Chakra-Claire-2012.09 The Chakra-Project Team is proud to announce the second "Claire" release, this codename will follow the KDE SC 4.9 series, and will be dedicated to the memory of Claire Lotion.
After the release of Claire-2012.08 well over a thousand packages were updated, including a new sound stack, updated poppler/openjpeg and openal group, KDE-4.9.1, latest calligra and libreoffice. Because of all these changes, and to get back to having a release schedule that follows closely to the schedule KDE is using, Claire-2012.09 is following the first Claire ISO rather quickly. It also gives us a chance to fix some issues found in that first release.
Chakra is making the switch to pulseaudio as default with this release.
As with the previous release, Chakra is no longer shipping a GUI for package management. Appset-qt was the GUI for pacman, but was not handling complex updates as should, so it is dropped from this ISO. In the initial phase of using a build from scratch package manager, there will be no GUI for package management either, so this is a good time to let any user get accustomed to this situation. Pacman is the cli frontend for package management, the online package viewer is there for additional info and searches. A Simple Pacman Update Notifier named "spun" was also added, it will notify the user when updates are available. It was decided to no longer provide an i686 ISO. You can read more on this decision in this news article.
Chakra is offering only a DVD version with this release. It includes all the language packs, many of standard KDE apps, the new calligra 2.5.1, amarok, kde-telepathy, spideroak, printer support, minitube, k3b to name a few.
KDE 4.9.1 Linux 3.4.6 (3.0.35 optional) DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps Kapudan, Chakra's desktop greeter, and all around first setup tool All new artwork called "Dharma" Latest Grub2-2.00, including graphical dharma theme, Qt 4.8.2 Enhancements to Chakra tools like cbundle/cinstall, welcome-plasmoid, tribe and spun Updated poppler, openal, openjpeg, new sound-stack and all the latest proprietary graphics drivers, including the all new catalyst-legacy Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.
A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.
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