Slackel Live kde-4.10.5 has been released
Created:2014/5/9 14:34:28 djemos Views:8905
There are several live modes to choose from, such as graphical mode, persistent mode, without ACPI, without SWAP, or text mode. Supported languages include English (default), Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Czech, Dansk, German, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese and Russian.
Slackel live has been created using Slackware Live tool for Slackware/Slackware64/Slackware-ARM Linux.
This tool has been further developed to support keyboard and locale setup on the fly, to add boot menus and splash image, to support booting on 14 locales and timezones, to set root's password, create a new user with password and remove the liveuser, to set the keyboard and locale, set the hostname etc when installing on hard disk.
Supports GPT and legacy MBR partitioned disks, UEFI and CSM (legacy / BIOS) booting.
Also supports installation on USB as frugal install so user can boot the system with persistence changes. There is no need to create a persistence file.
(e)lilo is the installed boot loader if user want it. There is no need to set keyboard, locale, timezone since system boots in the locale at boot time
SLI is a minimalistic and optional GUI to install or copy the live system. This gui pass the installation procedure to slackware live tool which does the real installation.
I used c (GTK+2) and glade to further developed the sli gui and build-slackware bash script so both can be used on slackel:
- added support for setting root password on installation system
- added support for creating a user name and user password on installation system and remove liveuser.
- added partition manager connectivity in Gui (gslapt)
- added support for core, basic and full installation mode.
- locale, keyboard, timezone automatically set in installed system since user already has been chosen them on boot time from menus.
- Help appears while user move the mouse on the Gui.
- Boot on 14 locales and timezones.
The source code, binaries:
Source code and the patches for Slackware live 0.4
Source code for SLI 1.2
All the tools and source code are on the github repos
Slackel Live KDE 4.10.5 includes the current tree of Slackware and KDE 4.10.5 accompanied by a very rich collection of KDE centric software. Linux kernel is 3.10.30. Firefox 24.5.0esr is the web browser, KMail and Ktorrent are the main networking applications included in this release, followed by Akregator, an RSS reader for KDE, Kopete, the KDE instant messenger and more. It comes also with Openjre-7u51, rhino, icedtea-web,Gparted. Wicd is used for setting up your wired or wireless networking connections.
In the multimedia section Dragon multimedia player, Clementine 1.2.1, K3b 2.0.2 included. The Salix codecs installer application can be used, to quickly and easily install patent encumbered codecs to your system.
A wide variety of office applications are included. Calligra Words, Calligra Stage, Calligra Tables are the main office applications present while there are many more like KOrganizer, KAddressBook and the Okular document viewer.
In the graphics section Krita, Karbon, Gwenview, KColorChooser, KSnapshot.
The graphical Salix system tools are present too, making administrative tasks easy for everyone. Package management, as always, is done using slapt-get and its graphical frontend Gslapt. Sourcery graphical tool for managing and installing packages from SlackBuilds is included.
This live dvd includes native KDE apps. If you need anything else can install it using gslapt. e.g. gftp, pidgin, while in live session as you could do in a real installed system.
(The root password for the live DVD is “live”. Standard user login is “one” with password "one")
You can download all Slackel kde-4.10.5 iso images from the following links, using the Sourceforge servers.
Slackel kde-4.10.5 Live image (32-bit)
(size: 1127 MB, md5: 28f0b967df91fe8abc2a74abb1177f7e)
Slackel kde-4.10.5 Live image (64-bit)
(size: 1165 MB, md5: 9c878f37d7ef7e47fdacfa2e13bb0958)
Slackel Live 6.0 openbox has been released
Boot Slackel Live Openbox 6.0 from usb