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PostX 0.4.2 is released as 32-bit and 64-bit

PostX 0.4.2 is released. If you need extra instructions then look at the previous 0.4 series release notes, which still mostly apply.

New features / changes since 0.4.1:

– Software packages are updated.
-Vlc is removed from the distribution (more on the reasons later).
– Slim is removed. Desktop is started with startx now. Slim was getting unstable at times.

-Albix Player is added as a music player. The player handles(at least): ogg, mp3, wav and flac files.
-Sequence FM is now the default. Crosslinker FM is still found within the Openbox menu.

-Volume keys are now working similar to Vol2x. This means that you can control multiple sound device volumes with a single key. Volume keys also have toggle mute & sound enabled functionality now.

– OpenRC returns. PostX 0.4.1 was a Systemd release. For some people it produced bad results in performance and stability. Because of the previous OpenRC is now the default of 0.4.2 release.

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PostX 0.4.2 desktop with Albix Player and Sequence FM

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PostX 0.3. 64-bit and 32-bit versions released

I am proud to announce that PostX 0.3. is now available. Now, there are two versions available: 32-bit and 64-bit.

Quickstart

You can get both versions from the distribution’s Sourceforge page:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/postx-0-3-openbox/

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

 

obrun dialog, openbox run dialog

You can start the installer under live mode by pressing F2 and writing the text appearing on this screenshot

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PostX 0.3. status update

It certainly have been a month in a hurry. As you might have already figured out PostX 0.3. beta2 will not be released today. Instead, the beta2 will be missed totally. I realized that overall I am so close to achieving what I want PostX 0.3 to become that it makes no sense at all to release another beta at this point. Instead, the new plan is to make everything ready before Christmas time. There will be many changes and the plan is to also once again go back to cd size. Continue reading

PostX development update

Here is a short update about PostX 0.3 development.

* Slim display manager is coming back with a new theme.

* PostX 0.3. will use Bluez 4 (if possible) so that the Bluez-alsa connection does not break. Bluez5 currently has no support for Alsa.

*Miimo compression tool will get fixed. While the fixes have already been done I will do someĀ  testing before I release the fix.

* Currently I am writing a new file manager. I decided to name this project as Crosslinker FM. The file manager is written in Python and will hopefully be done in about 1,5 months or a lot sooner. I am also considering about writing a GUI version of Miimo compression tool, which I would include and later integrate to Crosslinker FM. Continue reading