Saturday, March 28, 2020

4MLinux 33.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 33.0

4MLinux 33.0 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:  
March 2020 -> BETA
June 2020 -> STABLE
September 2020 -> OLD STABLE
December 2020 -> EOL


Thursday, March 26, 2020

TheSSS 32.1 released.

MariaDB in TheSSS 32.1

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 32.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 5.4.25, Apache 2.4.41, MariaDB 10.4.12, and PHP (both 5.6.40 and 7.3.15). 

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



Sunday, March 15, 2020

4MLinux 33.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 33.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 33 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 5.4.17, GNU C Library 2.31, and BusyBox 1.31.1. The 4MLinux 33 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 9.2.0 to compile programs designed for the x86_64 architecture.

Despite its extremely small size, 4MLinux Core supports both BIOS and UEFI boot modes.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

4MLinux 32.0 STABLE released.

 4MLinux 32.0

The status of the‭ 4MLinux 32.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.4, GIMP 2.10.18, Gnumeric 1.12.46), share your files using DropBox ‬91.4.548,‭ surf the Internet with Firefox 73.0.1 and Chromium ‬79.0.3945.130,‭ send emails via Thunderbird 68.5.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.10.1, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.8 and mpv 0.30.0, play games powered by Mesa 19.3.0 and Wine 5.2. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 5.4.17, Apache 2.4.41, MariaDB 10.4.12, PHP 5.6.40 and PHP 7.3.14). Perl 5.30.1, Python 2.7.17, and Python 3.7.5 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features. Better support for Intel video cards (via Mesa 3D drivers with VDPAU emulation). PCManFM in 4MLinux can now create video thumbnails (using FFmpeg) as well as PS/PDF thumbnails (using ImageMagick). AV1 video decoding is finally available out of the box (via FFmpeg with the dav1d library).
Good news for nerds! The following applications have been added for them: SciTE (source code editor), GNU nano (with spell checker), mg (originally called MicroGnuEmacs). Additionally, Vim (with gVim) is now available as a downloadable extension.

List of packages: