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New MX Tool: MX Boot Options

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MX Boot Options is a new application being added to the MX Tools that allows for easy selection of some common items related to the grub boot menu.  The items include:

1.  Setting a grub menu timeout (the default is 5 seconds on installed systems)

2.  Changing the default grub menu entry to boot.

3.  Changing the grub menu background.

4.  Enabling selection of boot splash on installed systems.  MXBO will install plymouth if necessary.

5.  Selection of boot message display verbosity.

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.

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