 24 hours.
  • CLD and CLDX flavors both delivered with SMPlayer YouTube Browser.
  • In CLD, the GParted editor was replaced with KDE Partition Manager.
  • Python 3.4 included everywhere.
  • Card reader notification bug fixed.
  • Installed OS detection fixed.
  • No more problem with launching the system from some USB controllers.
  • Libreoffice updated to v4.4.3 (marked as recommended for corporate users).

Packages

  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    • KDE 4.14, LibreOffice 4.4.3.2, Chromium 43.0.2357.65, Gimp 2.8.14, Amarok 2.8.0
    • i686 - 2.0 G, x86_64 - 2.2 G
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop):
    • Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice 4.4.3.2, Chromium 43.0.2357.65, Claws Mail 3.11.1, Gimp 2.8.14, Clementine 1.2.3
    • i686 - 1.6 G, x86_64 - 1.8 G
  • CDS (Directory Server):
    • OpenLDAP 2.4.38, Samba 3.6.25, Postfix 3.0.0, ProFTPD 1.3.5, Bind 9.9.5
    • i686 - 689 M, x86_64 - 717 M
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    • Xorg-server 1.16.4, Openbox 3.5.2, Kernel 3.18.14
    • i686 - 713 M, x86_64 - 816 M
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    • Kernel 3.18.14, Calculate Utilities 3.3.2.4
    • i686 - 485 M, x86_64 - 512 M
  • CMC (Media Center):
    • Kodi 14.1, Xorg-server 1.16.4
    • i686 - 1.0 G, x86_64 - 1.1 G

Update from Calculate Linux 14

To update from CL 14, either:

  • execute cl-update or
  • put the new iso file in /var/calculate/linux, then run cl-install.
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