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Support ends for Debian-Wheezy based MX-14

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Long Term Support for Debian Wheezy ends today. As MX-14 is based on Wheezy, its official support also ends as planned.

The MX-14 repositories will remain available indefinitely at http://archive.mxrepo.com (and for the near term at mxrepo.com and it.mxrepo.com) but they will soon no longer be officially mirrored elsewhere.

Translations needed for new unified MX and antiX installer!

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One of the things going on behind the scenes at the MX and antiX projects has been the re-unification of the source code base for our installers, which were diverging and basically causing some un-needed double work for both projects.  There are several new developer features in the consolidated installer (now sourced as gazelle-installer) which will allow the projects to make improvements without the need for multiple code branches.

New developer features are configurable through a gazelle-installer-data package.  These features include:

MX Linux Monthly Snapshot for April 2018 Now Available

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One of the better-kept secrets of the MX Linux project is the availability of Monthly Snapshot isos, made possible by the awesome antiX live-USB system and our MX-Snapshot utility. The Monthly Snapshots are created from a live-USB generated from an Official Release iso, and then applying all current updates to date to the live-USB. MX-Snapshot is then used to to create the Monthly Snapshot iso directly from the running live-USB system.

MX FAQs

MX Linux Devs, in an effort to reduce the repetitive questions of new users, has published its first version of Frequently Asked Questions. Additions and revisions will occur frequently, and can be tracked through the Wiki entry. Feedback and suggestions can be posted on the Forum. En français.

Can I use Ubuntu PPA’s?

Ubuntu is not Debian, so installing PPAs will likely cause problems.

New Russian Mirror!

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We have a new mirror in Russia. Thanks to Eugene for providing the mirror and getting it set up.

Provided by Mirror.Truenetwork
Sync schedule: Every 6 hrs
Bandwidth: 4Gbps
Location: Russia, Novosibirsk

 

The repos are set up in MX-repo-manager for those that want to switch to them.

 

Calling all Artists and Creative Types

Now that MX and the forum community have grown, we welcome contributions of MX-related wallpaper. We are seeking a broad range of ideas, styles and abilities, so don’t be shy—take the time to post 1 or 2 backgrounds. And if you are a creator/modder of icons and gtk themes, your contributions are also greatly welcomed.

Please consult this Wiki article before posting

Updates, updates, and more updates

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There have been a lot of updates lately to several packages while we get ready to build the new MX-17.1 iso.

1.  mx-installer - updated to address an issue with boot flags that affected some PC's when using legacy mbr boots.

2.  mx-packageinstaller - recently updated with a better and faster interface

3.  tons of new translations for most of the MX Tool apps.

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