Sunday, December 18. 2011
In the search for the best release schedule for a semi-rolling Distro, the Chakra-Project team decided in August to follow a simple routine of basing the release schedule loosely on the KDE SC release model. With this third and final Edn release, we are confident, this is the correct way to go. As with any rolling Distro, there is no final ISO, every ISO is just a snapshot of the stable repo's at that time.
Edn was based on KDE 4.7, 4.7.4 is the final of this series, and with 4.8 a new name will be introduced.
You can read the release notes for the major changes in this release, some minor enhancements you will find include a default search engine set in Rekonq, a switch to icontasks as panel task-manager, the inclusion of Tomyo-tools to provide an UI for MAC hardening and a switch to Tomahawk for music player on the DVD.
Hopefully 2012 will bring the needed finishing touches to Tribe, and the introduction of Akabei as the package manager.
The Chakra Development Team is proud to announce the third and final release of Edn, Chakra GNU/Linux featuring Linux 3.1 and KDE 4.7.
Edn has followed the KDE 4.7 releases, and with KDE 4.8 a new name will be used. With this release KDE is updated to 4.7.4, kernel to Linux 3.1.4. The sound group has been rebuild/updated, latest networkmanagement and mesa-stack are also included. Chakra is now offering a DVD and CD version.
The CD version is to get to a minimal working KDE desktop, with only a text-editor, file-manager, web-browser and a simple media player installed, no further apps, no language packs. The DVD version includes all the language packs, most of standard KDE apps, libre-office 3.4.4, tomahawk, xbmc, calibre, printer support, minitube, k3b to name a few.
With this release we offer:
For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.
A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.
Download: Images at SourceForge
Wiki: bootable USB-FlashDrive creation
Wiki: Alternate bootable USB-FlashDrive creation
Chakra Beginners Guide
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