Porteus-v1.1-rc2 is released!

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Porteus-v1.1-rc2 is released!

Post#1 by brokenman » 22 Nov 2011, 03:09

The Porteus Community is pleased to announce a new development release, Porteus Version 1.1, RC2. This release candidate is available for both 32 and 64 bit editions and features several bug fixes and some new features. Please read the changelog below for specifics.

You can download the 64-bit edition here:
http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/testing/ ... -v1.1-rc2/

And the 32-bit edition here:

Please give this a thorough testing and report any issues in the
relevant threads under the 'Development' section.


- Upgrade to kernel 3.1.1 with BFS scheduler + aspm patch (for saving power)
- Upgrade to kde 4.7.3 (64-bit edition only)

- linuxrc changes:
a) fixed 'copy2ram + automount of hd paritions' bug (thanks Tonio and oranus)
b) fixed 'copy2ram + changes' bug which was preventing CD ejection
c) new cheatcodes:
'vga-detect' cheatcode which discovers GPU and loads proprietary
(nVidia, ati-fglrx) driver from /optional folder (thanks oranus for
the suggestion and for helping with debugging
'mopt' lets you change default filesystem mount options (more details
can be found in /boot/cheatcodes.txt)

other changes:
- removed 'autoexec=xconf;telinit~4' which still was present in PXE boot menu
- symlinked kde theme styles in qt dir which closed "bad looking of qt
apps under LXDE" bug (thanks Ahau)
- fixed pns-tool/xpns-tool bug (thanks Ahau for the report)
- upgraded ndiswrapper to rc version which allowed compiling it
against 3.1 kernel (thanks to brokenman)
- tweaked ~/.bashrc once again and added "export $(dbus-launch)"
(thanks to beny)
- enabled automounting of devices by default in LXDE
- fixed kmap cheatcode in KDE-4 (thanks Ahau for the bug report)
- added new udev rule to /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules which
prevents loop devices (xzm modules) from appearing in the dolphin
panel (64-bit only)
- optimized rc.S: lvm discovery will be performed only if LVM2_members
are present in /mnt/live/tmp/devices, magic folders fixes
- pcmanfm shows internal volumes by default
- modified default mount options in linuxrc: added 'nodiratime' and
removed 'users' (unprivileged users should be able to mount/umount
removable devices only and not all disks in the system
- liloinst.sh will be using lilo.conf from /boot if found during
installation (thanks to Kriss)
- from now on .sgn file is named as 'porteus-v1.1-x86_64.sgn' for
64bit edition and 'porteus-v1.1-i486.sgn' for 32bit (Kriss suggestion)
- added pcmanfm service menus for module conversion, etc - same as for
dolphin and konqueror. thanks a lot Ahau!
- latest version of PPM and PSC
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