Wednesday, September 30, 2020

4MLinux 35.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 35.0

4MLinux 35.0 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: 
September 2020 -> BETA
December 2020 -> STABLE
March 2021 -> OLD STABLE
June 2021 -> EOL


Sunday, September 27, 2020

4MLinux 35.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 35.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 35 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 5.4.61, GNU C Library 2.32, and BusyBox 1.31.1. The 4MLinux 35 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 10.2.0 to compile programs designed for the x86_64 architecture.

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


Thursday, September 24, 2020

TheSSS 34.1 released.

in TheSSS 34.1

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 34.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 5.4.66, Apache 2.4.46, MariaDB 10.5.5, and PHP (both 5.6.40 and 7.4.10). 

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



Saturday, September 19, 2020

4MLinux 34.0 STABLE released.

4MLinux 34.0

The status of the 4MLinux 34.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.4, GIMP 2.10.20, Gnumeric 1.12.47), share your files using DropBox 103.4.383, surf the Internet with Firefox 80.0.1 and Chromium 83.0.4103.116, send emails via Thunderbird 78.2.2, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 4.0.4, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.11 and mpv 0.32.0, play games powered by Mesa 20.0.7 and Wine 5.14. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 5.4.61, Apache 2.4.46, MariaDB 10.5.5, PHP 5.6.40 and PHP 7.4.9). Perl 5.30.2, Python 2.7.18, and Python 3.8.2 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features. The default media player is now Celluloid (more players are available as downloadable extensions). Support for WebP and HEIF images has been added to the Imlib2 library. FFmpeg now makes use of the SoX Resampler library.
Many system-wide improvements related to time synchronization with ntpd servers, automounting of removable disks, and  managing the Linux framebuffer (important when 4MLinux is run in virtual machines).

List of packages: 


4MLinux 33 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 33 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before December 2020 (EOL).

4MLinux 32 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 32 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.