Calculate Linux 17 released

Released on December 30, 2016

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 17.

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


Main changes

Timeless, a new server flavour

  • Some server configuration features were rewritten. Timeless is in fact a testing CL version, designed for those eager to try the development version of Calculate Utilities. Note that Timeless will be finally merged with Calculate Directory Server.
    The following modules are available:
    • LDAP server configuration
    • User account management via LDAP
    • Backup
  • And also:
    • Command-line and GUI interfaces both equally supported
    • Client-server architecture
    • Integration with the package manager
    • Configuration templates stored in one place

GUI manager

  • Updated appearances, including new own icons
  • Modifications for the system tray update icon
  • Better support of the system color scheme

Command-line manager

  • One session for cl-console and cl-console-gui, so that you could switch between them freely
  • User access to command-line tools via cl-console

Live USB

  • System startup possible without PulseAudio
  • Hard disk startup with Russian locale fixed

Calculate Utilities

  • Numerous revisions in templates: new functions added, support provided for “or” expressions, service launching, package linking, package version downgrade, ldif format, and more.


  • Beta versions of the brand new Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon and Calculate Linux Desktop LXQt are available in “nightly” stages.
  • Up to 5000 binary packages are available in the Calculate repository.
  • On desktop versions, Firefox will be from now on the default Internet browser.
  • MATE was updated to v1.16 and switched to the GTK3+ engine.
  • The latest kernel is always available as a binary.
  • Special characters such as currency symbols (₽, ₴, etc.) can be entered by pressing the Compose key or right Alt.
  • Multiple processing of ini.env via different paths, with user configurations partly moved.
  • Proprietary ati-drivers is not supported anymore.
  • CL can be installed on NVMe devices.
  • Centralized access to the su command is provided for domain users.
  • Account encryption problem was fixed.


  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    • KDE Frameworks 5.29, KDE Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12, LibreOffice, Firefox 50.1.0, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    • i686 - 1.92 G, x86_64 - 2.08 G
  • CLDM (MATE desktop):
    • MATE 1.16, LibreOffice, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    • i686 - 1.53 G, x86_64 - 1.69 G
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop):
    • Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    • i686 - 1.44 G, x86_64 - 1.61 G
  • CDS (Directory Server):
    • OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Samba 4.2.14, Postfix 3.1.2, ProFTPD 1.3.5b, Bind 9.10.3
    • i686 - 644 M, x86_64 - 669 M
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    • Xorg-server 1.18.4, Kernel 4.4.9
    • i686 - 724 M, x86_64 - 823 M
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    • Kernel 4.4.39, Calculate Utilities
    • i686 - 445 M, x86_64 - 471 M
  • Timeless (New server):
    • OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Calculate Utilities
    • i686 - 467 M, x86_64 - 493 M

Update from Calculate Linux 15

To update from CL 15, either:

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