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Frugalware 0.5 (Siwenna) for i686 and x86_64 released

2006-09-20 - Posted by VMiklos

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.5, our fifth stable release.
A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.5rc2:

  • Linux 2.6.17.11
  • We are proud to be one of the first distributions that ship the stable GNOME 2.16
  • 20 new packages
If you didn't follow the changes during the pre/rc releases, here are the most important changes since 0.4:
  • Up-to-date packages: GNU C Library 2.4, GCC 4.1.1, KDE 3.5.4, XOrg 7.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 (a native version for x86_64 users, too)
  • Security support: as of Frugalware-0.5, security support is provided until the release of the stable Frugalware-0.6. The -stable updates are only security fixes and bugfixes, no new features are added.
  • Created a new tool called 'setup' to collect the available configuration tools.
  • Localized the package manager (French, German and Hungarian translations are available)
  • Switched from bootsplash to splashy, so that the splash can be used with any custom vanilla kernel, too.
  • Installer improvements: Added wireless support, support for detecting other distributions and other operating systems, utf8-specific updates, all packages are available on CDs.
  • fw-xgl-control: Easily enables/disables Xgl on your system with one simple command.
  • fwmirror: A new tool to help mirroring Frugalware.
Please refer to the Frugalware 0.5 ChangeLog for more information.
If you don't have space for mirroring Frugalware but you want to help other i686 users to be able to get Frugalware quickly, use the CD or DVD torrents.
If you want to sponsor us or you don't want to download the huge images, order the i686 CDs, i686 DVDs, x86_64 CDs or x86_64 DVDs, a part of the sum goes for the support of the continued development of Frugalware!
Download for i686:
netinstall (21M), cd1 (644M), cd2 (644M), cd3 (638M), cd4 (639M), cd5 (590M), cd6 (627M), cd7 (632M), cd8 (427M), cd9 (640M), cd10 (129M), dvd1 (4.2G) dvd2 (1.2G)
Download for x86_64:
netinstall (21M), cd1 (643M), cd2 (644M), cd3 (642M), cd4 (644M), cd5 (644M), cd6 (642M), cd7 (635M), cd8 (92M), dvd1 (4.1G) dvd2 (264M)
NOTE: CDs 3-10 or the second DVD is needed only if you don't have an internet connection!
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A list of bugs reported after the release of the installer images can be viewed here.
If you are upgrading from our previous stable release, you may want to read our mini-howto on this topic.