The Frugalware Developer Team announced
earlier today the release of Frugalware 1.1, the eleventh stable version in almost five years, which they dubbed "Getorin."
One of the most important developments that are incorporated into Frugalware 1.1 is the major overhaul that fwife, the distribution's installer, received. The network configuration functions were improved and the DHCP support for autoconfiguration was added. Since the Enlightenment 17 window manager was added to the repository, the installer was changed to support this alternative setup and handle any possible conflicts. EXT4 support was added, along with the possibility to format partitions with this file system. Visually, the installer has an improved layout and the icons were changed.
Frugalware's desktop now features new artwork, including wallpapers and a changed Gnome Theme. The users that are on 64-bit systems will be happy to see that the Adobe Flash plugin for that platform is now included in the default install. Android users will be able to install the sdk for that operating system more easily, since it is now available in the distribution's repository.
Another important change in the repositories is the inclusion of GnuSTEP packages, allowing Frugalware users to obtain a desktop experience that is similar to the one found in the Étoilé operating system easily.
Although the Linux kernel included in this release of Frugalware is the latest stable version, the developers didn't switch the mode in which EXT3 partitions were accessed, although the upstream version now defaults to "writeback." Because of that, the developers think that EXT3 still appears to be more robust than EXT4 at this time. Highlights in Frugalware 1.1 "Getorin:"
· Linux kernel 188.8.131.52;
· GNU C library 2.10.1;
· Xorg 7.4;
· xorg-server 1.6;
· GNOME 2.26.3;
· XFCE 4.6.1;
· GCC 4.4.0;
· Many more updates and improvements.
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