After some issues with the testing release AV Linux 2016.8.30 is here!
Dual-head Screenshot: AVL 2016.8.30 ISO Release Changelog:
- Fixed UID/GID issue and restored Live and installed UID/GID to '1000'
- Added scripts for fixing/changing UID/GID - See User Manual page 34
- Updated to 4.4.6-RT Kernel with fixed 32bit app support and VBox module building support.
- Enabled running shell scripts by clicking in Thunar to ease installing Ardour and Mixbus bundles
- Fixed WinFF presets for aac encoding
- Added some module configs for AMD Video cards and modesetting.
- Complete new 'Zukitre' based theme necessitated by GTK3 3.20 changing it's API and breaking older GTK3 themes intentionally...WTF!?
- Complete new 'Hooli' theme for AVL 32bit (note 'resize' is in the Hooli window manager titlebar options)
- Complete Removal of Kdenlive and KDE5 runtime components... Kdenlive is simply not in a good place right now to feature on a LiveISO. As always you can install it later if you want it.
- Removed Openshot for same reason as Kdenlive... it has great potential but just isn't there yet...
- Complete removal of LibreOffice... it updates far too often and wastes huge amounts of time and bandwidth to keep current in my development builds.
- New Slim theme and custom wallpapers provided by Harrison Consoles. Thanks to Mike at Harrison!
- Added 'catfish' file search and integrated with Thunar
- Added 'xclip' and File path copying to Clipboard as a Thunar custom action (paste your path with the middle mouse button or click scroll)
- Added 'Transmission' to provide a Bittorrent client
- Updates to manual and new section on GPT/UEFI.
- Removed Audacious and VLC and replaced both with mpv (new fork of Mplayer2), very light and easy to use from Thunar
- Removed old sources.list entries and replaced KXStudio GCC-5 repos with the latest versions
- Cleaned up some old files that were not necessary or shouldn't be there at all...
- Updated to Ardour 5.3.0 and Mixbus 3.6.0
Find it in the usual place!: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
Donations are of course welcomed, as silly as it may sound another way you can help me out is to help me promote my band 'Rated Blue' by liking our band Facebook page, if we achieve 500 likes+ with this AVL release that would be awesome so if you're a Facebook user and don't mind the cost of a click help us out. https://www.facebook.com/ratedblue/NOTES:
A new version?! Do I have to update now!?
Think of it this way... AV Linux is based on Debian Testing which is a 'rolling' Distribution. AV Linux is released as a customized snapshot which is kind of like an entry point to getting on the Rolling bus, if you got on the bus back in March with AV Linux 2016.3 and have been updating your applications you are basically mostly up to date with where AV Linux is now except for whatever items or customizations appear in the changelog for this new release, most of the changelog items are fairly minor so if you are happy with your system now you don't have to ditch what you have and install a whole new system if you don't want. On the other hand if you want to start fresh with an updated ready-to-work system or are interested in having everything in the changelog instantly incorporated quickly and easily you may decide to back up your data and start fresh from this new point in 2016.8.30. There is no right or wrong, it is essentially up to you. What I'm trying to do is continually improve the entry point for people who are getting started with AV Linux so they can get started for Audio work on the right foot. Anyone who has tweaked their existing system to their liking or is happy with their current setup should not feel pressured to update.*IMPORTANT*
AV Linux uses the KXStudio Repositories for many of the multimedia applications, occasionally KXStudio packages may fall a bit behind being compatible with Debian Testing (the base of AV Linux). This is not something I personally can fix, the number one best way to address this issue is to send bug reports directly to falkTX the maintainer of KXStudio at this URL: https://github.com/KXStudio/Repository/issues
- AV Linux is now built in Virtualbox and for my convenience with building and moving ISO files around the Virtualbox guest modules are left in, you will see a harmless message on boot about them. If you don't want them simply reload Synaptic and uninstall the 'virtualbox-guest' related packages...
Somehow during the creation of the latest ISO's a package called 'python-vte' got uninstalled by an update, this seemingly innocent little package is quite important in providing the GUI's for 'Reportbug' and 'Software and Updates', this also affects the 'Repositories' applet in the AV Linux Assistant. To restore function to these applications install the 'python-vte' package from Synaptic.
Upon reloading Synaptic you will be greeted by a litany of 'weak digest' errors pertaining to some of the included Repositories (most notably KXStudio) which are actually warnings which are indeed annoying but can be safely ignored. The reason for this is fully explained here: https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Apt/Sha1Removal