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Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0r0 TEST-1 Release Notes

Parsix GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers. It can be used as a live CD too. Parsix GNU/Linux is based Debian and derived from KANOTIX. Parsix GNU/Linux contains the most common and needed applications for desktop/laptop users.

What's New in 1.0r0?

1.0r0 TEST-1 release (codename 'Ramon') is the first test release of a brand new version of Parsix GNU/Linux and contains several new features, fixes and improvements. This version is synchronized with Parsix and Debian testing repositories as of December 12, 2007. Several bugs have been solved (#22, #46, #50, #52, #54, #55, #56, #57, #58), replaced rhythmbox with Exaile, re-added iptraf, redesktop and vncviewer, added bug-buddy, AptOnCD and XawTV due to community requests. Highlights: GNOME 2.20.2, Linux kernel with CK, TuxOnIce?, CFS, iwlwifi with led support, mactel and realtime I/O patches, OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1 and GNU Iceweasel

Updated Packages All packages have been synchronized with the Parsix and Debian repositories as December 12, 2007. Main changes are:

  • GNOME 2.20.2
  • X.Org 7.2.0
  • GNU Iceweasel
  • OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1
  • Glibc 2.7
  • Pidgin 2.2.2
  • GIMP 2.4.1
  • Synaptic 0.61
  • Exaile 0.2.10
  • xFarDic

Other Notable Changes in 1.0r0

Updating Existing Installations

Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 1.0r0 CD-ROM. Updating with CD-ROM deletes all additional installed packages. So users who have custom installed packages, should reinstall them after finishing the update process. A package diff file is saved to /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt that can be used to reinstall additional packages. Just use a command like the following to use the diff file, after rebooting to your new updated Parsix system:

$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`

If you are planning to update your system using APT, use the following commands:

$ echo "deb ramon main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
$ apt-get install parsix-kernel (or parsix64-kernel on amd64 systems)
$ reboot

What needs to be tested

Ramon TEST-1 is a well tested system and may not be any critical breakage, but it's possible to be some bugs and problems. So we need the community to help us to test:

  • Kernel stability and hardware support, suspension and hibernation
  • GNOME Dekstop
  • Included applications and software packages
  • Other operating systems detection system on installer

Get involved

If you like Parsix, you can help us to make it better. You don't need to be a programmer to help us, even reporting bugs and testing new releases is a great help. Join to Parsix GNU/Linux user's mailing list today.

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