Fatdog64-800 Alpha Release Notes
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Fatdog64-800 Alpha was released 16 November 2018.
The Fatdog64 team is pleased to announce the debut of the next generation Fatdog64 GNU/Linux system.
The base of Fatdog64-800 is LFS 8.2 (Linux From Scratch) with CLFS 2017.17, and packages updated to the later or latest BLFS.
The alpha repository comprises over 1700 packages and many more will be added by the official full release.
Fatdog64 is a new major version line and does not upgrade from any of older versions. Save file/folders from older versions aren't compatible. Start a fresh save file/folder. A few older packages may still work, but in general they aren't supported and you should upgrade to the new package version. The same applies for SFS archives.
In spite of the Alpha label, the quality of this release is probably closer to Beta. The developers have been using this version in their daily work for several months before this release.
Please report all bugs to the forum support thread.
Changes from 721:
The following list of updates, new features and changes is only partial.
- Full system rebuild with major package updates.
- Linux Kernel 4.19.1
- gcc 7.3.0
- glibc 2.27
- eudev 3.2.5
- GTK+ 2.24.32 with Glib 2.58.1 with GTK+ 3.22.30 in the repo
- Qt 5.11.1 (partial) with Qt 4.8.7 in the repo
- ALSA 1.1.6
- libinput 1.12.2
- libgcrypt 1.8.2
- ffmpeg 4.0
- CUPS 2.1.3
- LibreOffice 126.96.36.199
- OpenSSL 1.1.0i
- Openbox 3.6.1
- LxQt Panel Qt5 0.12.0
- Seamonkey 2.49.4 with agent switcher
- Flash plugin 188.8.131.52 with 184.108.40.2064 in the repo
- Bluez 5.50
- Wine 3.16 supporting 32-bit and 64-bit Windows applications
- SMB Browser 2.0.0
- Various system tools updates
- Hundreds of other package upgrades
- The full list of updates will be published in the official release announcement
- Numerous ROX-Filer enhancements (rox-filer-jun7)
- Click actions for many file types
- More accurate drive icons
- Several new Control Panel applets
- Haveged daemon
- The full list of new features will be published in the official release announcement
- Fotoxx back into the base system (Viewnior remains the default image viewer)
- AVIdemux into the base system
- TigerVNC viewer replaces TightVNC viewer
- Stronger system password encryption
Modules (drivers): * Improved connectivity with selected TP-Link and Netgear USB wireless adapters
- New package repository
- New SFS repository
- Some of the links in Seamonkey's home page still point to the 721 folders