Porteus-v3.1rc1 and Porteus Kiosk 3.1.2 are available!

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Porteus-v3.1rc1 and Porteus Kiosk 3.1.2 are available!

Postby brokenman » 18 Oct 2014, 22:14

The Porteus Community is stoked to announce the candidate release of Porteus Desktop Edition 3.1rc1 is ready for download. As usual we have available prepackaged modules for Google-Chrome, Opera, Libreoffice, Abiword, Skype and printing/scanning software, which can be dropped in place to get out-of-the-box functionality!

You can customize your Porteus ISO using the web wizard here: build it now
You can download the ISO and other files for the desktop edition here: 32bit and 64bit

You can download the kiosk ISO (and customize it with wizard embedded directly into it) from here: http://porteus-kiosk.org/download.html
Standalone ISO and modules for the kiosk edition can be downloaded from here: http://porteus-kiosk.org/public/

Please downloaded this release and report any bugs on the forum.

Changes in this release include:

Porteus Desktop Edition 3.1rc1:

kernel:
- Upgraded to linux-3.17.0
- Kernel config: compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024

Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com:
- User must type 'ok' before MBR will be updated. This is to prevent installation mady by accident on unwanted partition.

000-kernel.xzm:
- Upgraded to: cryptsetup-1.6.6

001-core.xzm:
- Added 'rfkill' package
- Added 'ntpdate' utility from ntp package which synces the clock over internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled
- Updated dir2xzm to search for top root directories like" /etc, /opt, /root, if exist then run mksquashfs with '-keep-root-dir' flag
- Upgraded to: alsa-lib-1.0.28, alsa-utils-1.0.28, bash-4.2.050, dosfstools-3.0.26, e2fsprogs-1.42.12, kernel-firmware-stripped-0.6, kmod-18, ntfs-3g-2014.2.15, openssl-1.0.1j, squashfs-tools-4.3, unrar-5.1.6, usm-3.1.7, xfsdump-3.1.4, xfsprogs-3.2.1

002-xorg.xzm:
- Added 'polyglot' online translator
- Upgraded to: asunder-2.5, ffmpeg-2.1.5, isomaster-1.3.11, libass-0.11.2, libbluray-0.6.1, libdrm-2.4.56, libva-1.3.1, libva-intel-driver-1.3.2, libvdpau-0.8, libvdpau-va-gl-0.3.4, libvpx-1.3.0, mesa-10.3.0, mozilla-nss-3.16.5, opus-tools-0.1.9, xf86-input-evdev-2.8.4, xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.6, xf86-video-ast-1.0.1, xf86-video-ati-7.4.0, xf86-video-modesetting-0.9.0, xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.11, xvidcore-1.3.3

003-kde.xzm:
- Upgraded to KDE4 desktop to version 4.14.1
- Set default action for 'Low Battery' to be 'Shutdown' after 5 mins
- Recompiled qmmp with projectM support (optional dependency)
- Added 'kcharselect' and 'weather plasmoid' packages
- Upgraded to: kamerka-0.10, kscreen-1.0.71, networkmanagement-0.9.0.11, partitionmanager-1.1.0, qmmp-0.8.1, qwinff-0.2.0, simple-screen-recorder-0.3.0, smplayer-14.3.0, smtube-14.8.0, trojita-0.4.1, wacomtablet-2.0.2

003-lxqt.xzm:
- Created with 0.7 version as a base (0.8 will be used in rc2 release)
- Initial build: everything is new here so there is no changelog to post

003-mate.xzm:
- Upgraded to Mate v1.9.1
- Removed claws email
- Added florence virtual keyboard
- Audio player is now audacious
- Removed leafpad
- Added mousepad
- Updated tigervnc
- Added gimp (gimpshop skin)
- Added ePDF viewer
- Removed evince

003-xfce.xzm:
- Rebuilt from scratch v4.10
- Added whisker-menu as default
- Removed gtk3
- Added ePDF viewer
- Added audacious as audio player

04-firefox.xzm:
- Replaced default homepage with 'new tab' function containing shoutcuts to various Porteus related sites
- Upgraded flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.406

04-chrome.xzm:
- Upgraded google-chrome-38.0.2125.104

04-opera.xzm:
- Upgraded flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.406

06-libreoffice.xzm:
- Upgraded to LibreOffice-4.3.2

08-skype.xzm:
- Upgraded to skype-4.3.0.37

Porteus Kiosk Edition 3.1.2:
New version looks after various kiosk ISO related issues, brings 3 monthsfree trial to the 'automatic updates' service and adds initial UEFI support which is not fully implemented in the ISO yet. New features, as well as kernel and userand updates (including latest mozilla-firefox-31.0 ESR) are not included in this release but are available in the automatic updates channel for those who are willing to subscribe to this service.

Changes in this release include:

- Updated make-iso.sh script to create 'eltorito EFI' images when efi component is present in the ISO
- PXE boot: improved compatibility with IIS and other http servers
- Added quirk for loading 'broadcom' driver during PXE and normal boot when BCM57780 chipset is found
- Display kiosk version during boot
- Added a fix to clean the screen properly after counting (modules/seconds)
- Kernel config: added FB_EFI support
- Kiosk wizard: added possibility for 3 months free trial of the 'automatic updates' commercial service
- Security fix: deactivated 'ctrl+l' keybinding by default. When firefox's 'address bar' is disabled the user could invoke an URL window by pressing 'ctrl+l' key combination and browse to other sites through it
- Switched to MAC based authorization for dhcpcd which is persistent (MAC never changes) unlike duid in kiosk
- Updated 'xzm download' function to resolve remaining md5sum issues. After this upgrade you should never experience them anymore (they may still occur only when there is something wrong with your connection)
- Upgraded to mkisofs-3.01a24 for better UEFI compatibility

Thank you for using and supporting Porteus!
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