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=====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0r0 TEST-3 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-3 release (codename 'Ramon') is the third 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 January 10, 2008. Several bugs have been solved (#22, #46, #50, #52, #54, #55, #56, #57, #58, #59, #60, #61), replaced rhythmbox with Exaile, re-added iptraf, redesktop and vncviewer, added bug-buddy, AptOnCD, QemuLauncher?, QemuCTL and XawTV due to community requests. Highlights: GNOME 2.20.3, Linux kernel with CK, TuxOnIce?, CFS v24, iwlwifi with led support and mactel patches, OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1 and GNU Iceweasel

====Updated Packages==== All packages have been synchronized with the Parsix and Debian repositories as January 11, 2008. Main changes are:

  • GNOME 2.20.3
  • X.Org 7.2.0
  • GNU Iceweasel
  • OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1
  • Glibc 2.7
  • Pidgin 2.3.1
  • GIMP 2.4.3
  • Synaptic 0.61
  • Exaile 0.2.10
  • xFarDic

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=====Other Notable Changes in 1.0r0=====

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{{image class="center" url="images/screen-graphics.png"}} =====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:

%%(bash)$ 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:

%%(bash) $ 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-3 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:

  • GNOME Dekstop
  • Included applications and software packages

=====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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