Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus) for i686 and x86_64 released

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.6, our sixth stable release.

A short and incomplete list of changes since 0.6rc2:

  • Linux
  • We are proud to be one of the first distributions to ship the stable GNOME 2.18
  • Fixed a few bugs in XDM

If you didn’t follow the changes during the pre/rc releases, here are the most important changes since 0.5:

  • Up to date base system: Glibc 2.5, Binutils with DT_GNU_HASH support, DBUS 1.0 and Python 2.5
  • Up to date desktop packages: KDE 3.5.6, XFCE 4.4, Beryl 0.2.0, OpenOffice 2.1, Firefox and GNOME 2.18
  • All installed-by-default packages using Java are now built using gcj/ecj, the original binary javac is only provided as an alternate compiler.
  • Setup: speed improvements, support for more custom action, tftp installs and usb sticks are now supported.
  • Full support for Xgl/Beryl in KDE
  • Documentation: it is more than two times longer than it was until now.

Known Issues:

  • If you use a JMicron disk controller and you cannot boot 0.6, try booting with any of these options on the GRUB prompt: irqpoll, libata.atapi_enabled=0 and combined_mode=libata
  • The first time you attempt to use the Main Menu application in GNOME to edit the menus, the GNOME Panel will crash. This will not happen again after that. This will hopefully be fixed sometime and an update will be released.
  • If you want to use x86_64, download 0.6a for x86_64 instead!

Please refer to the Frugalware Terminus ChangeLog for more information.

Download for i686:

netinstall, cd1, cd2, cd3, cd4, cd5, cd6, cd7, cd8, cd9, cd10, cd11, dvd1, dvd2, tftp, usb, chroot tarball

Download for x86_64:

netinstall, cd1, cd2, cd3, cd4, cd5, cd6, cd7, cd8, cd9, dvd1, dvd2, tftp, usb, chroot tarball

NOTE: CDs 3+ or the second DVD is needed only if you don’t have an internet connection!


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If you are upgrading from our previous stable release, you may want to read the upgrade part of our documentation.