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Porteus v3.0-rc1 is out!

Post#1 by brokenman » 24 Dec 2013, 00:22

The Porteus Community is pleased to announce Porteus 3.0 RC1 (Standard Desktop Edition), as well as Porteus Kiosk Edition v3.0 rc1 in time for Christmas! This release sees a move to a slackware 14.1 base and a new Porteus Kiosk Web Wizard. We've also put together prepackaged modules for Google-Chrome, Opera, Libreoffice, Abiword, and printing/scanning software, which can be dropped in place to get out-of-the-box functionality! Please note that the "Development" module will now need to be downloaded as a standalone module if you wish to compile additional software in Porteus.

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

Please report bugs/suggestions in our 3.0 rc1 desktop edition feedback thread here: click
Please use relevant thread for Kiosk edition up here: click

Here is our changelog for the Standard Desktop Edition & Kiosk edition:

- Upgraded to linux-3.12.4
- Porteus-installer-for-Linux: fixed installation on MMC cards and when udisks2 helper mounts the media under the /run directory

- Added 'changes-ro' cheatcode which keeps saved changes in a frozen state. This is handy if you have set your system 'how you like' and do not want to make other modifications to it.
- Added 'utc' cheatcode which tell Porteus that the hardware clock is set to UTC time and not to localtime.
- Tweaked 'kmap=' cheatcode so now its possible to use keyboard layout variants. Cheatcode syntax is: 'kamp=$layout:$variant', example: 'kmap=pl:qwertz'. Old syntax: 'kmap=pl,us' or 'kmap=pl' is still valid

kernel config:
- Added squashfs multi-threaded decompression patch (backported from linux-3.13) which should make Porteus even faster on multi CPU machines
- Added support for ACL and Security Labels to all filesystems which supports these features
- Compiled many drivers directly into kernel as there is no point for loading them by udev if they will be used anyway during live session

- Removed guest from plugdev group to fix udisks2 issues with unauthorized mounting
- Updated txz2xzm, deb2xzm and rpm2xzm scripts to support converting of multiple packages. Example: 'txz2xzm /path/some_folder/*' will convert all packages from that folder in one run
- Fixed saving to .dat container when it is placed on ntfs partition
- Fixed 'changes=EXIT:' not saving the session with full paths
- Added empty and non executable by default /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script for users who need to do custom actions before Porteus goes down
- Reenabled lcd brightness control in laptop-mode-tools config
- Fixed broken pns/xpns tools and added possibility for setting netmask to the pns-tool
- Added check to the booting and activate/deactivate scripts for 32bit caches which needs to be updated in x86_64 multilib environment
- Updated 'psinfo' and 'xpsinfo' utilities which now provides more information about the PC Porteus is booted on
- Tweaked activate scripts so restarting of the panel in not needed anymore
- Recompiled ntfs-3g to add extra ntfsprogs utilities not included in Slackware by default
- Added iproute2 and pcmciautils packages along with other Slackware-14.1 dependencies

- Updated 'watch-xorg' script which should help us getting into GUI in every case
- Updated context menu scripts to display notification rather than confirmation window
- Upgraded opensource 2D and 3D drivers to their latest versions (OpenGL-3.x compatibility for certain GPUs)
- Added ffmpeg with all required deps and opus-tools so Asunder can rip audio CDs to the opus files directly
- Updated gtk tools: gtk-porteus-timeconfig, gtk-soundcard-select, gtk-xkb-select, PPM and updater are disabled for rc's.

- Upgraded to kde-4.11.4
- Added CPU usage monitor to kde4 taskbar and removed gx-mail-notify
- Kdeplasma-addons is stripped from everything but show-desktop
- Added dolphin service menu to mount the .dat containers with right mouse click
- Disabled 'pause on minimize' in smplayer config
- Added great-little-radio-player, simple-screen-recorder, qwinff, smtube, kio-mtp and kepas packages

- Set mimetypes in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list to fix activation on double click and various other mimetype defaults (thanks brokenman for the help)
- Added winff, at-spi2-atk and core (new gtk+3 deps), gcr, libtasn1, p11-kit (new gnome-keyring deps)
- Recompiled from latest source

- Recompiled from latest source
- Added: gcolor2, youtube downloader, winff
- Added: GUI for system tools
- Included more default home directories

- Recompiled from latest source
- All apps upgraded
- Added screengrab (with auto upload)
- Added smtube, simple screen recorder, winff
- Included more default home directories
- NOTE: folder share requires cups

- Set mimetypes in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list to fix activation on double click and various other mimetype defaults (thanks brokenman for the help)
- Added winff, at-spi2-atk and core (new gtk+3 deps), gcr, libtasn1, p11-kit (new gnome-keyring deps)
- Fixed xfce volumeicon not opening alsamixer
- Modified xfce .gtkrc-2.0 to show text against light or dark background (thanks to jimwg)

- Upgraded to firefox-24.2.0 ESR and latest flash

Bumped to version: google-chrome-31.0.1650.63

Bumped to version: opera-12.16.1860

- Added src2pkg package

Bunped to version 3.0.0

Bumped to version: 4.1.4 (64bit version has 4.1.3)

- Rebuilt based on Slackware 14.1 and recompiled non-standard slack packages from source
- Fixed a bug that resulted in a missing print test page for hplip


- Upgraded to latest available versions and dropped catalyst-legacy as it does not compile against recent kernel/Xorg anymore
- Added 32bit opengl to 64bit nVidia proprietary drivers

Kiosk Edition:
- Main ISO is based on Slackware-14.1
- Dialog wizard has been replaced with more user friendly web version
- Added support for setting time zones
- Added support for setting password and view only/interactive modes to vnc module
- Added support for setting custom ssh port, hostname and netmask
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