I am proud to announce that PostX 0.3. is now available. Now, there are two versions available: 32-bit and 64-bit.
You can get both versions from the distribution’s Sourceforge page:
user under live-mode: audax
password under live-mode: live
If you wish to burn the iso to usb stick open terminal and execute the following command: ALERT: Make sure that /dev/sdb is your actual usb stick – since all data in it will be erased.
sudo dd bs=4M if=name_of_the_file.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync
Tip. Use Fat32 file-format and check you device name with gparted. Open terminal and type sudo gparted
Tip2. You can view all the available shortkeys by pressing Winkey+x
Here are the key highlights of the release:
The distribution comes with Linux Kernel version 4.1.15.
Crosslinker FM (revision 2): This file manager now comes with Gtk3 support and has some nice new features like Open File integration and decompression/compression integration coming from Miimo.
*When you decompress files they always end up to a folder called decompressed
** When you make a zip file from a folder it ends up to an upper directory tree. For example, if you made an archive when you were selecting a folder called folder2 from : /home/tester/archives/folder2 it ends up to become /home/tester/archive/folder2.zip
RunIT browser: This webkit browser is now the default: It should play Html5 videos and it also has DuckDuckGo search integration. You can also open Tabs, Close Tabs and Find text from page. See more from: RunIT program’ s File –> About
*RunIt is still missing Open Pop-up functionality. To remedy this: Right click on a hyper link and choose: Copy link location.
**When you want to Download: Copy Link location to address bar and press Download button. This should create a new folder to contain Downloaded files (look within your user’s home) and respected history entries.
*** If video sometimes fails to load then retry. This is more than likely a connection issue. On some cases it might be an issue with the actual video itself. RunIT should also work with Flash, although I did not test the feature fully – since Flash is a memory consumer and my computer is low on the resources (but still awesome).
**** RunIT will have many new features upon future releases but remembering browser history is likely not one of them – since for security it is good to be always “on a private mode”
No default large office suite: Abiword was crashing and Libreoffice is huge. PostX still comes with Geany and Gnumeric, which should provide a good balance with productivity.
ADDED TIPS: Networking and Wlan
IF YOU MUST HAVE PULSEAUDIO AND BLUETOOTH:
open terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pavucontrol pulseaudio-module-bluetooth bluez blueman
*Pavucontrol is the program to control sound devices within Pulseaudio.
** Blueman is a bluetooth device pairing program to help to pair, for example, headsets.
Do remember to add blueman-applet & entry to .xinitrc file to autostart the respected bluetooth device program in question.
If you notice any bugs feel free to let me know.
I will be pushing the PostX 0.3 repository Online within a few days – after I clean my build environment. It was a hassle to create a 32-bit and 64-bit releases – as I did encounter many /usr/bin/env bugs that delayed me a bit. In any case I hope you enjoy PostX 0.3.
Extra note: I will also push some legacy+extra packages to PostX 0.3 repository from previous releases. Stuff to be included are: a big collection of Wallpapers, which appeared with the Fluxbox version of PostX, previous Slim dm themes, Darker outlook variation+settings. If you would like some extra feature or package to appear in PostX 0.3. repository drop me a note via Deviantart.
Short info about the future and things to come
I will start making designs from 12th of January onwards and draft the future PostX 0.4. release. I will most certainly add functionality to RunIT browser to make it even more usable. I am also currently building a Gtk3 front-end for Vlc, which will also most likely be usable when PostX 0.4. will be released as 32-bit and 64-bit in the future. As I did experience many problems with Live-build system when making the 0.3. release I have decided that I will not use Live-build again to make the release. Instead, I will do things more manually with debootstrap and chroot and automate only the most general tasks. In any case, future looks interesting for PostX Gnu/Linux.