Sunday, June 30, 2019

4MLinux 30.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 30.0

4MLinux 30.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages.

Road map:
June 2019 -> BETA
September 2019 -> STABLE
December 2019 -> OLD STABLE
March 2020 -> EOL


Thursday, June 20, 2019

TheSSS 29.1 released.

MariaDB in TheSSS 29.1

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 29.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.19.49, Apache 2.4.39, MariaDB 10.3.15, and PHP (both 5.6.40 and 7.3.6). 

You can update your TheSSS by executing the "zk update" command (fully automatic process).



Thursday, June 13, 2019

4MLinux 30.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 30.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 30 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.19.41, GNU C Library 2.29, and BusyBox 1.30.1. The 4MLinux 29 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 8.3.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture.

Despite its extremely small size, 4MLinux Core supports all possible boot options: BIOS with 32-bit CPU, BIOS with 64-bit CPU, UEFI with 32-bit firmware, and UEFI with 64-bit firmware.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

4MLinux 29.0 STABLE released.

 4MLinux 29.0

The status of the‭ ‬4MLinux‭ ‬29.0‭ ‬series has been changed to STABLE.‭ ‬Edit your documents with LibreOffice‭ ‬‭ ‬and GNOME Office‭ (‬AbiWord‭ ‬3.0.2,‭ ‬GIMP‭ ‬2.10.10,‭ ‬Gnumeric‭ ‬1.12.44‭)‬,‭ ‬share your files using DropBox‭ ‬73.4.118,‭ ‬surf the Internet with Firefox‭ ‬66.0.5‭ ‬and Chromium‭ ‬74.0.3729.108,‭ ‬send emails via Thunderbird‭ ‬60.7.0,‭ ‬enjoy your music collection with Audacious‭ ‬3.10.1,‭ ‬watch your favorite videos with VLC‭ ‬3.0.6‭ ‬and mpv‭ ‬0.29.1,‭ ‬play games powered by Mesa‭ ‬18.3.1‭ ‬and Wine‭ ‬4.7.‭ ‬You can also setup the‭ ‬4MLinux LAMP Server‭ (‬Linux‭ ‬4.19.41,‭ ‬Apache‭ ‬2.4.39,‭ ‬MariaDB‭ ‬10.3.14,‭ ‬PHP‭ ‬5.6.40‭ ‬and PHP‭ ‬7.3.5‭)‬.‭ ‬Perl‭ ‬5.28.1,‭ ‬Python‭ ‬2.7.15,‭ ‬and Python‭ ‬3.7.1‭ ‬are also available.‭

‬As always,‭ ‬the new major release has some new features:‭ Audacious available out of the box,  a new desktop ‬sub-menu called “Office” ‭(‬with AbiWord, Gnumeric, LazPaint‭)‬,‭ spellcheck functionality added to Sylpheed and HexChat,  improved LibreOffice installation script,  better support for MINIX file system (via ‬util-linux‭ and GParted)‬,‭ much improved ‬3D acceleration in Quake2. And finally, the 4MServer now includes PHP 7.3 with NaCl cryptography support.
List of packages: 

4MLinux 28 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 28 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before September 2019 (EOL).

4MLinux 27 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 27 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.