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Calculate Linux 14 released

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Released on September 5, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.

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.

Major changes

  • A user-friendly update tool that features:
    • Automatic updates checkup
    • Notifications shown in the system tray and in the command line

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  • Both GUI and CLI interfaces for the cl-update utility, providing:
    • Remote update
    • A somewhat comprehensive localisaton for the package manager, including the packages descriptions (only English and Russian now, French coming soon)
    • The full update cycle, beginning with the repos syncing, complete with updating all dependent libraries and configuration files
    • Cache for the calculated dependencies

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  • An advanced approach to profiles, that makes creating and storing modified profiles much easier:
    • Two system overlays are used, the basic one (Calculate) and the distribution specific one (Distros)
    • A new utility, cl-update-profile is introduced, that handles profile updates and supports inherited overlays, with short links pointing to popular hosting services (such as GitHub and Bitbucket)
    • A profile can be inherited from several overlays at build time

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  • A better graphical interface for Calculate Utilities

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  • From now on, Dracut will be used to create initramfs, including
    • Support for regular SafeMode images as well as for optimized system configurations
  • Plymouth decorations running on the login screen
  • Portage settings transferred from /etc/make.conf to /etc/portage/make.conf

Kernel and Software

  • CDS (Directory Server):
    • Bind 9.9.5, Kernel 3.14.17, OpenLDAP 2.4.38, Postfix 2.10.3, ProFTPD 1.3.5, Samba 3.6.23
    • i686 - 595 M, x86_64 - 621 M
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    • KDE 4.14, Amarok 2.8.0, digiKam 4.2, Chromium 37, Kernel 3.14.17, LibreOffice 4.2.5
    • i686 - 2.1 G, x86_64 - 2.2 G
  • CLDX (XFCE desktop):
    • XFCE 4.10, Gimp 2.8.14, Chromium 37, Kernel 3.14.17, LibreOffice 4.2.5
    • i686 - 1.5 G, x86_64 - 1.7 G
  • CMC (Media Center):
    • XBMC 13.2, Kernel 3.14.17, Xorg-server 1.15
    • i686 - 897 M, x86_64 - 1.1 G
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    • Openbox 3.5.2, Kernel 3.14.17, Xorg-server 1.15
    • i686 - 672 M, x86_64 - 693 M
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    • Kernel 3.14.17
    • i686 - 406 M, x86_64 - 431 M

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