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From PostX 0.6 to 0.7 – Upgrading guide.

This guide is for upgrading the PostX Gnu/Linux to 0.7 version. As of 3rd of January 2021 Debian Buster is having some issues with grub-efi and grub.cfg generation. This leads to failures when generating new images. Given the previous, the more manual way of upgrading PostX Gnu/Linux was chosen at this time.

Notices:

  • Disable secure boot before attempting to install (Bios).
  • Possibly disable legacy boot (Bios).
  • Before proceeding read the section: Know issues – AMD from this document.

To begin get PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 and install it.

https://www.techtimejourney.net/PostX0.6/

0.6 release notes and guide.

When that is done then proceed with the instructions below. Remember that you do everything with your own responsibility and if things get broken it is your responsibility to fix them. Always backup anything important before proceeding.

Disclaimer: Upgrade changes system structure. Make sure you copy all important configs and customizations before proceeding. If something goes wrong it is user’s responsibility to fix the issues and deal with possible damages.

Notable changes, excluding version upgrades:

– Text editor will change from Metapad to ++Editor.

– ImageViewer is added.

– Quick Terminal is back as primary terminal.

After upgrade, the Openbox menu will be out of date, since programs have changed. See, step 4.

Upgrading steps

1. Enable repository :

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/postx.list

Change this section:

#Techtimejourney repo

#deb [trusted=yes] https://www.techtimejourney.net/postx-current postx main

To:

#Techtimejourney repo

deb [trusted=yes] https://www.techtimejourney.net/postx-current postx main

2. Upgrade apt sources & install postx-keyring & prepare for upgrade

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PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 is released

PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 is released. The distribution is based on Debian Buster (Debian 10).

Disclaimer

PostX Gnu/Linux comes with absolutely no warranty. You use this distribution at your own responsibility and are solely responsible for any kind of damage or data loss that might occure.

It is recommended that you always backup your data before installing a Linux distribution of any kind.

Before you begin take a look at the release notes.

You can Download PostX Gnu/Linux from the release folder.

Please notice that PostX Gnu/Linux AWS landing page is currently pointing to PostX Gnu/Linux 0.5 and PostX Gnu/Linux repositories are few minor versions behind the packages that appear on the iso image. Both of the previous issues will be dealt within the upcoming days.

Here are some screenshots

PostX Gnu/Linux default outlook is very minimal. This is with F6 mode disabled.
When F6 is pressed more content will appear. Since PostX is running Openbox there is also a right-click menu full of actions.
Many programs have matured. There are also variety of shortkeys that are supported. Open Keys.md from user’s home to see all the available options. Alternatively, see them here.

PostX Gnu/Linux landing page moves to AWS and PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 packaging is about to begin

PostX Gnu/Linux page on Techtimejourney is now pointing to AWS. The new page was built with Python Flask framework and is more optimized than its ancestor, which can still be found here.

On other news, PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 packaging is about to begin. I hope to complete repository upgrades in a few days. After that it is all about compiling things together. I am still hopeful that PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 will be done and released before the end of 2019.

Added notice. Also the About section has now been moved to AWS.The old About page is still available at: https://www.techtimejourney.net/about/

Added notice 2: Programming projects page is also now served via AWS.

The old page is still available:here

Techtimejourney will still continue to serve content as https and on AWS side https is also a future plan to undertake during 2020.

PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6 RC1(64-bit) is released

You will use PostX Gnu/Linux with your own responsibility. Always backup your important files before proceeding.

PostX 0.6 has been released. This release is built from Debian 10. This is the first Systemd release of PostX and it also uses EFI boot.

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PostX 0.6 desktop

PostX 0.6 RC1 includes:

  • Firefox as web-browser.
  • Crosslinker FM as filemanager.
  • Quick Terminal as terminal.
  • Metapad as text-editor.
  • Base Player as music file player.
  • QPlayer as video file player.
  • PostX Calendar as calendar.
  • Slim as display manager
  • Openbox as desktop.
  • Tint2 as panel.
  • Calamares installer.

Download PostX Gnu/Linux 0.6. RC1 iso. (828M)

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