MX-17.1 released March 14, 2018
Updated iso images
32 bit Linuxtracker
64 bit Linuxtracker
This release is a roll-up of all updates since initial release, and features the following highlights:
--4.15.0-1 kernels for both 32bit and 64bit isos (64 bit are patched for meltdown/spectre issues)
The 32 bit iso has a PAE kernel for RAM usage above ~4GB
Easily change kernels, say to the latest liquorix kernel or downgrade to Debian Stable Kernel (4.9) via MX Package Installer
--The latest updates from debian (stretch) (debian 9.4), antiX and MX repos.
Updated packages (sample)
Browser: Firefox 58.0.2 (59 hitting repo soon via update)
Video Player: VLC 2.2.8-2 (3.0 in test repo)
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 52.6
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.0.1
Backup: LuckyBackup 0.4.9-1
Security: Passwords and Keys 3.20.0-3.1
Terminal: Xfce4 Terminal 0.8.3-1
--New and updated mx-apps
MX-Updater now has an "Auto-update" option in preferences that enables unattended upgrades.
MX-Live-USB-Maker is a new more functional frontend to the antiX live-usb-maker cli utility as well as a "copy image to usb (dd)" mode for non-antiX family isos.
MX-Tweak adds a "Config Options" tab for resetting lightdm and thunar custom actions to the new distro defaults.
almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators!)
MX Package Installer includes updates to the "Popular Apps" tab and features
1) popular applications from the Debian Stable repos;
2) packages brought in from Debian Testing/Sid and properly configured;
3) packages not found in Debian repos at all but pulled from developers' websites or other distro-specific repos and also properly configured.
4) much faster performance, in-built console
Browsers: Google-Chrome (64 bit), Opera, slimjet, etc.
Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
Graphics: ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
Messaging: Pidgin, Skype (64 bit), etc.
Network: Dropbox, Tor and Privoxy, etc.
Office: GnuCash, Gnumeric, Abiword, okular, evince, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
System: Budgie Desktop, KDE, LXDE, MATE, etc. (not configured)
Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, Spotify, etc.
Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, kdenlive, etc.
Themes: New themes and icons
Not to mention additional kernel options from the mx, debian, debian-backports, antiX, and liquorix sources.
localization of the Thunar custom actions menu (more languages!)
additional translations of our mx-manual (including german, french, russian, italian and now spanish!)
simple-scan and gnome-schedule return to the default applications on this iso.
tweaks to tlp settings to improve bluetooth experience
And...existing users will receive all upgraded packages through the usual update channels. The new kernel is available in mx-packageinstaller -> popular apps!
So many people have worked on this release. Thank you to all the testers, promoters, content creators, critics, developers, and cheer leaders.
Thanks to the entire MX team!
adrian for managing and updating the mx-apps, including MX-Package Installer and the new MX-Live-Usb-Maker frontend.
timkb4cq for mx-iDevice-mounter
paul for improving mx-welcome and shepherding mx-packaginstaller's Popular Apps tab
kmathern for checkaptgpg and mx-updater (the app formerly known as apt-notifer)
Old Giza and the Translations crew for keeping our translations up to date (create place to volunteer!)
Jerry3904 for the conky config management, as well as the herculean effort of keeping up with documentation and the mx-manual updates and translations
asqwerth for heading up the Art team and keeping us consistent
richb, Eadwine Rose, chrispop99, skiddoo, entropyfoe, m_pav, tascoast, Gaer Boy, vamsi, and all the other beta testers and commenters
peregrine for keeping our website operating
the package team (stevo, timkb4cp, and mmikeinsantarosa) the ongoing battle of keeping the packages in our repos as up-to-date as possible. (another great place to volunteer!)
Our mirror operators (thanks antiX-Dave for coordinating the master rsync)
anticapitalista and BitJam for the antiX integration, antiX live-USB system, and build support.
Not to mention all of our users!
Please enjoy MX-17.1!
Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)