Monday, June 29, 2020

4MLinux 34.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 34.0

4MLinux 34.0 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 2020 -> BETA
September 2020 -> STABLE
December 2020 -> OLD STABLE
March 2021 -> EOL


Sunday, June 28, 2020

4MLinux 34.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 34.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 34 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 5.4.41, GNU C Library 2.31, and BusyBox 1.31.1. The 4MLinux 34 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 10.1.0 to compile programs designed for the x86_64 architecture.

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

Sunday, June 21, 2020

TheSSS 33.1 released.

ProFTPD in TheSSS 33.1

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 33.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 5.4.46, Apache 2.4.43, MariaDB 10.4.13, and PHP (both 5.6.40 and 7.4.7). 

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



Sunday, June 14, 2020

4MLinux 33.0 STABLE released.

 4MLinux 33.0

The status of the 4MLinux 33.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.4, GIMP 2.10.18, Gnumeric 1.12.47), share your files using DropBox 96.4.172, surf the Internet with Firefox 76.0.1 and Chromium 81.0.4044.92, send emails via Thunderbird 68.8.1, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 4.0.3, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.10 and mpv 0.32.0, play games powered by Mesa 20.0.1 and Wine 5.8. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 5.4.41, Apache 2.4.43, MariaDB 10.4.12, PHP 5.6.40 and PHP 7.4.5). Perl 5.30.1, Python 2.7.17, and Python 3.8.2 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features. Support for Brotli compressed data streams has been added. PCManFM in is now able to create thumbnails of PSD (Photoshop) documents. The 4MLinux server comes with a new TFTP daemon. Font rendering in JWM has been improved. Palemoon web browser is now available as a downloadable extension, while nnn (small yet powerful file manager) is included out of the box.
Finally, all the 4MLinux ISO images are now hybridized, meaning that you can use the dd command to create a live USB. This should work for both BIOS and UEFI systems

List of packages: 


4MLinux 32 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 32 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before September 2020 (EOL).

4MLinux 31 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 31 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.