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Calculate Linux 15 released

Released on September 30, 2015

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We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 15.

Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) 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

1. A New Method for Packages Update

  • Better reliability
    • Each mirror stores version history, thus allowing either to update from any existing mirror or to create a local mirror.
  • Updates are faster
    • The update tool selects the fastest mirror.
    • Update configuration defaults to parallel fetching and installation.
    • Revdep-rebuild will not be called by cl-update unless enabled explicitly.
  • A higher level of testing
    • All binaries are tested on the testing mirror before being committed to the master.
  • Less traffic consumption
    • Portage will not be synchronized if no updates are available.

2. Common binary repos

  • Distribution profiles were unified. You are free to choose between three brand new flavours, each with USE flags adapted to different needs. Over 2500 popular packages come as binaries.

3. New Calculate Utilities 3.4

  • System build tools were completely rewritten:
    • Calculate Console comes with a GUI mode.
    • Overlayfs support was added for fast deployment.
  • A list of binary mirrors can from now on be used for update.
  • Binaries are fetched under a new algorithm.
  • Multiboot Flash creation is supported.

4. Both stable and testing kernels are provided.
5. Dutch support was added.

Packages

# CLD (KDE desktop):

**** KDE 4.14.12, LibreOffice 4.4.5.2, Chromium 45.0.2454.101, Gimp 2.8.14, Amarok 2.8.0

**** i686 - 2.03 G, x86_64 - 2.22 G
# CLDM (MATE desktop):

**** MATE 1.8, LibreOffice 4.4.5.2, Chromium 45.0.2454.101, Claws Mail 3.11.1, Gimp 2.8.14, Clementine 1.2.3

**** i686 - 1.66 G, x86_64 - 1.84 G
# CLDX (Xfce desktop):

**** Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice 4.4.5.2, Chromium 45.0.2454.101, Claws Mail 3.11.1, Gimp 2.8.14, Clementine 1.2.3

**** i686 - 1.65 G, x86_64 - 1.83 G
# CDS (Directory Server):

**** OpenLDAP 2.4.38, Samba 3.6.25, Postfix 3.0.2, ProFTPD 1.3.5, Bind 9.10.2

**** i686 - 720 M, x86_64 - 748 M
# CLS (Linux Scratch):

**** Xorg-server 1.16.4, Openbox 3.6.1, Kernel 3.18.20

**** i686 - 800 M, x86_64 - 905 M
# CSS (Scratch Server):

**** Kernel 3.18.20, Calculate Utilities 3.4.0.2

**** i686 - 512 M, x86_64 - 539 M
# CMC (Media Center):

**** Kodi 15.1, Xorg-server 1.16.4

**** i686 - 1.10 G, x86_64 - 1.27 G

Screenshots

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.

Hi Alex,

Please respond to the following topic.

http://www.calculate-linux.org/boards/2/topics/30130

Thank you, Michael.

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