The Chakra Development Team, through Anke Boersma, proudly announced last evening, May 14th, the immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.05 operating system.
Dubbed Archimedes, Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.05 is the third maintenance release for 2012 and it is powered by Linux kernel 3.2.8 and KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3. It also contains QtWebkit 2.2.1, Qt 4.8.1, GCC 4.7, Glib2 2.15, and an optional Linux kernel 3.0.22.
"A rolling release can mean quite often that an ISO is outdated soon. That was shown quickly after the second Archimedes release from 4 weeks ago."
"After that release it was time to update a lot of base packages, including the toolchain and the glib2 stack, those updates broke some parts of that ISO, so a third Archimedes is released today." - said Anke Boersma in the official release announcement.
Highlights of Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.05:
· Linux kernel 3.2.8;
· Linux kernel 3.0.22 (optional);
· KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3;
· Qt 4.8.1;
· GCC 4.7;
· Glib2 2.15;
· QtWebkit 2.2.1;
· Switch to kmod;
· tomoyo-tools 2.5;
· initscripts were updated to allow testing of systemd;
· wqy-microhei is now the default font for Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages.
As usual, Chakra GNU/Linux is distributed as a minimal CD ISO image that allows users to build their desktop on, and DVD ISO images with a nice selection of applications and all the locales, both availabile for the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
About Chakra GNU/Linux
Chakra GNU/Linux was originally based on Arch Linux but, while some of the underlying architecture and the package manager remain the same, packages from Arch are not compatible with Chakra.
Chakra uses the KDE desktop environment and a half-rolling release model, meaning that the core software is updated less often and is considered stable, while everything non-essential is updated frequently to ensure that users always run the latest applications.
Download Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.05 right now from Softpedia.