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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.

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.

 

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.

Libreoffice 6 and "apt-get upgrade"

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Today a problem came to our attention after we moved Libreoffice 6 into our main repository.  

The problem came for users who were using the "apt-get upgrade" method of installing updates vs. the synaptic/mx-updater default of "apt-get dist-upgrade".  

Usually, apt-get upgrade (and its cousin "apt upgrade") are the "ultra-safe" methods to install updates.  An "apt-get upgrade" should have held back Libreoffice 6 packages and prevented them from updating, leaving the system unchanged with Libreoffice 5.

Meltdown & Spectre News

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Meltdown & Spectre News

New kernels are available that include patches for the "meltdown" kernel issues. The following kernels that have been patched are available in MX-Packageinstaller.

MX-15/16

1. Debian-Backports 64 bit (currently a patched 4.9 kernel)

2. Debian 64 bit (currently a patched 3.16 kernel)

MX-17

1. Debian 64 bit (currently a patched 4.9 kernel)

2. MX 4.14 kernel (currently a patched 4.14.12)

3.  Liquorix Kernel 64 bit (latest from mx test repo)

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