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     1[ [wiki:HomePageEn English Wiki Homepage] ] > [ [wiki:ReleaseNotes Release Notes] ] > 3.7r1 Release Notes
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     4== Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1 Release Notes ==
     5Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Also it is possible to install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian testing branch.
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     7== What's New in 3.7r1? ==
     8The first update version of 3.7 series comes with updated GTK+, Grisbi, GNU Iceweasel and Chromium browser packages. It also merges all the published security updates into a new set of ISO images. Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7 (code name `Raul`) release brings tons of updated packages, faster live boot and quality new features. This version has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of Feb 7, 2011 and brings lot of updated packages compared to Parsix 3.6 aka Vinnie. Parsix DVD images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression. Our brand new Linux 2.6.37.6 based kernel with improved configuration is patched using !TuxOnIce 3.2 suspension/hibernation, Kon Kolivas's BFS and extra hardware support patches. For the first time we are including certain drivers from kernel's staging tree including the new experimental nouveau graphics diver for nVidia chips. Updated installer provides even simpler interface and enables installing Parsix on existing software RAID partitions. Some changes have been made to the default applications stack: Parsix is now being shipped with XBMC media center, Adidemux video editor, Remmina replaces Tsclient and Exile is no longer shipped with the ISOs. Parsix Raul has a brand new light and fast look and feel. Parsix 3.7 default features: !NetworkManager 0.8.1 as default networking stack, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.32.1, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 7.0.1, GParted 0.8.1, Empathy 2.30.3, !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, !VirtualBox-OSE 4.0.4. Please note that Raul is also covered by security updates.
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     10== Updated Packages ==
     11Main changes are:
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     13 * Linux 2.6.37.6
     14 * GNOME 2.32.1
     15 * Xserver-xorg 1.7.7
     16 * GNU Iceweasel 7.0.1
     17 * Chromium Browser 13.0.782.220
     18 * !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
     19 * Glibc 2.11.2
     20 * SquashFS+Lzma 4.0
     21 * GParted 0.8.1
     22 * Empathy 2.30.3
     23 * GIMP 2.6.8
     24 * Grisbi 0.8.8
     25 * !CompizFusion 0.8.4
     26 * Synaptic 0.70.1
     27 * !VirtualBox-OSE 4.0.4
     28 * VLC 1.1.3
     29 * xFarDic 0.11.7
     30
     31== Other Notable Changes in 3.7 ==
     32 * New artwork, based on [http://casperium.deviantart.com Drustan's Nebula] by Ali Ries, [http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/light-themes Light Themes] by Ubuntu, [http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/1345/GTK2-Foresight.tar.bz2 Foresight GTK-2 theme engine] by Og Maciel, [http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=70537&vote=good&tan=63898020 Tropical sound theme] by Tom Haste, and [http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GNOME-colors?content=82562 GNOME Colors - Dust] icon theme by Victor C.
     33 * Updated Adobe flash player to 10.3 (for 32 bit) and 10.2.preview3.111710 (for 64 bit).
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     35== Note for nVidia/ATI Users ==
     36Now it's possible to install ATI, nVidia and nVidia-legacy drivers and kernel modules from the APT repository. For more information, please see [AtiHowto ATI Drivers Howto] and [NvidiaHowto Nvidia Drivers HowTo].
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     38== Parsix Software Repositories ==
     39Parsix GNU/Linux has four main software repositories:
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     41 * ''Official'': This repository contains packages officially maintained and built by the project
     42 * ''Continent'': This repository is a snapshot of Debian testing branch except packages covered by official repository
     43 * ''Wonderland'': This repository is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository
     44 * ''Security'': All security updates are being uploaded to this repository
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     46For Parsix Raul, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
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     48{{{
     49# Parsix
     50deb http://packages.parsix.org/official raul main contrib non-free
     51deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/official raul main contrib non-free
     52
     53deb http://packages.parsix.org/continent raul main contrib non-free
     54deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/continent raul main contrib non-free
     55
     56deb http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland raul main non-free
     57deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland raul main non-free
     58
     59deb http://security.parsix.org raul main contrib non-free
     60deb-src http://security.parsix.org raul main contrib non-free
     61}}}
     62== Updating Existing Installations ==
     63Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.7 DVD. Updating using the Parsix DVD 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:
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     65{{{
     66$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`
     67}}}
     68If you are planning to update your system using APT, update your /etc/apt/sources.list and use the following commands:
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     70{{{
     71$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
     72$ apt-get install parsix-kernel (parsix64-kernel on amd64 / parsix-kernel-bigmem on i386 systems with more than 4GB RAM)
     73$ reboot (Use the new kernel)
     74$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
     75$ dpkg -P `deborphan`
     76$ reboot
     77}}}
     78== Reporting Issues ==
     79If you have any issues with this new release of Parsix GNU/Linux, please report it on the [http://bugs.parsix.org issue tracker system] or open a topic on the [http://forums.parsix.org community support forums]. Thank You.