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Linux Distribution: SimplyMEPIS
Url: http://www.mepis.org/

 
MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. Alpha1 builds on the 6.0-experimental1 release. The KControl system configuration shell has been replaced with the SystemSettings shell from the Ubuntu Project.

About SimplyMEPIS
The panel has been modified in response to suggestions recently solicited from the MEPIS user community. Some of the Kmenus have been rearranged to take advantage of metadata embedded in the kde shortcut files. OnTheGo reliability has been enhanced by a delay on logout to prevent disk sync problems and an automatic fsck on login. MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. The ISO image is available for download and testing in the mepis 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and public mirrors. For up to 14 days.

Releases:
2009-02-09 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC3 has been released    View
MEPIS has distributed ISO files for RC3 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0. For RC3, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.15. QEMU 0.9.1+svn, libvirt 0.6, virt-manager 0.6.1, and virtinst 0.400.1 are available from the MEPIS pool to better match the virtualization configuration of the MEPIS kernel. At user requests, Firefox 3.0.6, OpenOffice.org 3.0.0, and libgphoto2 2.4.3 updates were added to the SimplyMEPIS build. Community members have improved the MEPIS Network Assistant, the MEPIS manual and they have added an autorun intro to MEPIS to the CD. When will SimplyMEPIS 8.0 be released? MEPIS developer, Warren Woodford, says, 'MEPIS 8.0 is in good shape but since MEPIS is meant to have a Debian stable core, I'd prefer to wait and declare it final when Debian Lenny is released.
2009-02-03 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2 has been released    View
SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2 - on the home stretch. For RC2, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.12. Kvm 83 is available from the MEPIS pool to better match the virtualization configuration of the MEPIS kernel. GRUB has been updated to fix a 'stage 2' error that was encountered in some rare circumstances. The MEPIS Assistants were updated to work with virtio drivers. BIND was updated to 9.6.0-P1 to support NSEC3 for DNSsec. SimplyMEPIS developer, Warren Woodford, reports: 'I apologize to anyone who was expecting 8.0 to be final by now. It's taking longer than I had hoped but I think we are very close to a final release.
2008-12-30 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC1 has been released    View
ISO files of RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 have been released for 32-bit and 64-bit processors. The kernel in RC1 has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.10 and the wl wireless driver has been updated to improve reliability. Some minor changes have taken place "under the hood" to address issues that were reported by individual testers. Warren Woodford, the builder of SimplyMEPIS, says: 'There have been lots of good updates from the upstream Debian developers. I know they are working very hard to finalize the release of Lenny, which is the foundation for SimplyMEPIS 8.0.
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 6 is available    View
In beta 6, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.7 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. This kernel release fixes an error in the last release that resulted in the tg3 driver being disabled.
2008-11-14 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5 has been released    View
In this release the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.5 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. Grub has been updated to 0.97-33. It is hoped that this will resolve the problems a few users have reported with not being able to access a bootable CD. The core of MEPIS is being kept in sync with the upcoming Debian stable release, Lenny. Recently, nspluginwrapper 1.0.0-1, virtualbox-ose 2.0.4, openoffice.org 3.0.0-4, and firefox 3.0.3-3 were updated in SimplyMEPIS and in the MEPIS 8.0 pool.
2008-10-29 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 4 has been released    View
In this release the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.3 and the Broadcom wl driver is now avilable for wireless N cards. The MEPIS Network Assistant has been updated to address the incompatibility between the open source b4x drivers and the wl or ndiswrapper drivers. ISO images of new MEPIS beta releases are published to the 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at MEPIS public mirrors.
2008-10-22 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 3 has been released    View
The third beta of of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 has been released for 32 and 64 bit processors. It is available in the testing directory at MEPIS download sites as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.90-beta_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.90-beta_64.iso. Testing and debugging of minor issues continues. The only major change for this release is a switch to the recently released 2.6.27 kernel. Warren Woodford of MEPIS explains this unexpected move, "In general, the 2.6.26 kernel was working well, but we knew of a couple of problems. The Intel e01000 series drivers needed to be updated and aufs seemed to be a bit unstable. In 2.6.27 the Intel and kernel teams have addressed several Intel driver issues and, in my personal experience, aufs seems to be stable again. As a bonus, 2.6.27 enhances support for IPv6, which we think will become more and more important during the lifecycle of the 8.0 release. Plus, Adrian Bunk at kernel.org has announced that the 2.6.27 kernel will get long term support."
2008-09-30 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 2 has been released    View
Important package changes in this beta include
  • 2.6.26.5 kernel
  • ntfs-3g34
  • OpenOffice 3.0rc2
  • OpenJDK 6
2008-08-29 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 1 has been released    View
Warren announces the first MEPIS Beta, version 7.9.70. The MEPIS beta offers up to date user applications delivered on top of the new Debian (Lenny) core. Some of the important packages included with the beta are: 2.6.26.2 kernel, Xorg 7.3, KDE 3.5.9, OpenOffice 3.0beta2, Firefox 3.0.1, Sun Java 6.0, Amarok 1.4.10, mplayer 1.0.rc2, libglib2.0 2.16.4, libgtk2.0 2.12.11, and QT 4.4.0.
2007-12-31 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 7.0 has been released    View
MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos for the 32 and 64 versions are in the released directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and public mirrors. MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian stable core.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 7.0 RC2 has been released    View
The 7.0 rc2 master image contains package updates from Debian as well as a bug fix and security update of the kernel to version 2.6.22.14. The mepis-config is updated to include a fix for the predefined group memberships for new users, a new KDM theme, and a change to the default package pools to include Debian 'volatile' updates. The MEPIS manual, written by community members, is also updated. By user request, ATI driver 8.43.2 and gtk2-engines 2.12.2 are now in the MEPIS 7.0 pool.
2007-09-03 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 3 is available    View
MEPIS has released Beta3 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The kernel in Beta3 is version 2.6.22.5 which contains minor patches from the Kernel Development Team. The ipw3945 driver was updated. The MEPIS System Assistant was repaired to fix a problem when formatting USB keys. Package updates include xine 1.1.7, Kino 1.1.1, KMPlayer 0.10.0, K3b 1.0.3, KIPI Plugins 0.1.4, KNetworkManager 0.2, and dcraw 8.77. Due to user requests for updated Compiz and other important GTK+ related packages, GTK+ was updated to version 2.10.13 and in the MEPIS pool Metacity was updated to GNOME version 2.18.5. Mepis-looks was updated to be compatible with GTK+ 2.10. Other GTK+ application updates are planned for Beta4.
2007-08-25 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 2 has been released    View
The kernel in beta2 is version 2.6.22.4 which is a security update. All of the MEPIS Assistants and the Installer were updated to fix minor problems reported by testers. Amarok was updated to version 1.4.7. There were minor updates to some KDE 3.5.7 packages. Security updates to a few Debian Etch packages brought the MEPIS Debian Etch core in sync with Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r1, the Debian Etch update which was released last week. The open source rtl8187 wireless driver was added to the kernel. For NDISwrapper, the Broadcom wireless drivers were updated and rtl8180 and rtl8185 drivers were added. KNetworkManager was updated which resulted in more reliable automatic network start-up for some users.
2007-08-18 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 1 is available    View
MEPIS has announced the upload of the first official beta of the upcoming 7.0 release of SimplyMEPIS. Since the pre-beta of two weeks ago, there have been several changes which are included in Beta 1: a 2.6.22.3 kernel, kernel drivers for the Ralink family of wireless cards, other updated drivers, KDE 3.5.7 updates, better appearance of splashy, and the latest Debian Etch security updates. The live CD now offers an option to boot with the Aufs read/write filesystem but this is not yet well tested.
2007-01-27 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 4 is available    View
MEPIS has announced Beta4 of SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Version 6.0-4. This release introduces several improvements in wireless support and the introduction of MEPIS live on a USB key. In Beta 4, SimplyMEPIS adds the NXclient as a pre-installed application. The kernel drivers for FUSE, rt61, and ALSA have also been updated to the latest version. A driver for alt1 Gigabit LAN chip has been added. While improving the MEPIS utilities they were renamed as 'Assistants' to better communicate that they are there to help one easily configure the system.
2007-01-15 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 3 is available    View
This is an essential release for anyone who encountered video problems when running SimplyMEPIS-32 or SimplyMEPIS-64 from CD. Warren Woodford of MEPIS said: 'We've received lots of feedback and suggestions. So development is taking longer than I expected." As of Beta 3, SimplyMEPIS includes updates to several packages including Firefox 2.0.0.1 and kde 3.5.3. Bugs have been fixed in splashy, video detection, network configuration, long passwords, Skype on 64 bit, KlamAV, installation, and more.
2006-12-26 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 1 is available    View
MEPIS LLC has released Beta1 of SimplyMEPIS version 6.0-4, aka SystemUpdate1. SimplyMEPIS is a complete and safe desktop computing environment designed to meet the needs of everyday computer users and software professionals alike. MEPIS continues to offer advanced hardware auto-detection, multimedia integration, and an easy-to-use installer. Of special note, this update includes Firefox 2.0; the latest updates of other packages; and a rock-solid, security-patched 2.6.15 Linux kernel with support for the newest sound chips and Apple hardware. The current development cycle at MEPIS is on a fast-track schedule with a targeted release date of approximately January 10, 2007.
2006-10-19 00:00:00.0 Shift Linux 0.3.1 has been released now    View
Shift Linux GNOME 0.3.1 ready for testing. We are very interested in the following aspects as you test it: detection of your computer hardware; graphics bugs; the right resolution (especially on wide screens). We do not need to know about branding issues at this time. We will fix those for Shift 0.5. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. You can expect Shift 0.3 Fluxbox very shortly!
2006-07-22 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 has been rleased now    View
Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support. SimplyMEPIS 6.0 is a complete and safe desktop environment designed to meet the needs of everyday computer users. SimplyMEPIS offers advanced hardware autodetection, multimedia integration, and an easy to use installer. Featured software includes KDE 3.5.3, Kontact 1.2.3, OpenOffice 2.0.2, Firefox 1.5.0.4, Thunderbird 1.5.0.4, RealPlayer 10.0.7, as well as hundreds of other top quality applications. SimplyMEPIS 6.0 runs the latest security patched 2.6.15 Linux kernel from Ubuntu-Security."
2006-07-12 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 RC3 has been released now    View
The display layout of the 'settings' kioslave has been tweaked in response to tester feedback. 'Setting' are system configuration utilities. It's hoped the new layout will be easier to navigate. The RT2400 and RT2500 wireless tools have been added to settings. Khotkeys now works with settings in KDE 3.5.3. For better integration with KDE, MEPIS has been removing utilities from the MEPIS OS Center and rewriting them so they can be placed in appropriate categories in settings. The MEPIS Installer is now a separate application.
2006-06-23 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 RC2 has been released now    View
MEPIS has uploaded RC2, a new release candidate of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. RC2 adds bug fixes, security updates, and screen resolution detection. By popular demand, the apt-notify applet was improved to support transparency in the panel. Firefox runs much faster out-of-the-box, due to some configuration improvements suggested by the community. RC2 incorporates more security updates from the Ubuntu Dapper pool, including a security patched version of the 2.6.15 kernel. By request, the rdesktop package was added so KDE's Remote Desktop Sharing could be used with Windows remote desktop servers.
2006-06-17 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 RC1 has been released now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 RC1 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2006-06-07 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 5 has been released now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 5 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2006-05-30 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 4 has been released now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 4 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-05-15 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 3 has been released now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 3 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-04-20 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Alpha 2 has been released now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Alpha 2 has been released now, for more information visithere.

2006-04-11 00:00:00.0 SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Alpha 1 is available now    View

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Alpha 1 is available now, for more information visit here.

 
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