@v-fox v-fox released this Mar 24, 2016 · 54 commits to master since this release

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Notable changes:

  • R/W support / persistency is enabled:
    • EXT4 partition is created out of redundant space of your R/W medium
  • transition to openSUSE Tumbleweed;
    • repository list is overhauled to give priority to the «release» ones
  • dropping 2GB limit and not considering anything less than 4GB:
    • keeping file persistency enabled;
    • keeping documentation and locales;
    • keeping basic devel packages since OpenCL wants half of them anyway;
    • not shunning away from 32bit packages anymore
  • font selection is completely overhauled in favour of Google Noto collection;
    • Terminus font is used by default in KMS&GUI terminals;
    • DejaVu-based Hack font is used in text editors;
    • DejaVu font family is still generally used in GUI
  • UI's look is overhauled for darkness without bleakness
  • Mesa is outfitted with Gallium OpenMAX IL, VAAPI & VDPAU implementations
    • which are not used in apps by default due to driver instability
  • support for OpenCL (AMD & Intel)
  • support for high-quality midi playback via fluidsynth
  • support for UPnP for PulseAudio
  • support for motion-based (vapoursynth-mvtools) frame interpolation
    • and neural network (nnedi3) scaling in mpv
  • addition of a bunch of YaST modules including Docker support
  • addition of wine with native Gallium DirectX 9 support
  • addition of more working gaming emulators:
    • DOSBox for IBM© PC/DOS
    • OpenMSX for MSX®
    • PPSSPP for Sony© PSP®
    • PCSX-R for Sony© PlayStation®
    • PCSX 2 for Sony© PlayStation® 2
    • Dolphin-Emu for Nintendo© Gamecube® & Wii®
    • Desmume for Nintendo© DS®
    • Mupen64Plus for Nintendo© N64®
    • Yabause for Sega© Saturn®
  • addition of rEFInd (graphical probing EFI bootloader)
  • addition of K3B disk burner just for the hell of it
  • addition of Marble, the map viewer
  • addition of Skype and skyperious (Skype data viewer)
  • addition of Steam installer/launcher and its crutch-wrapper
  • addition of ZFS support (disabled by default and may be removed at any time)
  • addition of volatility (forensic tool for RAM analysis)
  • return of PeaZip (until p7zip GUI decides to compile)
  • removal of Bumblebee/Primus/VirtualGL/bbswitch in favour of PRIME/DRI3
  • removal of conky due to its low practicality from out-of-the-box
  • removal of toxic because we don't try to support console messaging
  • removal of live-{fat-stick,usb-gui} because of low usefulness for our case
  • replacement of bomi with xt7-player-mpv
  • replacement of dropped kernel-desktop with our kernel-HSF
    • (tuned for low latency and packing almost all in-kernel drivers)
  • replacement of LMT/pm-profiler/pm-utils with tuned/systemtap/powertop
  • replacement of tc-play with veracrypt
  • replacement of uTox with qTox
  • commencing usage of multiple dnscrypt instances
  • systemd's automatic userland coredumps are forbidden by default
  • Firefox and TB are unbranded in hopes to disable mandatory signing;
    • mozilla-kde4-integration is removed, kde4 hacks are disabled
  • general package updates and fixes

@v-fox v-fox released this Jul 11, 2015 · 303 commits to master since this release

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Notable changes only for 0.8.1:

  • file persistency is disabled again due to extreme system slowness and
    space exhaustion on 2GB USB sticks
  • removal of basic devel packages for purpose of space conservation

Notable changes for 0.8.1 and future releases:

  • LXQt migration to Qt5 / 0.9 update
  • fix for YaST2-firstboot no-GUI oversight
  • support for F/OSS OpenMAX IL (AMD & Nvidia)
  • addition of Tano IPTV player and return of non-beta VLC
  • addition of mednafen, JACK-capable multi-system emulator
  • addition of efitools and UEFITool for manipulating U/EFI crap
  • removal of vaapi support in gstreamer (it brings more trouble than it's worth)
  • removal of XScreenSaver (due to inhibition problem)
  • removal of SIP Witch (too specific purpose)
  • replacement of caching polipo with non-caching privoxy Tor-forwarding proxy
  • replacement of unetbootin with imagewriter & live-{fat-stick,usb-gui}
  • replacement of obsolete NPAPI flash with slightly less crappy PPAPI one
  • replacement of gnote with keepnote due to newest GNOME idiocity
  • replacement of n/oping (which segfaults) with fping
  • replacement of guvcview (again, which segfaults) with qv4l2
  • replacement of PeaZip (fatness) with xarchiver
  • replacement of Calibre (extreme fatness) with CoolReader3-Qt5
  • commencing actual usage of mDNS
  • Firefox and TB are forced to use EGL;
    • Firefox also is forced to use OMTC and switch off its driver blacklist
    • (overwise interface is slow and HTML5 video is choppy)

@v-fox v-fox released this Mar 1, 2015 · 392 commits to master since this release

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Notable changes:

  • Transition to OpenSUSE 13.2
  • LXQt 0.8 update (Qt4 version due to Qt5 build's instability)
    • be wary, nitrogen is used to control desktop wallpapers instead of pcmanfm-qt
  • Enlightenment removed due to inability to login
  • file persistency is enabled (may work extremely slow on slow R/W media like bad flash)
  • /tmp is put on RAM and cleansing of /var/tmp is enabled
  • printer and scaner support added due to occasional usefulness
  • YaST firewall is disabled by default to ensure connectivity
  • filesharing servers for NFS, T/FTP, SMB are provided
  • OpenVAS and ClamAV security systems and plethora of network scanners are present
  • forensic image taking & analysing tools such as guymager and plaso are installed
  • virtualization support is added via libvirt: qemu/kvm & lxc
  • kiwi is installed by default for completeness
  • all audio I/O goes to JACK now, default user is allowed realtime
    • PA runs as JACK client, uses echo cancellation by default
    • pure ALSA also redirects to JACK
    • OSS apps (like tvtime) can use JACK via PA's 'padsp'
    • JAMin is used before output to enhance sound, defaults to low & high boost + DRC
    • QJackCtl, QasMixer and PASysTray are used for control and configuration
  • colour is managed via colord with argyllCMS, dispcalGUI and xiccd
  • LeechCraft-Azoth now supports audio calls
  • Tox P2P IM audio/video protocol is fully supported
    • (X & ncurses Tox clients + libpurple-plugin for LC-Azoth)
  • LinPhone + SIP Witch / switchview bundle is added for safe P2P conferencing in HD A/V
  • SMplayer and VLC replaced with bomi/mpv
  • gtk-recordmydesktop replaced with simplescreenrecorder
  • SubtitleComposer and Aegisub are added for subtitle handling
  • GoldenDict, the ultimate dictionary, is updated from its ancient version
  • all logging completely directed into systemd-journal
  • PCI & USB ids, smartdb and CAs always updated before creating image
  • Custom build of Firefox with:
    • system libjpeg-turbo, libpng, cairo, pixman, libvpx, sqlite, libevent, hunspell, icu, ffi, bz2
    • direct JACK support (PA output should work too if JACK is not running)
    • disabled crash reporting, accessibility
    • enabled stripping, disabled '-g' flag
  • sudo now handles GUI apps and can replace xdg-su/kdesu/gksu
  • hundreds of other changes

Known issues

  • systemd whines about failed services but it's full of shit, those actually work as expected
  • jamin craps on screen's idle direct rendering surfaces like video player on pause
  • gnome-keyring does not automatically unlocks on login as it supposed to
  • autologin with delay doesn't work in lightdm
  • programs like VLC and FF use DBus screensaver inhibition but XSS doesn't support it
  • virtual keyboard used is actually onboard and not kvkbd
  • openSUSE's build of Remmina has NX support disabled

@v-fox v-fox released this May 24, 2014 · 752 commits to master since this release

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the first release that has no known major issues,
features pre-configured and tested Tor + Polipo + DNSCrypt + Unbound bundle.

AppArmor (restricting security system) and Hybrid Persistency (auto-creation of r/w partition when booted from flash) are disabled for now due to the former being buggy and pissy and the later - slow and unresponsive.